Hello everyone. I'm looking forward to connecting. I'm a 40 y.o. mother of two children, 5 and 7, a freelance writer, living on campus at a private school in Baltimore where my husband works as a biology teacher. I was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and spinal stenosis in 2005 when my daughter was born, and was doing PT and was getting better. In 2010 I had a period of numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, and some pain and was referred for another C-spine MRI which showed a large disk herniation. I was even contemplating surgery by my insurance (maybe this was a blessing) denied my claim. I felt better again, and was improving after some PT and steroid injections. Then in May of last year all hell broke loose after I had a routine root canal. Shortly after the procedure, I developed facial pain, then neck and facial muscle spasm, was diagnosed with TMJ/ myofascial pain/ fibromyalgia. It keeps getting worse to the point where today I have episodes of faintness, shortness of breath, chronic diarrhea, esophogeal spasm, eye pain, chest pain, and continuing to worsen muscle spasm and pain in my face and neck and nobody can figure out what's wrong except throw me a bunch of pills which haven't done much for me either. I am open to Sarno's methods - think psychological - because what the hell else do I have? It is the one leaf I have not turned over in my search to get well. I so desperately want to be well.