Hi everyone! Well, its been a little while since I've been on here. It was recommended to me that although I have suspected TMS for awhile, that I should see an MS specialist before moving forward to help with TMS confirmation. As with many...I was very fearful of this diagnosis after having a questionable MRI one year ago! Update: I saw a MS Specialist two weeks ago, and learned some very good news. I do not have MS. He said I don't need to come back, that he is not even "on the fence" whether or not I have this disease. So, you would think I would be ELATED, and I think a big part of me is truly relieved and thankful. In fact, I expected the next morning to wake up anxiety and pain free! I had been given a new lease on life! However, I was not. Unfortunately, my anxiety and pain have continued. A few days before my MS Specialist appointment, I decided to go ahead with a knee MRI (at the urging of my sports chiropractor). The MRI revealed some "cartilage defects" and possible meniscus problems though thought to be from an old injury. Believe it or not, this actually gave me peace and brought the fear factor about MS down a few notches. The orthopedist said he didn't really know...from the MRI, I should be feeling pain in one area, and my pain is somewhere totally different. So on to PT I go. I do believe I have some muscle weakness, so hopefully this PT will help, but deep down in my heart of hearts...I don't feel like this is structural. I remember 20 years ago when I truly injured my knee, and this pain is something totally different. So, this leads to my confusion. Where do I go from here? Everyone on this site has been so kind and supportive, and I value your opinions. You are like a big family! I know that one of the huge factors in overcoming TMS is taking the fear out of the equation. Thankfully with the good news from the MS doc, I have been able to lower the fear considerably. However, I have feared this so intensely for so long...it is a hard pattern to break, and I also find myself in general fearing that the pain will never go away. Thankfully, I am able to go about my day, but considering my pain occurs with walking, it is pretty much with me ALL DAY. Months ago I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, so I know this is a factor. So, what to do? What to do? Thanks for listening.