Most of the time the medical profession has really told me next to nothing. Starting this course and reading Dr. Sarno's books, it seems they might have been doing me a favor. I've had TMS for at least 30 years. When I think back on my childhood, probably in one form or another since I was 4 or 5, I'm in my sixties I have had stomach problems, acute back pain, tension headaches, panic attacks, No one has really found anything wrong with me of any significance at all. When I had my first major bout of back pain, I was told to stay in bed for 6 weeks, when that did nothing, another 6 weeks, after six months in bed, I was told it was all my fault by my family physician. I was also told by one doctor there was nothing western medicine could do for me. ????? I have no idea what that was supposed to mean, nor did she explain herself, even though she knew quite well at the time that I would be open to the suggestion of my illness being my mental state.