Hi Everyone and Happy Holidays! I've been working on this TMS stuff for what seems like quite a long time now - about a year and a half. I've had some successes which have been really encouraging, but it seems like as I have successes I also get new symptoms. My Symptom Imperitives seem to be in overdrive . Right now one of my many new symptoms is a feeling of a ton of pressure/tightness in my face (nose, forehead, across my cheeks) and tension headaches across both sides of my head and it even travels into my one ears at times. Of course these trigger one of my biggest TMS symptoms, which is migraines. Of course, it is really freaking me out, as it is a new kind of headache and the way that my brain works, I of course fear the absolute worst. I have had migraines since I was about 5 years old. This has been the most stubborn symptom of mine to have success with. It seems like the neural pathways are so established that they just won't budge at all. I have tried many different techniques to get rid of the migraines - yelling at my brain to stop it and telling myself that it is just TMS, being compassionate with myself, trying to just observe the pain objectively, etc. I am currently working with a TMS therapist out of the Pain Psychology Center and he has been working with me on my fear as he feels that until I deal with my fear (of many things) my migraines could continue. My questions are: 1) Has anyone had pressure in their face, which travels into their head and becomes a tension headache? Has anyone had success getting rid of tension headaches? The tension headache that I have right now has set in for over a week and will not go away and is triggering almost daily migraines which makes things extra fun . 2)Has anyone had success getting rid of their migraines? If so, I would LOVE to hear about the techniques that you used to get rid of them. I honestly don't know what else to do and sometimes almost don't remember what life is like without a migraine. Any help with the tension headaches/migraines would be greatly appreciated. I am a busy mom of 2 young kids and life is hard enough without all of this chronic pain. Thank you! I am very grateful for finding this forum, you guys are the best!!