I have been experiencing pain/numbness/tingling in my hands and wrist for 6 months. Have recently been to hospital and diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. I have become very obsessive about my symptoms and I am thinking/worrying about them 24 hours a day. While researching carpal tunnel syndrome on Google I came accross TMS. I have read Dr Sarno's book and although I can relate so many of the personality traits to myself, I am struggling to fully believe I have TMS. I think I want to believe it more than actually believing it. Since reading the book I am looking back at my life and think I may have suffered previous TMS episodes. 2 years of undiagnosed prostrate pain which is now away. Plantar fasciitis which has came and went for the last 3 years. I have also suffered with anxiety, dizziness and panic attacks. Despite all this I can't seem to fully accept TMS diagnosis. Part of the problem is I work in a factory using very repetitive vibrating tools which I worry are causing my symptoms. Success stories for hand and wrist pain on this site seem to all stem from keyboard use which I use as evidence to why my symptoms are structural and will continue to get worse. Sorry for the long post. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.