I haven't been posting much in the past couple of months. I check in and read a little here and there, but don't feel like I am making progress anymore and actually feel embarrassed and ashamed about it. It's been six months since I found TMS and I almost feel like I have been going backwards. Typical TMS personality, "I must do this perfectly." My brain has been throwing new symptoms at me in an attempt to keep me focused on my body. A few months ago, shortly after I got my nose pierced (just a cute little stud ), I started having this strange sort of pain in my front teeth, but two different dentists have cleared me of any dental cause. At the time, it was most bothersome when I was emotional and crying as a result of starting Unlearn Your Pain. I think my brain wanted to deter me from doing the work. SO...guess what? I put it on hold telling myself I would get back to it after our vacation. That was in June. Here it is now the end of August and the girls are back in school leaving me plenty of free time. I am just now getting back to working my TMS stuff seriously again. I had been running back and forth to dentists all summer (2 root canals/crowns and now wondering if either were truly necessary), and stomach pain that started the day we got back from our cruise and has continued to present. I went to have it checked out and my doctor couldn't find a cause. Big surprise! A few weeks ago, I started having one of my really intense headaches and it lasted for 10 days. This time, though, I had a ton of anxiety with it because I was also having this hard-to-describe stuff going on with my eyes. It was almost like a dizzy feeling with pressure and pain, though closing my eyes was of no help. I was fearing that the pain would never go away, in addition to all kinds of other irrational fears that I won't mention. Well, it eventually subsided and I'm back to my normal every day "wake up with head, neck, shoulder, arm, and jaw pain...and now the stomach pain and tingly weird feelings in my front teeth, lips, and on my tongue. UGH!!!!! I am so fed up with this TMS! For the past week, I have been watching Sarno and Schubiner videos, rereading The Divided Mind, pulled out my journal, and started signing in again when I come here. I know of no where else to turn and I refuse to give up. I intend to heal myself!!!! And then down the road...go on to help others heal from this insidious disorder. Thanks to all of you for being here!