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Day 21 Lost

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by MSZ812, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. MSZ812

    MSZ812 Well known member

    For the past 10 days, the pain in my trapezius muscle has increased greatly and the pain now spreads to my collarbone area. The pain has gotten so bad, that I had to take the whole week off from work. I haven't been sleeping much because of the pain. My family told me I need to see a doctor, so I went to urgent care this morning. The doctor told me to have my primary doctor refer me to a neuro specialist because she thinks I may have complex regional pain syndrome. These past 10 days, I assumed that the increase of pain and the fact that it hurts in a different area was a hopeful sign that my TMS recovery was in full swing. Now, after seeing this doctor, I feel so lost. If it's CRPS, I may be in pain forever. One of the things that drew me to TMS was that I can make a full recovery. I feel devastated. Why did it seem like I had most of the TMS signs?

  2. Lizzy

    Lizzy Well known member

    I am not a doctor, but anytime the diagnosis has syndrome in the name it is a tms clue. Do some looking into CRPS in the search here on the wiki. Hopefully you will find they have just given you the latest medical term for a mindbody issue!
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  3. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Matt,
    I second Lizzy's thought. Don't give up hope. You know many people notice their symptoms increase, move and spread when they start working the SEP program. I am not a doctor, but I hope you don't let either the pain or the diagnoses scare you off. Having said that, it is easy to see how they could! Try to be patient, get more opinions. Have you considered going to a TMS doctor? That is one option, if you can't see your way clear...
    Andy B.
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  4. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Matt. Most doctors don't know zilch about healing if it isn't from pills or surgery.
    I think your doctor has worried you into your pain. I suggest you switch from thinking structural to
    thinking TMS psychological regarding your pain.

    What you need is a strong dose of believing that TMS will heal you. Stick with the SEP and journaling.
    Your pain is intensifying and moving around because your subconscious wants you to discover the
    emotional stresses you are repressing.

    Keep practicing deep breathing and visualizing yourself in pleasant situations, maybe your favorite vacations,
    and believe you will be healthy again. Then you will be.

    Watch the success story videos in the subforums on this web site, and those on Youtube.
    You will get inspiration and confidence from them.
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  5. MSZ812

    MSZ812 Well known member

    Thanks for the encouragement Andy. I have considered seeing Dr. Schechter, as I live only an hour outside of LA. I want to get through this SEP first, but I would definitely want to see a TMS doctor before accepting another diagnosis like CRPS.

    Just seeing all of your guys encouragement these past two days in this thread has gotten my focus back on TMS treatment and I feel again that I'm on the right path here.
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