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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by walknlite2014, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. walknlite2014

    walknlite2014 Newcomer

    I am brand new to this forum. I found it by googling the term floaty head feeling.
    First of I am a seven year oral cancer survivor. I was treated with surgery, radiation, chemo. Finished treatment six years ago.

    So I have been sick with something since November....strep throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, and now I've been diagnosed with asthma. Since January I have had lower back and hip pain. I've also been dealing with the floating head issue. This feeling is what has me concerned. How is TMS diagnosed?
    I do have a lot of stress with work and dealing with side effects of treatment. The floaty head feeling is a new issue all together. It is really starting to get to me. Any ideas? Did you all have a lot of tests run to get that dx? I'm ready for answers as I'm starting to get depressed.

    Thank you
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, walknlite. Welcome to this wonderful web site where you will learn how to become free of your symptoms. I had severe back pain and a lot of anxiety until I learned about TMS . A nurse friend told me to read Dr. Sarno's book, Healing Back Pain, and took the Structured Educational Program, free in the subforum of this web site, and within a few weeks the pain stopped.

    TMS is diagnosed by having a medical checkup and learning there is nothing structurally wrong. You got over the cancer, now you will get over the floating head and other symptoms by believing 100 percent in TMS, that they are caused by repressed emotions. The SEProgram will help you to discover what those are. Once the subconscious knows you have discovered those harmful emotions, it stops sending pain.

    Also, spend some time reading Dr. Sarno's 12 Daily Reminders which are the core of his MindBody philosophy:

    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 it is 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 also cause real pain.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or anxiety then 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 there is no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, the pain stays because of fear.
    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 it is 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 won’t have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed because 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, it’s 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 it’s better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I have to be in pain trying to heal because 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 body’s ability to heal now. I can move as 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 it is 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 every one 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.
    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 physical symptoms and on to emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore, thus making the TMS of no pain effect on the body. This will in return, give us the cure and become pain-free.
  3. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi walknlite2014,
    This is not a common syptom of TMS, but i am sure it is a possible symptom of TMS. I don't even know what floaty head is, but it sounds like a form of somatic experience or diziness.

    As Walt says, the best way forward is to see a TMS physician. There are lists of them at the Wiki. Many do long distance consultations as well. See a physician and/or do the research, both how TMS is caused (your personality, your history, and your life's current/recent stressors), and if there are others who have cured your symptoms using Dr. Sarno's approach. Build all the evidence that you can that supports your TMS diagnosis. And then do, at the Wiki,

    TMS Recovery Program


    Structured Education Program

    Or another program such as Howard Schubiner's
    Unlearn You Pain.

    Good luck in your investigations, and keep posting questions and your findings.

    Andy B
  4. Gigi

    Gigi Well known member

    Hi walkinlite. Congrats on being a cancer survivor!
    Walt is right; TMS is diagnosed by the absence of structural problems. For many of us, we read one of Dr. Sarno's books and something resonates. Some people say, "I saw myself on every page!"
    If you feel you might have TMS, try the SEP or read one of Dr. Sarno's books. See if you can relate.
    Blessings on your journey.

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