I have worked through the structured education program all the way to Day 31, however, this is the first time I have made a post. I fully believe that I have TMS and the program/journalling is definitely helping me. I started to get pain in my shoulders/back/arms at the same time I started my Master's program 1.5 years ago. I thought that it was caused through extensive time spent at the computer writing and studying. The symptoms increased to include heat and tingling in different parts of my body and I started on the journey of seeing specialists for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc., who told me that nothing "sinister" was going in my body. I underwent bone scans and x-rays which showed no structural problems. I took anti-inflammatories, sleeping pills for the insomnia that set in and various medications for the increasing anxiety, none of which brought relief so I stopped them all. I saw naturopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and acupuncturists which helped me feel better - temporarily. After a year of desperately pursuing healing, going from hope to despair and back, I came across Dr. Sarno's book and this website (I have had many aha moments, epiphanies and tears reading the various, great articles). Although I still have some anxiety and pain, I can see it as TMS, ignore it and carry on with my daily activities - on most days. However, there are still times when I have doubts that the pain will ever go away or that just maybe there IS something physically wrong with me - the doctors just have not found it yet. I am working with a therapist on dealing with past trauma and repressed emotions (perfectionist, goodist, stoic, people pleaser, yes that's me). I have started to go to the gym again for the past 2 months which I was afraid to do for many months and I feel great about the fact that I'm going. I decided to make this post because I think I need the support of others who are going through this as well. Although my family is very supportive; it is nice to know that there is a group of people out there who are on the same journey and that I am not alone; especially in times of struggles and doubt.