My husband has been dealing with pain on the left side of his entire face, upper left back and left side of his neck. He has had X-rays, ct scans, MRI, physical therapy, massage, wisdom teeth pulled, seen a chiropractor, had injections, used a tens device, and done all kinds of other things to figure out how to get rid of the pain. Every test comes out clean. The only thing doctors end up doing is giving him anti anxiety meds or pain killers or muscle relaxers. None have worked. He is very active and plays an hour and a half of basketball during lunch break almost everyday. He is 36 and we have 2 kids and he even coaches their sports teams. He has tried not being active for a few weeks but then went back to it because he felt no difference in the pain when he gave up sports. Back in November my husband was given a book about tms written by a dr Brady. He then read a book by Schecter and tried journaling. He followed the tms treatment plan by Schecters books but still didn't feel better. He has read books by Sarno as well. Back in June I found a tms doctor about 5 hours away from where we live. She diagnosed him as having tms. Well, he called her to get some encouragement and ask her advise about how he can feel better. He still has pain and it is constant. It there when he wakes up in the morning and never goes away. It never eases up. Her advise surprised us... She was not encouraging and she also told him to go see a neurologist and maybe that would help him accept the tms diagnosis. Now my husband is nervous that he is starting this whole going to the doctor obsession again. She also said only read Sarnos books and stay off of the tms wiki site. He hasn't even been on this site more than twice. Is this advise right? He felt like he was starting to really accept the tms diagnosis until he called the tms doc and now he is second guessing again. He says he feels lonely, and no one will help him and he feels stuck and in constant excruciating pain.