TMS DAY 4. What was the most disheartening thing a doctor has told you about your symptoms? In what ways have you kept that in your mind? If you feel comfortable sharing, post your response in the Structured Educational Program section of the PTPN's discussion forum. We would love to hear from you. To be perfectly honest, in past episodes the things doctors have told me have been more heartening than disheartening. Although unwittingly, in the past the doctors have set me free by doing nothing but confirming my TMS – although only through an unability to find anything structurally wrong. They have enforced the idea that I have TMS because they couldn’t find anything wrong. That makes me wonder if maybe it would be a good idea to go ahead and get the foot MRI. In the past I have heard things like, “We don’t know why your neck/trapezius is spasiming”. “There doesn’t seem to be a reason for the pain” “This should respond well to conservative treatment” and finally “Your neck MRI shows no structural abnormalities”. Once I saw my neck MRI had no problems – I believed I was suffering from TMS on a much deeper level. With the current incident with my foot – the doctors keep saying it should resolve. They offered cortisone injections and oral steroids. Those things reduce inflammation universally. But in my case they did not reduce inflammation. My foot is still visibly swollen. Is that proof of TMS? My foot is not responding to medical treatment so I am left to believe that the pain is caused by TMS? I am like the soldier who came to Christ and said, “I believe, please help my unbelief”. If I had clearer evidences of TMS in my foot – I feel like I would be better able to internalize the diagnosis. If I could see the pain moving around from one foot to another, or sometimes not hurting after I walked on it – it would be so much easier to believe in TMS. Also – with so much inflammation, even if it is caused by TMS – is it even safe to walk on the foot? Wouldn’t walking on it while it was swollen cause damage? How do you resume normal activity when you can’t ease into it? I can’t put 20% of my weight on my foot. My foot just hurts – every time I put it on the ground. Final question: would any of you care to share at what day in the SEP you started to get symptom relief?