You say you can't handle more than 5 minutes doing _____. Get a calendar. There are free ones you can print out online. Tape it to your wall where you'll see it every day. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Log into your computer. Do whatever you want - play a game, type a Facebook message, write a story. Type gibberish. Stop when the timer goes off. Maybe there's something besides typing that causes you pain or dysfunction. Whatever it is - talking, running, shaving, I don't care - as long as it's physical and trackable (amount of time, repetitions, etc.), fair game. Do your timed activity for 5 min a day for a week. Every day you do it, mark an X on your calendar. It's not a big deal if you miss a day, but never miss more than one in a row. Next week, set the timer for 6 minutes. Mark the calendar every day. Next week, set the timer for 7 minutes. Mark the calendar every day. Next week, set the timer for 8 minutes. Mark the calendar every day. Next week, set the timer for 9 minutes. Mark the calendar every day. Next week, set the timer for 10 minutes. Mark the calendar every day. Done? If you realize that you're experiencing a psychosomatic disorder, congratulations. You don't owe me a dime. Go help someone else. If your symptoms haven't changed and you still believe what you're going through isn't in your head - even though you've just proven you can do it daily for six weeks or more - I'll admit I was wrong and send you $20 via Venmo. You can go on believing you're irreparably broken. Just like everyone else on here before they broke through. But something tells me I'm going to keep my $20. * * * I was once a skeptic. Here's my success story. Because I work a full-time office job and spend three to four hours a day playing cello and lifting weights, I don't have time to read these forums every day. So I'm going to limit my bet to five people, because I don't just want to challenge you, I want to listen to your story and help you. I'll take the first five people to respond to this thread. You can private message me if you're not comfortable sharing your story publicly, but post something to the thread to save your spot. If your condition requires a different sort of set up than I posted - maybe you only start getting pain at 10 min, maybe it's 3 min, or whatever - we'll figure out a different challenge. "Win" or "lose", you must post your final result to this thread: picture of your calendar(s) plus report of symptoms and whether you still believe you have a psychosomatic disorder. And of course, post to this thread any time with progress reports or thoughts.