Here is another overly analytical question that I think might help to reduce my fear. Some folks say to shift off the pain, don't let it bother you so much, etc. Lots of folks also say the pain is there on purpose, it's a distraction, you need to figure something out, etc. My interpretation of that ends up scari g me as I'm afraid to pivot off the symptoms because I'm afraid that if I do the brain will just simply send something WORSE at me. So I focus n obsess over the pain in a way to let my brain know that I got it's message, it does not have to make it worse. Yet when I do shift off the pain it often gets better.. so I think I can proceed down that road more...but if that's the case, it begs the question if whether the mind is really doing it in purpose or not and the whole t s theory sort of falls apart in my mind and the more simple explanation would be...too much stress for too long Am I off base?