Yep, I know this is probably TMS'ing about TMS but something I don't think I'm understanding. Whilst I was walking today I felt some pain in my right knee and this was similar to a pain that stuck with me for about 4 or 5 months about 3 years or so ago. I actually almost laughed out loud as the whole situation is starting to become ridiculous and it is just another new symptom to add to the ever increasing list. At the moment, alongside the low back pain which has been around for about 5 years I am experiencing plantar fascia type pain in one foot, random pin prick type nerve sensations over both legs and arms, GI/IBS type issues which sees my stomach gurgling and growling all day long whilst feeling bloated and incredibly windy, frequent unrination which means that basically as soon as I am drinking something it is pretty much passing straight through me, waves of nausea which come out of nowhere and can last for 30 seconds or 30 minutes, waking up with numb hands in the morning, pins and needles in feet, RSI type pain in my right elbow and thumb and hand, a chronically stiff shoulder (18 months or so), chest discomfort/aching, mid back feeling stiff and uncomfortable and of course the knee pain has now been added to the list. The amount of symptoms I'm having is just crazy and my GP treats each individual symptom as functional whenever I see him so its just got to the point now where I know its is pointless going to see him as it is basically just reassurance seeking behaviour. I had a period of pretty bad daily dizziness/derealisation with daily tension headaches which finally seemed to leave about 2 months ago after having hung around for a miserable year and at the time this was my only symptom alongside the lower back issue. It did seem that the stomach issues did seem to start pretty much as soon as the dizziness and headaches went away. Whilst I understand the concepts of symptom shifting and the symptom imperative what I don't really get is if my symptoms are MBS/TMS why I have to have so many of them and why my back issue doesn't ever go to be replaced by another symptom...rather it just coexists alongside the new symptom. I suppose what I'm getting at is that the back pain is distraction enough (if you believe this aspect of the TMS theory) for me as it holds my attention so what is the purpose of throwing all the other symptoms at me? Any advice/opinions gratefully received as always.