Hi Folks, This is my first post on the forum - and I'm very grateful that this TMS community exists. The forum and TMS Wiki have so much content - it's amazing. It's actually Day 2 now for me - and I should have made one yesterday - sorry, gotta improve my journaling Anyway, a few words about me: I am now in 4th year of recurring wrist/elbow pain (which now also affects the low back and a few other regions). As so many of you, I've had my share of doctors, physicial therapists etc with no clear diagnosis. Some of them stated, that this condition must be psychosomatic as their therapies were generally non-effective. I did get the most relief from deep tissue massage (Stecco method of something like that) - but in the end I really feel that I was working only on the symptoms and not on the root cause. I heard about Dr Sarno a year ago and read one of his books (getting the feeling "oh sh%t - this is all about me" or "I had this symptom too!"). But I could not get myself fully convinced that there is nothing wrong structurally. Though I was not overly critical of the TMS theory. A year later, the symptoms are still there, I am after another set of different physical therapies, and I think I am ready to face my condition with the TMS approach. I don't have many doubts about the theory now - but I can't hide the fact that I am a little frightened that this is another dead end for me. That it will not help me. But there is nothing to lose and I owe myself to try. Cheers, and good luck to everyone!