I grabbed onto the optimistic (desperate?) possibility of a turning point provided by the so called "Extinction Burst", 3 weeks ago. This was after gradually increasing daily standing/walking during the preceding 6 or so weeks. Well the burst has turned into something much more akin to a drag, as I ride a wave of increased symptoms, and a return to my old insomnia pattern, which is pass out for 3-4 hrs, then try every meditation I can recall to perhaps get another 30 mins sleep before it's time to get going again.These past few days has been a bizarre mix of upbeat psychological strength and resolve combined with daily emotional outpourings as the symptoms and lack of sleep overwhelm. It has occurred to me with great clarity that Doc Sarno's "T" word is the variable in my healing. Reduce the Tension (including the tension induced by "fighting" for a break), and reduce the pain. It's so hard in the meantime. Anyone out there been down a similar path?