Hello all, I just got a notice that I have been a member for a year! I haven't been very visible but I want to thank everyone who contributes. This forum has helped me sustain hope. On the other hand, I have not been at all successful, except for brief periods, in not fearing my symptoms. They are, by the way, foot numbness (the scariest one, and the most enduring), headaches, neck tension and shoulder and arm pain. Recently, I stopped taking an SSRI, and I wonder whether some of the symptoms are exacerbated by that. I also wonder if my extreme anxiety about the symptoms is made worse now. Anyway, I feel like I will never not be afraid of these symptoms. I just can't figure out how to make that happen. It's not that I'm not living my life. I am. But when I have some downtime, I am in an anxiety state about these symptoms. Even though I sometimes "believe" they are TMS (which I have been told by Drs. Rashbaum and Schubiner.) Please, I know this question must have been asked 1000 times, but how do you shed your fear of the symptoms? It's not enough for me to just decide to stop being afraid. It doesn't seem under my control. Thank you!