A few years ago, I had bad wrist and shoulder pain which I thought was RSI. I tried all the usual stuff i.e. doctors, painkillers etc. Nothing helped. As soon as I used a keyboard and mouse and work - boom bad pain straight away, sometimes for days. This was before I knew about TMS pain. Eventually I quit my office job, as the pain was getting worse and I was worried about causing permanent damage. I then got a retail job, but then quit because of foot/leg pain from standing. Looking back it's just classic TMS, I would get pains in the body parts which I used the most and needed in those jobs. Eventually I stumbled across Dr Sarno's book and all my random aches and pains got a lot better. Not 100% better, but now I don't focus on the pains and I'm not afraid anymore of the pain, I just accept it, and it normally goes away pretty quick. Also outcome independence is a massive help! I now have a low paid, low skilled job (which hardly involves computers or lots of standing) which I can do with minimal pain. There is even a quote from the the Mindbody Prescription "because you feel inadequate you accept low-level jobs below your capacity", which kind of sums up my current situation. I am now thinking about maybe trying to get back into work which involves computers and or lots of standing. But I'm apprehensive thinking what if the pain comes back? I know I should be thinking it's fine if I do get unexplained pain it's just TMS, and I can get through it. But I'm very hesitant as I don't want to quit more jobs because of pain. I'm wondering has anyone else left a career they were good at and they liked due to TMS pain, then got better (i.e. fully accepted it's TMS), then managed rejoin that career and things work out i.e. they can do a job without any TMS pain which used to cause it? Thanks!