My main problem for months has been the severe ache and burning/irritated feeling in the perineum pelvic area. One of the first symptoms I encountered prior to this back in February and lasted for over a month was a horrible groin pain just above my genitals to the left. This pain almost completely left me the exact week after starting physical therapy and hasn't been back since, after having been focused on the new symptoms that came. I have been working on the TMS approach for about a week or two now. I started to feel better after realizing that it is almost definitely TMS but lately have been getting worse in pain. The groin pain that once disappeared has come back. I think this supports the case for TMS and am trying my best to stay out of the panicked anxiety mode and am pretty confident that I am on the right track with TMS but still worry that it is from increased exercise. I worry about the possibility of a hernia that was missed, but I had an MRI done when I was at my worst with the groin pain. What are some ways people have had success to distract the mind from the physical when its attention goes to the severe pain?