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Day 1 I should have started this earlier

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by efini, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. efini

    efini New Member

    I'm male and in my early 30's and have been suffering pain over a year.

    I have tried all the usual stuff. Painkillers, Physio, Chiropractor, stretching, massage, acupuncture etc. I find it either makes no difference or a temporary difference for maybe a week if I'm lucky. I have seen the doctors and they can find nothing wrong with me. They have referred me for more physio and to a orthopedic specialist (which could take upto 6 months!)

    I have read Dr Sarno's Mindbody Prescription and it does make sense. I recognise myself from things he says. I am struggling to accept the TMS diagnosis fully though. It seems to fully get better you have to accept TMS 100%. This is difficult, as does this mean I have to ignore doctors and physios when they say I have a physical problem like tight muscles, inflammation etc.
     
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  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    efini, yes, in order to be healed from TMS psychological pain you need to believe 100 percent that that's what causes it.
    It can be easy for some people, harder for others. It took me a while to totally believe my back pain was not structural but from
    TMS repressed emotions that went back to my boyhood when my parents divorced when I was 7. I didn't realize how insecure
    that made me feel, until I journaled about in the SEP.

    Dr. Sarno writes that tight muscles and inflammation and other aches and pains may show up in X-rays or MRIs,
    but they do not cause our pain. Our repressed emotions do, as well as perfectionist or "goodist" personalities.

    If a doctor said I should see an orthopedic specialist I would not, whether it would be for one session or for six months.
    They're jut fishing with you as the worm on their pole. Spend the time better discovering your TMS causes.
    I bet they go back to your childhood. Something recent may have triggered it.

    You're very lucky you learned about TMS at your young age.
    I was 82 when I learned about it, and the almost three years since then have been wonderful, mostly pain-free.
    I get new pain sometimes because of new daily emotional stresses, but TMS practices soon drive it way.
     
  3. Laudisco

    Laudisco Well known member

    Welcome to the forums efini! I just recently completed the SEP and I found it really helpful. All the best with your journey of recovery!!
     

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