I've been fighting RSI for about 4-5 years now. Primarily this has been finger pain in the right hand but it can also impact the left. I also get tight forearms and some mild back pain. This is mostly brought on by computer use but anything that requires the use of my hands can trigger it. In the beginning, it shut down my life. I have since reached a place where I can manage the pain and live a mostly normal life. I have good days and bad days but I get by. I thought this was just how my life would be but I recently found TMS and I now have some hope that I can actually be pain free. I've seen a lot of doctors. I've had a lot of tests. They were mostly all useless and couldn't even agree with each other. Carpal tunnel, tendonitis, cervical radiculopathy, upper limb disorder are some of the things they came up with but I passed all the tests (physical and nerve) and MRIs were normal (minor disc degeneration but they disagreed on whether this could cause symptoms). The only thing that worked was C7 nerve root block injections but they didn't last long and insurance only covered a small number. I gave up on doctors a couple of years ago as the whole experience was just getting me more down. I focused entirely on my posture as the only evidence I had was a potential disc bulge that 'might' cause neural irritation and the fact that nerve block injections helped. I worked hard on getting myself in shape and for a period it seemed to work. I was in a more positive place and the pain went away. Sadly though, it came back. I recently discovered TMS and am now questioning everything I have been doing for the past few years. It sounded too good to be true but I really, really want it to be true. I went through the intro parts on the TMS wiki and it sounded promising. I read some success stories and they gave me some hope. I'm only part way through the mindbody prescription but already much of it is ringing true. I don't have childhood trauma but I am not an outwardly emotional person. I bottle things up and I avoid confrontation. The more I read the more I think yes this is me. I'm still having an internal fight on this though as I have spent so long thinking physical that it's hard to stop. It's early days and I haven't even got to the section on what actions to take yet (aside from dropping physical actions like my exercises and stretches). That said, I have less pain than I did last week so there is a glimmer of hope there to get a hold of. I'm now also questioning how many other issues I may have that are TMS related. I've had anxiety for 20 years now and again just learnt to live with it. I have asthma/hayfever/acid reflux (hiatal hernia)/frequent urination/tinnitus. Where do people start? Just the books? See a therapist? Follow online programs? So many options I don't know where to begin. How do you determine which other issues could be linked to TMS? Do you fix one and they all go away or is there more work on each one?