I have been "fighting" through an episode of TMS. I have read from many of you that you have been going through your episodes for years. My latest episode has been going on only for a couple weeks. Because of my previous episodes of back pain and sciatic pain I have been very stringent in following Dr. Sarno's TMS program. I journal, introspect about my past, my current stressors, and my personality. Each day I have moments where I am pain free. I work to exercise to test my tension boundaries. Then I go to bed and the next morning I wake with the terrible tension and it can be in either sciatic throughout a hamstring or my back. Then I feel I go through it all over again.... It feels very frustrating to need to spend so much time (30 minutes in the morning, self-talk throughout the day, and another 30-60 minutes in the evening).