Hi there Something is driving me crazy. Or maybe I should say someone.. My mom has retired a year ago, not entirely voluntarily. Since then, she is kind of becoming an old lady. All of a sudden, she has shoulder pain, neck pain, feet pain, etc. etc. Once one problem is solved, another one pops up. I am totally convinced that all or most of this is TMS, the underlying cause maybe being the fact that she no longer is "needed" in society because she is retired. Actually, I even conviced her to read the Mindbody prescription from Sarno and after reading it a couple of times and talking about it a lot her shoulder pain disappeared! Yayy. However, she has also has heart palpitations/heart arrhythmia, starting after her retirement. She mostly gets them at night lasting up to 10 hours and she can sometimes barely sleep. Nowadays, she has so many nightly palpitations that she is tired all day. She has been to the hospital (also during the nights) and to cardiologists and doctors many times now and her hearts looks just fine. They tested her heart with a 24 hour electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) but also there nothing looked wrong. She has been on different kinds of medication but nothing really works. The doctors cannot find answers, except trying to switch to different medication all the times, which has't helped so far. Even worse; some medication has insomnia as a side-effect, making her sleep even worse.. Her life kind of sucks right now because it revolves around her heart problems. She is not being able to sleep thus not having any energy during the day, thus not having a lot of lust for life. I tried to convince her that heart palpitations/heart arrhythmia are also TMS but this she does not believe, despite the recovery from her shoulder problem after reading Sarno's book. I feel so bad for her and I want to help her sooo much. I even said maybe she should she a therapist to talk about her retirement. At first she agreed but then she said yeah this can wait until after she solves her heart problems since this is more important and now she doesn't have energy to see a therapist. Aaargh Can you guys please help me out with the following questions: Do you think it is true that heart palpitations/heart arrhythmia is caused by TMS? Where can I find some more information/proof about this? How on earth can I convice my mom that it really is TMS and how can help her? Thanks so much!