Hey everyone. I was introduced to the concept of TMS a few months ago, but it's only recently that I started to look into the condition more to see how much of it lines up with what I've been experiencing. Here's my story as to how I got here and why I highly suspect I may have TMS instead of tendonitis or trigger finger like I thought before. I do a lot of writing and coding in my time. Digital marketing is my main niche, but I'm also an artist and aspiring animator too doing all of this so I can have enough money and resources to one day move out to Los Angeles and also use the money earned from these jobs to become a great investor too. I'm still at this startup working part-time because of some difficulties the company ran into over the summer, and I've been dying to make a major change to my life as soon as my boss finds a new office, likely leaving the job and spending a few months working hard and studying to get my next job as a developer. I even have plans someday to start my own nonprofit and teach artists and animators about marketing and coding, so I'm very ambitious and hungry to make things like this happen, but also happen to be really conservative when it comes to staying at jobs for a while, even if I'm not liking them anymore. Anyway, I had never had problems in my hands at all before until this year. I think some of it even started last year sometime after I was given a new keyboard at work by my boss, who is a software developer I heavily look up to and has been my main source of inspiration for wanting to become a developer myself soon. It wasn't a bad one, but I just could never get used to it well. It was called the Corsair Strafe and it had Cherry MX red key switches. A few months before this, I got myself into a car accident and hit a mail truck, and there was a lot I had to go through there, especially with my family and dad and how costly the repairs on the car have been. In early 2018, I went through a phase where I had developed pain and what I thought was RSI in my left hand. Sometimes the area between my index finger and middle finger would get all tingly, and then other days, it would feel like I had a sensation of something being stuck in between even though I could not see anything visibly wrong with the fingers. I would also get to the point where I could feel pain grabbing the web space of that area too and the bottom sides. More recently, I had also experienced stiffness in the index and middle finger which would clear up on its own. There were some days this year I had to miss work because the pain and soreness would get pretty bad for me in that same area. This summer, I went to a hand doctor and they diagnosed me with trigger finger and gave me a cortisone shot which temporarily had an effect, but pretty soon after, I was dealing with the same problems. I tried so many different keyboards to try to solve this problem I had been experiencing with varying degrees of success. Right now, I use a low-profile mechanical keyboard, but even now, I sometimes still get pain and weird sensations in the same area I was talking about. A few weeks ago, I felt a sensation between the middle and index finger and it was almost like someone had taped them together. I also kept thinking that the purlicue area there was a bit thicker than the one on my right hand's index and middle finger. I've tried compression gloves, TENS units, you name it to try to treat this problem on my own. Today, I read an article from someone who also suffered from TMS. I applied what he said about ignoring the pain and sensations and that they are really all from the subconscious. I wrote a Word document detailing what could really be causing my problem and already I was able to have a better time doing this blog post. Found it could be potentially some anxiety I'm having about making one of the hardest emotional decisions this year leaving the job and someone who has been nothing but nice to me and showing me how to work in a certain way. I also think I have some underlying regret about some of the decisions I made, how I started my career, some of the decisions I made at the company, and how I eventually realized what I really wanted to be. After all, this was my first real job and I hadn't had much experience prior and I feel like I've gotten to know my team so well too, even to the point where sometimes I'd be jealous of a few of them because they would get more "important" work to do in their roles. I still sense a bit of a difference in those fingers like there's some pressure, thickness, clammyness and stickiness, but it's not so noticeable now that I've been trying to apply some of these methods to my situation. Has anyone else been suffering like this lately? The problem has been driving me up the wall all year and I was letting it get in the way of my own success. I forgot to mention I currently take glucosamine, magnesium, Vitamin D, and fish oil supplements too.