Hi everyone again. In the past 12 days I've been trying to get rid of my chronic vulvar pain practicing the tools given in the forum, the SEP and in TMS Books. I resumed physical activities (slowly and progressively), focused on my emotions (I wrote an 11 pages letter to my boyfriend to share my emotional pain, my doubts and fears) and I also got myself very busy (I am writing a book) and tried not to constantly think and fret about symptoms. However, my pain has significantly increased and somehow changed (I've got more burning in the past week, while it was usually soreness). Is my mind trying to scare me and make me go back to the usual coping mechanism (focus on pain, take drugs, rest, etc.)? I am still convinced that my pain stems 100% from psychological issues and this burst of symptoms makes me even more sure because of the incredible timing of this worsening. I thought I had faced my emotions and hidden traumas (I written and cried so much in the past few months and even told my bf things of my past I had never shared with anyone)... So what's holding me back from healing? Am I experiencing an extinction burst? Do I need to go over some emotional issues again or is it better to keep ignoring the pain and focusing on living a normal life? I'd really appreciate if somebody could give me some suggestions or recall their experiences.