Hi, I am Rahul from New Delhi, India. Today is the 9th day of my SEP. For the last 18 months I have been suffering from lower back pain. I couldn't sit for more that 15-20 mins. I started using standing desk. When the pain started I was pushing myself too much. I was lifting weights, doing yoga, pushing myself harder at work. It started as a dull pain in the sides of my thighs but when I found early degenerative changes in my reports, I just got too scared. I googled about arthritis and I just got too scared and stressed out. The symptoms spread to the knee, feet and neck as well. Now I can see how my stressing over the diagnoses caused the pain. I read Dr. Sarno's healing back pain but I think I made the mistake of thinking that I just need to read it once and ignore the pain. It resulted in less stress but I didn't get rid of the pain. 10-12 months into the pain I forgot totally about the book and thought that I have got something structural , I got the MRI's done and there was a Syringomyelia in my spinal cord. Seeing the reports, I just panicked, I googled again and had all kind of burning pain in the legs, feet, eye twitches. I thought that I was going to die. When the neurologist saw the reports he said that it's nothing. A lot of people have it since birth. It's not causing the back pain. But now, the pain was not in just the back. It was in the hands, legs, feet, and this time it was burning pain, nerve pain. I just couldn't understand how in a few days time my body can develop such severe symptoms. Interestingly before the MRI, I said to my friend that my pain has drastically reduced. I don't think that I should even go for the MRI, I will be healed in a months time. I was just confused about the whole burning pain. One night I was just thinking and remembered Sarno's book. I googled about burning nerve pain as TMS and found few stories on this site. I read Dr. Sarno's Mindbody prescription. It's been a month now since I read it and for the first time I am hopeful that I will get better. l have started taking my TMS diagnosis seriously and I don't want to go to the doctors anymore. I have gone through the nerve conduction test and the reports were normal but still the doctor prescribed gabapentin. I felt drowsy after taking it for few days. I have stopped taking it completely for the last one month. Pain has just remained the same. In fact a little less (20 percent) after I have accepted the diagnoses. I just want to do the SEP wholeheartedly and remain patient. From now on I will be making posts about SEP and let's hope that the day is not far when I will post my success story.