I had never thought stress could cause the numerous physical symptoms I have had throughout my teenage life. The dizziness, muscle trembling, chills and abdominal cramps among others. Four weeks ago, after headaches and growing health anxiety due to my GI infections and issues lasting more than a month, I had an anxiety attack when my health screening results came back; white blood cells and mucous were found, and being the pessimist I am (this has to change), I thought I had Crohn's, but it was 'just' IBS. Following this attack, I started having pains in my hands and legs, pelvis which then spread all over my body. My condition was bad enough to drive both me and my family crazy. However, since mid September, I have started to recognise that anxiety may have triggered the widespread body aches, fatigue, and headaches. I am doing CBT and am on Zyprexa and Remeron, and my symptoms have definitely improved together with my anxiety. But this program, I believe, is the key to my full recovery, as I have not addressed the underlying causes of the emotional tension I have built over my relatively short life (19 years). CBT will also aid me to eliminate my distressing symptoms over these months. It has not been easy accepting the TMS diagnosis since my symptoms are persistent (although not intense as before) regardless of my stress level. But I have faith that my body is in very good shape actually, that the pain is simply an outlet for my subconscious mind, and that the neural pathways can be unlearned within a reasonable time span, as my mind is young and fairly sharp. A life without TMS would free me once again to be as fit and active as I have been throughout my previous 19 years. Although I have only had these symptoms for one month, fortunately I have researched well and found out about TMS, so that I can get rid of these aches which are disrupting my academic and non-academic work. I understand that I must change my thoughts and behaviours to lead a healthy life once again.