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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Krissy, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Krissy

    Krissy Newcomer

    Hello..I am a 52 year old female, I did yoga daily for years and did other exercises regularly when my back permitted me to. I have experienced several different ailments throughout my life sporadically (migraines, chest pain, tingling and numbness in both arms and hands, dizziness, ringing of the ears, stomach difficulties etc...) all to no known medical reasons. Although I experienced these ailments I was able to lead a fairly "normal" life until 4 months ago..
    Four months ago I attended T-Zone Vibration (vibrating machines) for exercise and after 2 sessions I ended up in such excruciating pain down the my right thigh, I was totally debilitated. I was diagnosed with muscle spasms at Emergency Dept and given pain meds and anti-inflammatories...did not help. Seen my family physician and was given stronger pain medication....lessened pain some, but did not take away. My MRI noted I have 5 "protruding discs" with 2 "nerve roots". With such findings any professional I seen (Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Physiotherapist) were stumped and could not believe the findings and that with this diagnosis I had little to no back pain but only severe nerve pain in my right thigh. I could not sit including to go to the washroom for 3 months nor drive my car. I was given laser therapy, acupuncture, inversion therapy, ultrasound therapy, electrical pulse therapy and chiropractor adjustments. ( All costing me thousands of dollars) All to no avail.
    I have been off work this entire time and purchased a new vehicle in the meantime (which was delivered to me as I was unable to drive. The salesman was aware of my condition and told me about "Healing Back Pain" and Dr. Sarno. I have just completed reading it and am very excited to start the 42 day program!!!!!
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi. Krissy. That car salesman deserves a hug for leading you to Dr. Sarno.
    You've had medical checkups and no medication has helped your symptoms, so they must be from TMS.
    The SEP program is a great place to learn the ways to heal from your pain. It has healed thousands of others,
    me included, so it will heal you.

    Here are some more ways TMS helps heal us.

    A video from Herbie, one of our many great supporters in this community:


    And his expanded 12 Daily Reminders from Dr. Sarno:

    Herbie’s Extended Version of Dr. Sarno’s 12 DAILY REMINDERS

    1. The pain is due to TMS. This is real pain or anxiety but its caused by subconscious tensions and triggers, stressors and traits to your reactions and fears and also when at boiling point your conscious tension can and does cause real pain too.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or in anxiety then the the blood is restricted from going to your lower back for instance. The blood being restricted causes oxygen deprivation which causes the pain - remember, where theirs no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, The pain stays because of fear and focus to physical organic symptoms and repressions.
    3. TMS is a harmless condition caused by my REPRESSED EMOTIONS so even though you think you can harm yourself from the years of pain you have felt and how you feel in general -- so far no reports have been heard from tms healing knowledge causing damage to anyone, it only helps.
    4. The principle emotion is your repressed ANGER -- this means under your consciousness lies something that happens automatically to everyone. Tmsers have repressions that are stored because of our personality traits,traumas, stressors, fears, strain, etc... When these stored repressions build and build then eventually they cause the brain to send pain into your body to keep you from having an emotional crises. The mind-body thinks its helping you.
    5. TMS exists to DISTRACT your attentions from the emotions, stressors, tensions and strains of your personality traits because if you can get distraction then you wont have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed cause you didn't want to deal with something -- they are just adding up in this beaker, ready to pour over and create real pain and anxiety in your body.
    6. Since my body is perfectly normal, there is nothing to fear. So in reality when I fear the pain or anxiety I just cause myself undo strain and tension adding to the beaker of pain. If I fear then I feed the pain, If I fear Its impossible to recondition. Fear keeps the pain and anxiety alive in the body through focus.
    7. Therefore, physical activity is harmless.If I want to work against the pain I could but its better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I=t have to be in pain trying to heal cause facing the repressions and all the other activities that cause the pain and reversing my fear and focus to them then I can heal.
    8. I am resuming all normal physical activity. I don't fear moving anymore. I believe in my bodies ability to heal now. I can move how I want. I will not fear moving with a bent back anymore. I will also practice going out and acting normal again, not in fear of what pain might do to me.
    9. The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how its hidden -- its illusion, Its fear.
    10. I will keep my attention on the emotional issues. I will think about my emotions and feel my emotions throughout the day. I will not judge, criticize or fear my emotions. I will not run from my emotional issues but face everyone of them. I will feel my emotions fully and cry if I need to. Then I will release the emotion and get my mind and thoughts back to my life and living in the present, in flow.
    11. I am in control of all of this. This is how I recover.
    12. I will be thinking PSYCHOLOGICALLY AT ALL TIMES. This means I will keep my thoughts on psychological issues like happiness, fear and anger -- traits and triggers, conditioning and journaling. The science behind mind-body/tms healing, etc.... This way I will not feed my thoughts to the body -- that is a trick of tms. Tms will always try to get me to focus on the body caused by the pain until I break its show and flair. When I get my attention off psychical symptoms and on emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore thus making the tms of no effect. This will in return, give us the cure.
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    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

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