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I don't know what's happening with me

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Avy, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Avy

    Avy New Member

    Last 3 weeks I have been feeling really sick. I just can't shake this symptoms. I am dizzy, have head pressure and headaches daily, I feel lightheaded, nausea, gastritis/ stomach pain ( it is better than before but still bothers me), neck pain and thoracic pain (this started few days ago). I have seen a few doctors but I have to wait for medical testings. My EEG showed some small changes and now I'm waiting for head MRI. I had an MR of head and neck 2 years ago and it was ok. I lost weight and it's not good because I'm a slim person. I don't know why is this happening. I can't function normal and feel like I'm losing control over my body. This all gets worse usually afternoon. Could all this be TMS? I finished SEP months ago and started to feel a lot better, my pelvic and hip pain lowered down and everything was going great. Then I had some stressful events and after that all of this started.

    I tried to relax and even went out of town last weekend to rest and calm my nervous system, but it didn't help much. I'm supposed to go on a vacation by the end of next week but I don't know how will I survive it. I feel so lost and don't know what to do. I suspect that it's coming from my neck tension and my brain isn't getting enough oxygen and I know that TMS can make that, but it's not letting me at least to function. I'm pretty sure they won't find much on tests as always, but until then I'm lost. I'm even afraid to left

    Please is there someone that has gone through something like that or has some advice? What can I do right now?

    PS. Today I had a very unpleasant visit to the doctor, I went to see an ENT doctor and he was so rude to me, he was humiliating and insulting me for no obvious reason. I was in a shock. I stayed polite despise all of this and couldn't believe what I just heard. A friend told me to report him but I don't know if it will make any change. Really a bad start of the day.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016
  2. birdsetfree

    birdsetfree Well known member

    All those medical tests are giving you anxiety and drawing your attention sharply to the idea of a failing body. This is a fear inducing path to be on. Your mind is trying to protect you from the trauma of this by distracting you with multiple physical symptoms. Anxiety about your health is ironically another distraction your mind uses. Accept the anxiety for now. Don't try to fight it. Go on vacation anyway because there is nothing wrong with you physically, these symptoms are only generated by your own mind.
  3. intense50

    intense50 Well known member

    You cannot breath in the past and you cannot breath in the future. Take a deep breath hold it and let go. You are in control now. Now this moment you have taken charge by controlling your breath. This helps calm your system.
  4. Avy

    Avy New Member

    Thank you guys for your comments. I started meditating and I feel much calmer, hopefully I'm gonna feel better soon.
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  5. ali90

    ali90 New Member

    Hi Avy,

    Please read regarding outcome independence.I was stuck and cannot proceed with TMS healing for a while. Now, i'm getting better after understanding outcome independence.
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  6. Ryan

    Ryan Well known member

    Just look at it this way, the worse you get the better you are becoming. Your brain is losing its distractions. Hard to grasp this now but hang on for the ride, you will understand when the time will come. You got this, relax and be patient.
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  7. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Avy. I suggest you try the Relaxation Response form of meditation...

    Meditation is a time-honored way of relaxing the mind and relieving anxiety, mental stress, headaches, and even physical pain. There are many ways to practice meditation, but many consider the most successful to be a technique called the Relaxation Response (RR).

    It is a wonderful way to practice TMS Mindbody Healing because it changes harmful thinking in the subconscious mind which Dr. John Sarno says causes pain that is not caused by anything structural.

    The RR, practiced once or twice a day for 10, 15, or 20 minutes has a profound positive effect on the subconscious mind, relieving or curing everything from anxiety, hypertension, headaches, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach problems, all forms of pain including backaches, abdominal pain, muscle pain, neck, arm, and leg pain, and relieves side affects from cancer and AIDS.

    RR is like Transcendental Meditation which is taught by TM specialists who charge hundreds or thousands of dollars. But the RR is free and you can do it yourself.

    It is practiced, before a meal, and works best if not practiced within two hours after a meal. I do it in bed before arising in the morning and again in bed before falling sleep. Often, I only do it 5 or 10 minutes and it works to calm me and put me to sleep.

    Just sit in a chair (or lie in bed in the morning or at bedtime), close your eyes, don’t listen to any music, and try to avoid outside noises. Let your mind think of a word such as

    "One " which has no real meaning or association. Or say a calming word such as “Calm” or “Peace,” or add the faith or spiritual element by saying a favorite religious word or prayer. Breathe naturally or incorporate Deep Breathing by breathing in through the mouth to inflate the stomach, suck in the stomach while holding the breath for a few seconds, then say the word when you exhale through the mouth.

    Say the word silently over and over. At the end of the 10 to 20 minutes, picture and feel yourself as you were when you felt your best, and in a place where you felt that way.

    When distracting thoughts arise during the RR, as they will, just tell yourself, “Oh, well,” and go back to repeating your chosen word.

    My "word" is a prayer: "God loves me and is protecting me." I say it a few times and go right to sleep. If my mind wanders onto other things, I tell myself"Oh, well," and repeat my mantra silently while deep breathing.

    There are several free videos on Youtube about the Relaxation Response. I especially recommend these two by Dr. Benson:

    and this one which can put you to sleep:


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  8. Avy

    Avy New Member

    Everyone thank you so much! Your advice and thoughts mean a world to me!

    I went to see my PT in the end, got a good massage and I feel a little better. I was in too much pain and spasm and I really needed that. She also recommended me to do some meditation. Right now I mostly feel spaced out/fatigue, but hopefully I will shake that too. I'm looking forward to my vacation and swimming in the sea :)
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016
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