After 2 weeks of SEP (some of the days took more time for me), I feel stuck. The symptoms are much weaker and I can go through the day without too much pain but there is still the feeling of my head being too heavy for my neck and occasional nausea/dizziness. Today I also woke up with a depressed mood and back pain. The back pain stronger than usually. I know it is TMS, but I'm wondering if there is something else I should be doing? Or if I'm doing something wrong (this mught be my need to do everything perfectly and doubting myself i.e. low self-esteem)? I don't force myself to journal every day because for me it works better when it happens spontaneously but I read Dr. Sarno's and other books and read the SEP material every day. Looking back at the past 3 weeks, I can see how much the situation has improved. Last week was the first week I worked normally, I can dismiss the pain and talk to the child giving a tantrum very easily but I feel tired and frustrated. At the same time, it seems like the victory is very close by. Yesterday I went to the cinema with my husband and ate popcorn and gummy bears. While eating I felt ashamed, like a child who shouldn't be eating sweets because the parents don't approve. It was so strange and weird. It made me think that I feel like that when eating too much or exaggerating with sweets.