This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hello, I am a 22-year-old male and a newcomer to this forum. I wanted to ask for your opinion on a couple of questions. But first, here is a brief description of my physical symptoms, all of which have occurred persistently, 24/7, for the past 3.5 months: -Tingling sensation in the feet and legs; feels like little bugs crawling underneath my skin -Buzzing sensation in the feet and legs; feels like a cell phone going off on vibrate inside my feet -Prickly/pin-stabbing sensation in my feet -Occasionally, feeling of electric shock/burning sensation -Random spots of itchiness in my feet, legs, and sometimes arms and hands All of my symptoms started months ago when I was dealing with major, painful transitions in my life, including graduating from college, becoming removed from an intimate community of friends, the end of a serious romantic relationship, and a potential shift in career goal. I started getting severe panic attacks and anxiety, and started taking Cymbalta; however, the panic attacks have gone away now, and all I have left are these lingering physical symptoms. I have been working for the past 3 months with a therapist who specializes in anxiety and psychosomatic disorders, which has helped me better address my fears and personality traits. My questions are as follows: 1) Are my symptoms reflective of TMS or its equivalents? I ask because most TMSers suffer from pain, but I rarely have pain associated with my symptoms, just a lot of discomfort. 2) Should I go through the SED and Alan Gordon's recovery program -- is that enough, or are there other things that I should do? I'm trying to book an appointment with a TMS practitioner near my area as well. 3) Is the key to overcoming symptoms to simply FORGET about the symptoms and pretend like they don't exist and to not let them bother you, or is the key to face them head-on and practice strategies that are supposed to help to eliminate them? It seems to me that all the exercises and strategies that I do, i.e. meditation, visiting doctors, studying the TMS websites and reading Dr. Sarno's books, only REINFORCES to me that my symptoms are HERE; that is, my life has been consumed by THINKING about my symptoms almost all day. Is this the wrong way to go about it? 4) How come my symptom reduction takes so long? It feels like they will never go away, and this makes me very concerned. My life has been put on hold because of my symptoms. Thank you all for your wonderful support and the amazing work that you do.