While doing my homework for the day, I was reading Alan Gordon's "Breaking the Pain Cycle" and I ran something he said stood out and I'm wondering how much this happened to others "Most of you have likely had the following thoughts at some point: “Will this pain ever go away?” “Remember how great life was before the pain started?” “Wait- is it better or worse than it was yesterday?” I feel like I look at time different whenever I'm in pain. Whether it's the first time I went through this for over a year ago, or this current relapse. I keep thinking back to what things were like before I was hurting. I even kind of carry the date with me in my mind. (I did this same thing when I quit smoking way back when Jan 1st 2008) Nostalgic thinking can be depressing and I'm sure that this is reinforcing my pain, especially since I'm struggling with the diagnosis during this relapse. I also get angry with myself when I think of what started my pain (even though I know it stems from TMS) I was weightlifting the first time and I was moving furniture a second time. With both starting from physical activity it makes me think physical and mechanical Anyone else think this way?