This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi, I’m a 38 year old Korean living in Singapore. Two and a half months ago, when I was preparing for the piano exam (I was going to pursue to become a piano teacher) my little finger started to hurt. I even took the MRI, only to find some swelling. But a week later, my thumb starts to hurt, then the left hand little finger…..eventually my entire both hands and wrist were hurting. Each finger take turn and hurt, and even when it doesn’t, both hands are on fire, tingling and numb. Called Tendonitis. Tried everything, saw every doctors, nothing worked. Finally my doctor says simple injury should’ve been cured by now, and suggests I take Lyrica, saying this might be neurological damage. You can imagine how the last few months has been frustrating and fearful for me. Then I come across this website and a success story – quite similar to my symptom. After reading, I realized my pain is down to 20% for the first time, although it came back 2 days later. I felt so confident and thought this must be it. For the last 2 weeks, I’m trying to follow through the TMS cure programme in this website, read and educate myself. My pain maintains about 50% of what it used to be, but wouldn’t budge from there. Actually last 2 days were worse. Then I had pain on foot, shoulder….I don’t want to doubt, but pain coming back is very discouraging. I currently teach at a language school. I already gave up piano, I don’t want to lose this other job too, very hard to keep up with pain dominating my life. Please help me. My question: 1) Am I TMS? 2) Should I take Lyrica or not? 3) There’s no TMS doctor or therapist in this country (neither in Korea). If I have faith and keep trying with the journaling, trying indifference…etc.. would it work?