As I mentioned in a previous post, It's been a few days since my pain has returned. Though I remain 100% confident that it is TMS, I no longer have any confidence in my ability to overcome it. I've tried everything that worked before, to no success. It's as if, like a virus, the TMS has mutated and has become immune to my efforts and intends to continue to cause me pain regardless . I have lost the power I once had. This all is however, one way another, just a clever mind game. So I'm wondering: Can losing confidence in your ability to overcome TMS pain be as counterproductive and empowering to the TMS as denying TMS in the first place? I hate to have such a victim mentality and feel ao defeatist. It's hard not to when you feel like you've tried everything. I'm just tired and feel beat by the TMS. I can only reread Dr. Sarno's books so many times.