I'm really trying to focus on my pain fully when experiencing it, rather than blocking it out. I'm also really trying to dissociate the pain from emotion/anxiety/fear. I've come to realize, however, that over-reaction, fear, and anxiety are general aspect of my personality. For example, today I sent a letter that caused me a great deal of anxiety. I felt pain as I was mailing it. I realized that the pain was only TMS, yet it was generated by just the stress of the letter. Of course, my life will be better if I can rid myself of all catastrophizing, fear, etc., but is all this really necessary in order to rid myself of TMS? Unfortunately, I think it probably is. I've had allergies since a young age. They have not distracted me from unpleasant emotions, but have always existed in response to anxiety. What do you think?