I am responding to the question posted on 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? I had TMS 10 years ago with from 2000-2003 with chronic foot (plantar fasciitis) and hand pain. After suffering and seeing every doctor/healer/specialist (to no avail) a neurologist finally diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia in 2002. I refused to accept this diagnosis and a life of pain..I was devastated and began searching for alternative views on fibromyalgia. This is what lead me to Dr. Sarno's MINDBODY PRESCRIPTION. Within 3 months I was pain free. Fast forward till this summer, 10 years later. I stupidly spent the greater part of my summer wearing flip flops. I started to sense that these not very supportive shoes were bugging my feet, but I didn't think much of it. I had stopped wearing orthotics years ago and didn't really believe my horrible foot pain would come back. Well it has. I am suffering now as I did ten years ago (unbearable arch and heal pain, along with pain in the my palms and wrist). I am so shocked that it is happening again. Is this normal? I remember reading Sarno and him saying that very few patients have renewed episodes. I am back in therapy, reading his book again, doing this forum/program, but I find the more I explore my emotional pain the worse the foot/hand pain is getting. Is this common for others? My last bout of TMS was so long ago that I don't remember the details of my healing. I can't remember if the pain got worse before it got better. I feel as though I making some big discoveries about my unconscious rage (especially now that I'm married, have a young child and have had a big falling out with several close coworkers...a lot to cope with)...I feel my emotional work is progressing much quicker this time as I'm more in touch with my emotional self from my past experiences, but I don't feel the pain is fading, instead it is increasing. I need reassurance that this is a possible and normal part of the TMS healing process.