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Do you think i have TMS?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Harry, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Harry

    Harry Newcomer

    I would like to share a brief story of me and my symptoms and i would like to know if it sounds like TMS.

    My name is Harry. I am 26 years old. My pain started for me 5 years ago when i was 21.

    I loved music and DJing and worked as a mechanic for about 4 years and mixed music most days for 3 years. My lifestyle was very noisy and it never bothered me until one day at work i was using my rattle gun and i thought to my self wow that was so loud it hurt my ears. So i did it again and it kinda tickled and hurt the tiniest bit in my left ear. I didn't think to much of it and i kept going until it became worse with the exposure to loud noise with no hearing protection. With in 2 weeks or so it got so bad i couldn't stand to be in a workshop with cars and tools and i couldn't mix music. I couldn't sit in the same room as a tv on low volume. All my time i would stay in quiet places thinking and hoping that in about a week it will be better. Sure enough it wasnt and i had to quit my job and music mixing that i loved. i started on my band wagon to see ad least 5 ENT Dotors for a answer and still till this day no answers and according to ENT specialists having ears with chronic pain is a perfectly set of healthy ears. (Laughs)

    But wait there more.

    For years i didn't work and i was in silence in my room and i spend hours on my computer and started to develop pain in my both my hand for about 3 years now and its really hard to type this.(Seen Specialists)

    But wait there more.

    I started to work in community transport so it was lots of driving. For about 1 year it was fine until one day driving my car. I got pain in the bottom of my ankle driving bare foot. Since then it has gotten worse and its so hard to drive let alone walk and stand on my feet. (Seen Specialists)

    I have a massive folder of all the scans and test for these 3 pain issues and no answers hence why i am on this forum writing this post.

    I own a copy of Dr Sarnos book for awhile now and i have read most of it yet no real change in symptoms.
    But i am going to keep going.

    I dont feel my pain moves around i feel like it just get worse the more i aggravate it and better the more i rest and it keeps spreading and going to other parts of my body like it started at ears then hand now feet and and has never really truly gone away.

    Also i am not a perfectionist but im really persistent in my hobbies and i think i am hard on my self and i worry lots in general and my child hood was very loving but traumatic and rough.

    I would love to hear your opinions and i appreciate and thank you for any information.
  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Modern medicine is really good at dx'ing REAL structural/physical/anatomical issues. If the docs can't find anything structural it's probably TMS. Your bio fits the T personality to the T. Sarno preaches that the body is STRONG--it's the mind that's weak. You cannot hurt your feet by driving bare-foot, I do it all the time, impossible! Why aren't you wearing ear protection especially for DJ'ing? Everyone in R&R is wearing custom made ear-protectors.

    *Search the TMS forum archives for tinnitus and ear issues, you will find enough to write a book.

    *Look up your list of stressors on the Rahe-Holmes list, there's your psychosomatic/TMS science.

    I'm a car guy, are you? What do you drive, does the shop you work at specialize in any make? Maybe you can help me with some of my car questions, or is being a mechanic your blue-collar job to pay the rent?


  3. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Harry, like Tennis Tom I suspect your pain symptoms are from TMS and they show up in different places
    because as Dr. Sarno says, the unconscious mind does that to us so we discover our repressed emotions
    and/or deal with our perfectionist or "worry" personalities. Sarno says we don't even have to change anything,
    just recognize the emotions or personality traits that we need to maybe at least modify. And it's very important
    in healing that you believe 100 percent that your symptoms are caused by TMS and are not structural.
    Doctors have already told you that you're physically okay. Just keep working on the emotional causes.
  4. Harry

    Harry Newcomer

    Okay thank you for your replies. I believe it is TMS too it just keeps pointing in that direction. I am just finding it hard to find my repressed emotions because i can not see them. Can any one offer advice or techniques to recognize my suppressed emotions?
  5. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    *Look up your list of stressors on the Rahe-Holmes list, there's your psychosomatic/TMS science.

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