Help, please. My partner has TMS and, as a double whammy, Health Anxiety. So, not only does his TMS cause him the pain his Health Anxiety then kicks in and he goes into a complete meltdown as he believes he has cancer (of whatever area the pain happens to be in). So far we have had: brain tumour/cancer, oesophageal cancer, prostate and currently it is bladder. He has also, in the past, believed he had MS. One then obviously feeds the other. Over the years he has been through a myriad of tests and doctors for a variety of ailments. All showing up as either negative or inconclusive (inconclusive are particularly unhelpful as they just exacerbate his fears that something has been missed). He is currently suffering from bladder pain and a feeling of not fully emptying his bladder. He feels that there is a blockage and has convinced himself that he has bladder cancer. He has been diagnosed with Prostatitis in the past but insists that "this is different" - as it always is. He has reluctantly acknowledged that he has Health Anxiety and that he "catastrophises" events however he has not yet had the "eureka" moment of accepting that the pain is caused due to TMS and so has not started any self-help towards addressing it. He has read (at my prompting) the Mindbody Prescription, The Divided Mind and also The Great Pain Deception. However, I believe he reads them with only half an eye open because he still has that voice in his head telling him that pain that bad cannot be caused by his mind alone. I have tried rationalising with him as well as (I will admit) losing my temper with him but to no avail. I have shown him (what I consider to be) the obvious patterns in his behaviour during a TMS episode, I have also shown him that there is a direct correlation with stressful events in his life. He simply will not accept that it is due to TMS. What can I do to help him AND me to get through this? Help, please.