Hi folks, I've been reading forum posts on here sporadically for a few years now, and figured it's about time I bore all you wonderful folks with my story. I first want to thank all of you, because reading your posts and replies has really helped me, and it's wonderful that you all take the time to write and try to help others who suffer from TMS. My TMS journey started in the mid 1990's. I was around 30 years old and living alone for the first time in a new apartment (bachelor pad) that I loved. Life was good, my family was great and I was happy. I was in great shape and worked out 5 days a week. One morning, out of the blue, I woke up with excruciating lower back pain. It was so bad I couldn't stand up. I literally crawled on all fours to get to the bathroom. I was home from work for a few days and the pain gradually got better and finally disappeared after a few weeks. I figured I must have slept wrong. Over the next few years, every now and then, my back pain would return, seemingly out of the blue. I started being more careful at the gym, stopped squatting, always bent my knees when picking things up, etc. My family was always kind enough to constantly remind me to be careful because I "had a bad back". I'm sure you've all heard that before. Fast forward about 10 years. I'm working at a different company, married, living in a house and still getting that "out of the blue" back pain every now and then. I should mention that I had gone to see a doctor a few years earlier, who took x-rays and advised me that I had advanced degenerative disk disease. He said there really wasn't much that could be done, and I'd have to either live with the pain or opt for surgery. I opted to live with the pain. One of my co-workers asked me if I ever heard of Dr. Sarno. I had not, and he explained to me how Dr. Sarno had helped his son. When he mentioned about the cause of the pain being in my head, I dismissed it as hogwash. Well, a year or so later, after another brutal bout of lower back pain he again brought up Dr. Sarno. I googled Dr. Sarno and found the tmswiki website. As I started reading post after post, and following the various links to TMS information, it all started making sense. My back pain felt like it was vanishing as I read. To make a long story a bit shorter, I was pretty much cured of my back pain before I even read one of Dr. Sarno's books, thanks to you good people. I did buy "Healing Back Pain", and think it was one of the best purchases I've ever made. I have been 100% free of back pain for nearly 7 years. So....why am I writing now? Well, I have a new issue that I believe is TMS, but I can't seem to beat it. In mid December 2013, 2 weeks before I was scheduled to sail on a Caribbean cruise with my wife, I suddenly started having a feeling of consantly having to urinate. The feeling of urgency was unbearable. I went to a urologist who listened to my symptoms and advised me that I had prostatitis. Now the odd thing is that I had had prostatitis 20 years earlier, and I remembered it because I came down with it 3 weeks before a Caribbean cruise. I was lifting very heavy weights at that time trying to get in shape for the cruise. The urologist I went to back then advised me that sometimes if you lift heavy and your bladder isn't empty, you can force urine back up into your prostate. He put me on Cipro (antibiotic) and eventually it went away. This time, the urologist put me on 10 days of Cipro. (I should add that once again, I was lifting heavy weights trying to get in shape for my cruise.) After 10 days, it was still bad, so I was given another 10 days of Cipro, which I had to take while on my cruise. Apart from a twinge here and there, I felt fairly normal throughout the cruise. When I got home, the feeling of constant urge to urinate returned. I called the urologist and she put me on 10 days of Bactrim DS, another antibiotic. Well, here it is, nearly the middle of February, and I'm still suffering. So why do I think this is TMS? Because on weekends, when I'm sitting home, I'm fine. No urgency, nothing abnormal. When I drive my car, the urgency pops up within 5 minutes. When I sit at my desk at work, the urgency is minimal. For the 30 minutes that I'm downstairs in the cafeteria eating lunch, it's brutal. I've actually left lunch early because I couldn't sit there any longer. Then, I get back to my desk and the urgency starts to diminish. Get in my car for the ride home, it's terrible again. Walk in the door of my house, and it's gone within about 5 minutes. One of my main problems is that 99% of the TMS material I read, talks about pain. Since I'm not in any pain, just discomfort, I'm finding it hard to relate this to my prostatitis diagnosis. I desperately want to believe this is TMS, but I'm finding so little to reinforce that belief. I know Dr. Sarno did mention it in HBP, but it's only mentioned briefly in 3 places out of the entire book. I've been doing positive affirmations and talking to my brain, and anything else I can think of, but it won't go away. Sorry for such a long winded first post. If anyone has any good advice for me, I'd be so happy to hear from you! Thanks again!!