I am a very private person. It’s really difficult for me to post all of this, but I am hoping that it will aid in my recovery. I have or have had more than my share of TMS equivalents: chronic headaches, stomach issues, back and neck pain, TMJ, fibromyalgia, arm pain, sciatica, foot pain and leg pain to name the most problematic. This started around age 18, and I’m nearly 56, so basically all of my adult life. In the 1990s I was able to cure myself of my back pain using Dr. Sarno’s techniques, but wasn’t successful in applying it to headaches and my other issues. However, I managed to keep everything under control with conventional approaches until about 5 years ago, when I started having major foot and often leg pain which has gradually become extremely debilitating. I tried TMS approaches for this, including rereading Dr. Sarno’s books, re-watching his video, journaling, and seeing a TMS therapist via Skype, but was never successful. I think I never completely accepted the diagnosis. I also could never stop focusing on my pain, which had become all-consuming. However, recently, I had back spasms followed by severe back pain which took me a while to get over (by going back to all my Sarno material). During much of this, my foot, leg and fibromyalgia pain went away. Of course, its returned (along with some other TMS equivalents) now that my back is better. That has made any doubts I may still have had about it being TMS go away. I had looked at this website a long time ago, and thought I would try it, but life got in the way and I forgot about it (perhaps my unconscious mind doing its thing). I just rediscovered it yesterday while looking for new TMS books and material to help me. I have made an internal commitment to stay with it this time. I have the classic, (major) TMS profile: I had a physically and emotionally abusive childhood, am perfectionistic, desire order, very conscious of what others think of me, always try to do the right thing, and am extremely self-critical and overall very hard on myself. So, perhaps I have my work cut out for me. But I now fully embrace the TMS diagnosis for all my ailments. It helps to know that there were other “hard cases” out there who are now pain free. Starting the Structured Program is giving me some hope again.