In the book "The Divided Mind" Sarno points out that the symptoms we develop are generally symptoms we know about. For example, things like back pain, carpal tunnel, ulcers, etc... are all symptoms that are very much in our society's consciousness. Since we know about them and they work for TMS, they can even cause an epidemic much like ulcers in the 70's or carpal tunnel in the 90's. Our TMS mind needs a symptom and so we use one that is known to us - often times a popular one at that time. My question is, what if we develop a symptom that we have never heard of? In my case, that is symptom is tinnitus. I definitely fall into the TMS personality type: repressed, anxious, rage, unresolved issues, chronic worrier, perfectionist, obsessive, etc... and have had migraines and other TMS symptoms that make sense to me, but tinnitus does not make sense to me. I suddenly developed tinnitus after a very intense few years of off the charts general anxiety and even more intense few months of the anxiety ramping up to epic levels. How and why would my mind use a symptom that I have never even heard of? That does not make sense to me. Is that even possible? Maybe tinnitus is not TMS since it seems impossible for my mind to use a symptom that was not even on my radar. Thanks for your feedback.