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Day 4 Most Dishearting Thing by Doctor

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by af90, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. af90

    af90 Peer Supporter

    About 1 year ago, a doctor has said to me that it is all due to stress. At that time i was not ready for such a diagnosis and I (wrongly) dismiss his diagnosis and decided not to see him again. It wasn't until i saw 8 other specialists over the course of a year (orthopedics, neurologists and rheumatologists) who could not provide any diagnosis that I became ready to accept such a psychological disorder as cause to my pain. While i do not have any psychological issues per say, and i always see myself as beeing quiet strong emotionally. Sarno's book convinced me that there could be something in my unconsciousness (after all that is why it is called unconsciousness). I'm very quick to dismiss anything that really gets to me, and thereby ignoring all my problems. I think this have caused some repressed emotions that I am not aware of.
  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    WOW! Great first post, one of the most honest to the point I've ever seen--where do you go from here?--that should be interesting. Was Doc Disheartening a cardio? He would be a keeper, wonder if he'd ever heard of Sarno or perhaps a case of parallel development--another Good Doctor. If you wish to share his contact maybe others could benefit by seeing him. Will you be going back to him?

  3. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    Great first post is right….af90 start the SEP asap and you will find out a lot about yourself, remember baby steps.
  4. af90

    af90 Peer Supporter

    Tennis, just to be clear, the doctor i was referring to first diagnosed me by saying i have muscular imbalances due to mild scoliosis that i have, and he referred me to a physioterapy and at the same time told me to take it easy and not to think of the pain and that i had nothing to be concerned about. After 5 months of intensive physioterapy, i called him (because i moved to a new country) and told him that things havn't improved much and i started getting new symptoms like numbness and pins and needles in my wrists. He then said that he wants to see me (when i visit the country i was in) so he can refer me to a psychotherapist and follow my situation more closely.

    Thanks Boston for the encouragement, yes i should expect that things will not change overnight.

    I am considering quitting physioterapy now, but im not sure. any thoughts?
  5. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    I think you would be doing yourself and your pain a favor by quitting this therapy, its just giving the pain more power.
  6. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    WOW again! A doctor who refers patients with stress to psychotherapy--maybe Dr. Sarno has come out of retirement! Who and where is this doctor, can you share?

    If it's TMS, doing any PT in hopes of fixing it is counterproductive. The body is not broken, it's the mind that's stressed.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  7. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    That doctor should clone himself a hundred times, to spread the word of TMS even farther.
  8. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    Mr Doctor did the same first thing he said to me…..maybe the word is spreading

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