For almost 17 years I’ve lived with Fibromyalgia. I have also had recent diagnoses of colitis/IBS, acid reflux, hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalance, sciatica and chronic back pain. Several doctors and counselors over the years have suggested to me that these chronic issues are not indicative of a physical disorder but symptoms of mind-body connection. Since January of this year I’ve experienced chronic (daily) pain which moves around in my back, right hip and right knee. Through my daily prayer/meditation and journaling I have become aware of deep anger, resentments, fears and anxiety. The other day I was downstairs doing laundry and as I walked through my office I caught site of Dr Sarno’s book on the shelf. I re-read the book and see myself on every single page! Four weeks ago I had a complete check-up. At that time, I spoke again to my doctor about my chronic pain and she told me that she can’t do any more tests for me. She suggested that I needed to look at underlying emotional issues. As far as I know she doesn’t know about TMS, but I look forward to sharing with her as she is very open to other philosophies and modalities. I am very open to TMS being the cause of many of my health challenges these past 17+ years. Recently I’ve become very aware of intense feelings of anxiety, fear, anger and resentment. I am very hopeful that working through the program will assist me in overcoming the chronic back, hip and knee pain, as well as the Colitis/IBS, allergies and various other health issues I have. I worry about making time daily for the journey as the next couple months I am travelling but I am prepared to do the best I can and trust. I have a fear of succeeding...what will that mean to my life? And a fear of failing. I am also worried about what is underlying these repressed emotions. After typing the above I experienced intense anxiety...almost a panic attack...which I've not had in years. I am uncertain about how i can do the emotional work and continue to care for our children. I am excited to find this group through an online search and have spent a couple days reading various threads, success stories and watching related YouTube videos. The more I learn, the more I see how TMS has (and continues) to impact me.