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Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by hopefuldan, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. hopefuldan

    hopefuldan New Member

    My name is Dan and I am working my TMS program because I have had migraines since I was about 10 years old (I am 51 now). I also developed tinnitus a little over a year ago. The combination of the two is difficult and tinnitus has been hard because unlike migraines I can't take medications for it. Today I am doing day 8 of the program, although I have not been doing each day in a row (I wonder if that matters). The first seven days of the program has taken me a little over two weeks to complete.

    I love the idea of the program and I have read several of Sarno's books, and I strongly believe that people's subconscious (stress, fear, rage, guilt, etc...) can create physical pain. I believe that my migraines are a direct result of these things, however, I am not sure about tinnitus. Sarno mentions tinnitus in his book as a TMS symptom, so I truly hope this program will help me with tinnitus. I admittedly have doubts that I will get better and I still struggle to understand how the program works in practical terms. I will continue to work the program though in hopes of some progress.

    Thanks! Dan
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi , Dan. Dr. Sarno may be right that tinnitus is a symptom of TMS, but I wouldn't spend a lot of tie on it.
    I've had it for many years and if I don't think about it, I don 't hear the ringing. I do thin that stressful situations make it hard not to hear it.

    You might take a look at the Youtube videos about treating tinnitus.
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  3. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Dan,

    Glad you are here! Most forms of tinnitus (without obvious neurological injury) are TMS variants, Sarno agrees and I have seen good evidence of this in the research. In fact, most clinical guidelines for treatment of tinnitus recommend things like cognitive behavioral therapy and other types of psychotherapy rather than any medication or traditional medical treatment. Thinking of your tinnitus as just another TMS variant should be helpful. Welcome to the forums!

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