I don't have much doubt that I have TMS. I started having headaches when I was a child. My dad suffered from headaches and all three of my older sisters, too. My older brother and my mother dealt with eczema. When I was about 29, I had myself hospitalized to see if there was any organic reason for my headaches. I remember having a spinal tap, but I know there were quite a few other tests as well. They didn't find any physical reason for my headaches. I am 71 now, so that was about 1975. After that, I was referred to a psychologist, and over the years, I've spent a lot of time in counseling. It is particularly telling that in the late 80s, the counselor I was seeing had me stop taking anything for my headaches. And the number of headaches I had went way down. I'd have 1-3 really bad headaches per month, but a lot of days when I didn't have headaches. My bad headaches are migraines. I get nausea, don't want to eat, do anything, or talk to anyone. I just hole up for the whole time and seriously want to die. Back in the 90s, I went to see a psychologist who did biofeedback. I specifically wanted to work with that, but he put me on an anti-depressant. Since that time, I've been on various medications and seeing neurologists. Now I take 2 anti-depressants plus other things. I want to get off the meds really badly, but every time I try, the headaches come back with a vengeance. I think it was last February when I read about Dr. John Sarno. I bought his book, "The Mindbody Connection," and also Steve Ozanich's "The Great Pain Deception." I've been listening to YouTube presentations a lot, including Ted Talks. I love this resource. I don't have any trouble believing that my headaches are TMS and I have been feeling better lately, but I know I have a long way to go. I've also been practicing meditation for the last three years. I had a terrible childhood so it isn't hard for me to figure out that my brain is trying to protect me from the feelings that come out of that. The last counselor that I saw really helped me deal with the childhood stuff. I get stressed over things, too. I also journal and I know that really helps me a lot.