OK, I've had this near constant nervy pain from my left calf upto lower back for almost 6 years, and despite fully embracing TMS diagnosis and tons of emotional work it's still there. But every now and then I've been getting pain in other body parts like right ankle and knee, and a few months ago - my shoulder. Some of them went away eventually as I stopped paying attention to them convinced of being "only TMS". This shoulder pain seemed different though, it felt more 'muscular' and got worse in certain arm positions and during exertion, so I thought there's something physically going on especially during my yoga practice, pole dancing and boxercise. At the back of my mind I was thinking several times "I should do something about this shoulder" but wasn't sure if it's bad enough to go and get it checked, but considered it could be TMS too, at least partially. So one morning when I woke up with this pain, all the way down to my hand, I though "I should probably skip the boxercise class today, I don't want to risk more damage...but what if it's only TMS, then I would be reinforcing it by avoiding exercise..." and so on, for and back. So I decided that I need some clarity in my mind. I've been practicing EFT for a while now, and although it worked for purely emotional issues, I had hardly any success with pain reduction. But I only wanted to get clear on what to do, not tap directly on the pain, which I believed wouldn't work. I did a few rounds during which I told my subconscious mind that whatever this pain is, it can't be too serious because I don't remember any incident of straining or injuring my shoulder and decided to go on with my day observing how it feels. I rubbed some arnica on my sore muscle saying "if there's some tissue damage, may it heal, but that's all the attention I'll give it today". Before lunchtime at work I forgot all about my shoulder and I went to the boxercise. My partner happened to be a man, and a strong one too! But when it came my turn to punch, instead of putting forth my 110% effort, I somehow excused myself for doing only 95%. I'm not very competitive, but have a tendency to motivate myself by negative self-talk of being lazy, wimpy, etc. Normally I would think I need to soldier on and ignore my body, but this time I felt I deserved to take care of myself, no matter what others would think. As a result, my neck relaxed as never before and I felt no pain in the shoulder. Not then nor afterwards, no pain down my arm, tense neck and upper back either. Still no pain today even after a serious yoga session with arm balances and shoulder stretches. Small success maybe, but this gave me confidence that I can address the newly appearing TMS symptoms. As for the older pain, I feel it's there for another reason that just to scare and annoy me. Probably something deeper, safety, repressed emotions. Maybe one day I'll get to the root of it too.