The question today was what was the most disheartening thing that a doctor told me about my symptom? I was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease 10 years ago (around the same time I started working in my first job). Every time I ate I would feel pain. After being scoped and finding out I had a lot of inflammation present, but no ulcers or cancer, I was prescribed Nexium. I was soon after also diagnosed with an overactive bladder. I was also prescribed medications for this. I also developed menstrual cycle issues and prescribed medication for this. I was barely into my 30's at this point. For all of the diagnoses I was told that I was going to have to stay on the medications indefinitely. I was upset with the fact that I was told that there was no way to heal myself and that I was going to have stay on the medications prescribed forever. All of the medications I was given had long term side effects. I wanted badly to get off of them and also be "cured" of my medical conditions. I then tried many alternative treatments over the years which actually allowed me to get off of the medications and the GERD and overactive bladder actually improved. Of course, I have a new set of conditions that I am now dealing with in regards to my TMS. I can't believe how much money and time I spent on the treatments and diagnostic tests over the years. In terms of how I have kept what the doctors said in my mind is that I began to believe there wasn't a cure for the medical issues that I have. I feel blessed to have found Dr. Sarno's book. I know feel hopeful that what I was told by my physicians over the years, which was to live with my medical conditions, is not true.