Hello, I've occasionally read and posted to the TMS Help forum and just found this forum, which looks like it may be a good place for me. As an introduction I've copied some of what I've written in that other forum below. I'm having a little relapse and hoping to get some inspiration from everyone. I seem to have a manifestation of TMS pain every 6 months to a year...last was May 2013 and fairly brief fortunately. Hopefully I can overcome this once and for all. Or gain some new techniques so in the good times I can continue with maintenance so the pain doesn't come back. My current issue is sciatica/glute/pelvic pain, which has been going on for 4-5 weeks. I starting out thinking it was TMS, then doubting and sought out physical treatments and now I'm back to believing it's TMS. I've been checked out and verified no muscle, etc. injury. I seem to never learn and go through this cycle every time. I recently read Nicole Sachs "The Meaning of Truth" and found it very inspirational. Her message and program resonated with me and I need to start the work. (I've also ready MindBody Prescription and the Great Pain Deception.) I'm a 49 year old woman with a husband and teenage son. My passion is long distance running. Thanks for reading! From the TMS Help form posted March 2012: "I am new here, but not new to TMS and Dr. Sarno's ideas. I've likely suffered from TMS all my life, but didn't learn about it until Fall 2010 when I developed sciatic-like nerve pain in my left leg/foot. I'm generally an anxious person and as a child/young adult my TMS would manifest itself as GI problems - mainly upset stomach/indigestion which seems pretty mild in the grand scheme of things now. Lately it's the nerve pain and also skin rashes (which I had a bit as a child too.) I think the nerve pain manifestation came about after an actual physical injury I sustained in 2008 when I slipped on some ice and really hit my hip hard. I look back now and realize that I was pretty much healed when it suddenly became worse. I'm sure now that was TMS. I was in pain for about a year. I hadn't read Dr. Sarno at the time, but I think I cured myself using a version of of his ideas that I came to on my own. I developed an "I'm not broken, I can beat this pain" mindset and over a period of 6 months or so I became pain-free. This included getting back to the activity I love - long distance running, which I couldn't do for most of 2008 and half of 2009. But my pain came back in November 2010, manifesting itself in a slightly different way. Of course I thought I was injured again. It wasn't until March or April 2011 that I discovered Dr. Sarno and was convinced I had TMS. I was painfree by the end of June, but I recall now I had a bout of skin rashes right after this. But the pain came back after only 3 months and I've felt it on and off since then. Unfortunately, I'm not too bright and it wasn't until just recently that I started to think it was TMS again. I wonder if a lot of people go through this -- Get cured of TMS via Sarno's work, but when something new crops up go straight back to thinking it's physical."