So! Here I am. Another stop on this never ending journey of pain. To be exact, I don't really have pain, I have a constant numbness and tingling in my buttocks, leg and both feet. I have had so many MRIs that I glow in the dark. I discovered TMS about five months ago, I have read Dr. Sarno's book, joined Curable, and read most of Dr. Schubiner's book and have been diagnosed with TMS by a TMS doctor. I mediate and I journal, but I ain't moving the needle. Still stuck. So I have gravitated to this sight. My symptoms first started during a very stressful period in my life about a year and half ago. My business, once thriving, more or less collapsed after a rough two year downswing. I helped start the business so it was painful to see it grow smaller and smaller after years of great success. Also, I have an autistic son who, while a joy is still a great responsibility. Evidentially, this all proved too much and I hit a wall. Couldn't sleep, couldn't eat. Then the tingling started. I spent the next year or so helping numerous doctors retirement accounts grow, by frantically bouncing from one to another. I attended a six week pain management course at a world famous hospital. The only thing I really learned was to sleep with a pillow between my knees. I also used to fall asleep a lot during the meditation sessions and snore which was embarrassing. Also, as an added bonus, I was diagnosed with severe Anxiety, which has gotten much better. I am seeing not one, but two therapists because I can't bring myself to fire one of them. I order drinks at restaurants with plenty of ice, then go to the men's room, drop my pants and press the ice against my butt. I once fell on my face hopping on one foot in a hotel room because I thought I had MS and was trying to test my balance. We luckily sold what was left of my business and I am playing out the string with the new owners. -probably one year or so from retirement. Our son is still a handful and we are looking at residential options now. As you can imagine that process is stressful and that stress feeds the insatiable Tingle Monster. ( My face is tingling as a write this, cute.) I am a writer on the side and have published a number of novels, including It's. Nice. Outside. a fictional memoir about my son. I worry that journaling doesn't help me as much as others since I do so much writing and express myself through my work. I'm going on month six of my TMS diagnosis right now and I am getting frustrated. Things are better in my life, but the tingling remains. I fear I will have it until I retire ( I don't like the new place- I am out to pasture there, the old guy who isn't on Twitter) and my son is placed in a safe and nice home which could be years. Sixteen months of rubbing my legs, massages, journaling, yelling at my old business partners while driving. ( they're not there of course) meditating, reading Sarno books, doing PT on the floor in my office. Nothing! I have accepted the TMS diagnosis though every so often I fall off the wagon and start Goggling rare diseases which I know I don't have because if I did I'm pretty sure I'd be dead by now. Any advice? Can you beat TMS even though your main life stressor ( my son) remains? Anyone else have tingling and numbness?