So this weekend my neck pain has been substituted by anxiety and panic. For me, if its not the symptoms associated with my neck pain (pressure, ear fullness, dizziness, weakness, etc..) then its the feeling of panic....I have difficulty breathing comfortably, find myself taking very shallow breaths subconciously, my heart starts beating faster and I'm much more aware of it. I am very familiar with panic attacks, as I first experienced these lovely episodes after my dad died suddenly 4 yrs ago. Those attacks made me realize how easily psychological emotions can manifest in physical symptoms, but I still never associated my neck pain with them. I always assumed the pain was a result of structural issues caused by working at a desk/computer all day...until I read the Mindbody Prescription. The panic attacks eventually went away with therapy and medication, until this past christmas, when I was dealing with other major events that had happened. I decided to start therapy again and within weeks, my neck pain started to get way more intense..and not surprisingly, my panic attacks subsided. I knew that it was probably because I was so focused on finding out what was wrong with my neck. Well now I realize that's exactly the point of TMS and it was working. I guess my point is just that looking back on how everything has played out, what was physically happening while certain emotional events were taking place, it definitely gives me some validation of this tricky syndrome. The hard part is re-conditioning my brain to think differently of my symptoms so that they stop controlling my life. I'm so over it!