Location: Right and left forearm. I have severe forearm pain in both of my arms. The pain starts just past my elbow and runs about halfway down my forearm. I will occasionally have a cramping or sharp pain in my hand or fingers but it usually doesn't last more than a couple days. The best way to explain my forearm pain is when it’s at it's less painful state it’s a dull or aching pain. When it's at its most painful stage it is a throbbing, intense pain but I would not explain it as a sharp pain. The pain is constant. 24 hours a day and is usually more of an intense pain. I regularly have trouble sleeping due to the fact that I cannot get comfortable and I usually wake up around 3-4 AM. I have trouble sleeping approximately 4 out of 7 days a week. The pain is always there though. The pain level is not constant. One day the pain level could be a 3 (On a pain scale 1-10, 1 being hardly any pain and 10 being unbearable) , for example, and the next day, with no change in my daily routine, my forearms could be experiencing a pain level of 8. There is no way to judge how much pain I will be in tomorrow or the next day. My forearm pain first started about 3 years ago. I consistently played video games several hours a day. For the first year of pain I continued to play video games but not as frequently. At that point, the pain was not 24/7 but it was on and off. The pain worsened and the past 2 years I have discontinued video games all together but the pain failed to stop. I also went tubing in Florida 3 years ago and the day after I couldn't even open a sliding door. So I am not sure if I solely injured myself from tubing or if that was just the icing on the cake... Presently, the pain is almost unbearable and school has forced me to continue writing (which strongly aggravates my forearms). Writing is horrific and I dread doing it every single day. I played golf and basketball 2 years ago and I played both sports until March of 2016 when basketball ended. But there has been no indication of an increase of pain during or after these activities. During golf season I practiced 5 days a week for 3 hours approximately. Basketball is more physically straining. I practice 2-3 hours 6 out of 7 days a week and we lifted weights twice a week. Activities that increase the pain include: writing, video games, typing, texting, driving, or any other delicate, detailed movements. Unfortunately, the pain fails stop when I rest it. For example, writing increases the pain and when I stop writing the pain decreases but doesn't stop. I took ibuprofen 3 times a day, everyday as well as Gabapentin, 600 MG, three times a day about 2 months ago. My physician has also prescribed me Nabumetone in the past but to no effect. I have not noticed any decrease in pain due to these medications. I have gone through several months of physical and occupational therapy without any luck. My doctor has had me do an MRI of my neck and X-RAY with no noticeable problems. I also had an EMG. The doctor noticed that my nerve response to some shocks were a little slower than anticipated for my age but he didnt seem too concerned with that. Unfortunately, we still haven't found any solutions. I stopped taking medicine since it had no affect. So here is another catch… I bought an Armaid (http://www.armaid.com/page/853-3029/armaidhome (Revolutionary tool to fix RSI, forearm pain, tendonitis & tennis elbow) ) for self-message purposes about 3 months ago. I have seen no decrease in pain… I don't know how long it would take for me to see progress and since it hasn't decreased my pain level yet I am not sure if I should continue doing it or stop. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about self massage and when should I start seeing results if I continue to do this on a regular basis? I also stretch everyday and I am working on my posture every day as well. I do about a half hour of stretching every morning that focuses on my arms and my posture. While I have seen that good posture helps maybe a little I haven't seen any real progress. Sitting around “resting” my arms do not help at all. I have read Pete Egoscue’s pain free and I have also read Sharon Butler’s conquering carpal tunnel and other repetitive strain injuries. And of course I have read Sarno's The Mindbody Prescription. My final and desperate move is to accept the TMS concept and see if it helps. I dont know how to force myself to accept the diagnosis and I need help. Thank you.