Just to preface: 38 year old male, have experienced virtually every single TMS equivalent over the past 12 years, ALL chronically. Can happily say I beat it all (including the dreaded fibromyalgia diagnosis) BUT, one thing has eluded me for 12 years... I have Chronic Swollen Parotid Glands (the glands under your ear, right next to your jaw joint). They go up and down at will, and when they swell, its incredibly painful. Ive had every test known to man, had one exploratory surgery, diet changes and on and on...and NOTHING (ive seen over 30 specialists including the worlds leading parotid gland surgeon). Drs tell me I am healthy as a horse. I think this is TMS. I don't know what else could possibly convince me, but I am honestly not 100% of the way there yet. So, what to do now? What I did in the past (journalling and then just ignoring) is not working on this. Id like to admit one thing: my jaw-line has always been my favorite physical feature. When these glands swell, they completely hide that feature. Is my brain messing with me somehow with the one vanity-related/physical attribute about myself that I really like? Just throwing that out there....would love to hear your thoughts/advice.