Hi! I'm Denisa, a 23 years-old tour guide with 2 chronic gastrointestinal disorders. I've been in pain for so long (I was around 14 when it started) that up until a few days ago, I was on the verge of losing all hope. I was never able to find the roots of the problems, nor could I link them to emotional issues, because no matter how much I'd monitor the pain, it just doesn't seem to follow a pattern. For instance, the first one occured when I was 14, and the second one only when I turned 18, but now they happen quite often and irregularly, a few months, weeks or even days apart. As I gave up the idea of common medical treatments, I found someone who introduced me to the TMS. She gave me hope that everything can be healed by my brain. I was very happy and relieved to hear that I wasn't crazy (at some point I almost truly believed that it's me who's causing everything) and that my medical problems are actually real. They are there. It's just that so much pain simply isn't justified for these two conditions: hiatal hernia and atrophic gastritis. The TMS is the only reasonable explanation for other things happening lately, such as a serious, reoccurent candidiasis. It's been happening for 2 years now, although I haven't switched parterns, and the tests always come clean for my husband. It's not something he's giving me or the other way around. I spent so much money on clinical tests and drugs only to have the symptoms again after finishing every treatment. Although I cannot really say candidiasis hurts physically, it is able to reduce fertility rate, which I might be encountering right now, as we are trying to conceive and I am worried it's been with me for so long that it really affected this significant body function. As suggested by this medical coach, I made a list of stressful events from the past, the present and the future. And oh my, it's a long one! I just never realized there are so many things that I thought to be stressful until I named them. And I would've never managed to notice that some of them reoccur if not for that list. For instance, the fear to be abandoned, or to be left alone. In the past, I noted down I was afraid my big sister would do it, and in the future, I wrote that I am afraid my husband will do it. Now I have something to work with. Hopefully, the stomach pain and the candidiasis will give me a break, if not stop for good.