So far I've made great progress with my mind and emotions. I have been recognizing that there are some significant emotional factors that are all contributing to my TMS. I spent about 5 hours yesterday journaling thr0ugh the stressful, anxious, lonely, and isolating time that preceded my TMS symptoms. I am starting to see times and places where I began to shut down feeling certain emotions such as anger and anxiety and see that my fight to overcome these issues was simply a time of stuffing them into my body. I have had some pains shift around the past couple days, with a new sharp pain in a new place in my upper-low back. I know this is typical and gives me more confidence in the diagnosis. One obstacle I continue to face is that the diagnosis just seems too freaking good to be true. I keep thinking this is great, but where is reality. One part of me is gung-ho knowing that all these repressed emotions (yes I'm realizing I'm not the saint I thought I was and that I feel some intense "negative" emotions) have got to be doing something to my body, but its very hard to imagine my life without pain. How did you guys do it? Is it just focusing on the hope that other people have done it and kept pushing on despite having pains? I mean I see that my ego does not want to explore all these feelings, but man, this is hard! Still exploring, unearthing, and allowing things to surface. Fighting against it all is slowly going away.