Help- I feel like I keep wavering on my accepting having TMS and also put myself in a sticky situation with being able to know... Opinions wanted! I've had chronic burning pain in my right leg for over a year. Done every test possible. (Been to the Mayo clinic with no diagnosis) ...on my last day at the clinic I was given a steroid injection in my SI joint. I had two weeks of complete hell.. the burning pain was worse than it had ever been, only tolerable when walking. I got pretty depressed and decided enough! I would take the mind body theory very seriously and practice the mediations and not fearing the pain EVERY day, working hard at it. Every day got slightly better over the two weeks since I started and now instead of the burning I will feel pressure over the leg and extreme stiffness in the right hip especially after a long day (weird) but it is definitely tolerable and I'm honestly happy about it. I'm thrilled at the progress actually.. that is until yesterday when I read that sometimes injections take 3 plus weeks to kick in. It hit me like a ton of bricks- is that what this is? Is my work for nothing? I'm frustrated but happy at the same time. I want it to be TMS SO badly because I know a shot is only like a bandaid even if I'm feeling some relief. I feel almost upset with myself I started working so hard on it at the time I did but I just wish I knew for sure. -Here are some factors that may point to TMS- *I have had flare ups in my burning pain at big times in my life. It started on Easter day which is big being a pastor's wife... the day we left for the Mayo the pain was definitely intensified... *I've had IBS as a child and TMJ when my husband went overseas... I recently read that steriod shots are only minimally effective... but could this be actually working or is it the TMS work I've been doing? I've had selective nerve root injections in the past that I feel like worked 10-20 percent and went away quickly. I'm so confused I feel mentally exhausted.