Hi, long story short - I've had forearm pain for years now, but also in other parts (knees mostly). It has all gotten better, but sadly not at the 100% mark just yet. It comes and goes, but generally the TMS approach has worked for me. I'm stronger, I got back into exercise, I play video games as much as I want and generally I try not to let the pain weigh me down, even on bad days. What helped me with this was my job. My job has very little effective work on most days (not so much during the summer tho) so I knew that, even if the pain was bad, I'd manage to get through and keep on keepin on because I was secure financially and I considered my job as "rest" of sorts. I don't really like the job, in fact, I think it's below me, but given my symptoms and flareups I figured it's good enough. Beggars can't be choosers. I have used my job as a sort of crutch and security blanket at the same time. The problem is, my job will be obsolete in a couple of months and I am terrified of finding something new. This is the only aspect of my life which was truly stagnated for the past couple of years since the pain started. I am scared of finding a new job because: I don't know how much effective work there will be (ie. will I have to do something for the full 8 hours or can I take a break every once in a while and just casually do my tasks) I am currently experiencing a flareup which certainly doesn't help I'm scared of making an ass of myself ie. I start working and have to quit in a week or so because I am unable to do the job because of my symptoms I feel kinda stuck now. I have to find a new job and I would like it to be one I like doing ie. just basic office stuff, typing on the keyboard etc. I don't think I will ever truly be at peace if I don't find a job I'm happy with and finally ending this whole TMS thing once and for all. On the one hand, I want to say fuck it, take a chance and see how it goes, on the other hand I am terrified and every time I don't hear back from a job I am relieved. Anyone been in a similar situation? EDIT: just to clarify: I know typing on a keyboard will not damage me. We are products of millions of years of evolution and are too sturdy to be done in by clacking on a keyboard. This whole thing started the other day, when I was writing a job application on my laptop. I had send an initial email which had formatting errors. I decided to send another one without the errors and boom, 10-20ish minutes later -> flareup. I don't know if it was me typing on my laptop (different position than the one I'm used to), my sending an erroneus email or just the general anxiety of finding a new job. It's so stupid and frankly it's frustrating at hell at this point. EDIT 2: since I have a few months left with my job (possibly even 6), I have decided to take a proactive approach. I will be typing every day and progressively type more and more. This is the only activity I have kinda avoided (because playing video games =/= typing). Any advice is still welcome.