Hi all - I posted somewhat about this elsewhere, but I would love some of your thoughts. I've known about TMS for a while now, my symptoms have come and gone (and are here again), I did the SEP, read many of the books, saw Dr. Schubiner, etc. I have tried my best to work through my childhood issues, which is somewhat difficult because I don't have any obvious trauma, "just" an environment of worry, high expectations, perfectionism, etc that led to my spot-on TMS personality. Anyway, so it seems that my symptoms are mainly about current stressors and personality traits. My symptoms have gone away during periods of time in which I've been able to not think about the symptoms, but about other things, or usually when I'm MORE worried about something else than my TMS. Or when my OCD symptoms take over instead. Therefore, it seems that as long as I've done or tried to do the work on repressed anger, at this point I need to just get my focus on something else and stop fearing the symptoms, which perpetuates the cycle. Does this make sense? I'm wondering if I should actually STOP reading about TMS, but get a good novel instead, watch a favorite TV show, or as one friend suggested, do difficult math problems so I have to concentrate on that instead. What do you all do to try and get your mind off the constant obsession with the pain, symptom, whatever it may be? Or to get yourself to "just not care" about the symptom/pain? There have definitely been times when I haven't cared, and therefore it doesn't bother me, but then it comes roaring back.