This is my third post. My first post was made (I think) in late August of this year. I had inquired about inflammation being an aspect of TMS. In my second post, I was very gung-ho about recovery. I went so far as to state that I was not going to post anymore, I was simply going to get better. In late August, I set my sites on recovery by October 1. I have made tremendous progress psychologically, but none physically. I started engaging in mindfulness meditation almost daily, and stuck to the structured program almost daily. I was (am) very committed. I only skipped days when I felt that to do otherwise would be to push "too hard". An interesting aspect of my TMS is that I am very blunted emotionally as a result of having taken SSRI antidepressants for half of my life. I almost lack the ability to cry, for instance. When I started the program, I also (under the guidance of my psychiatrist) started tapering off SSRI medication. I am now on 95% of the dose that I was on in August, and am noticing increased emotional responsiveness, as well as some mundane withdrawal symptoms. I am posting because I am starting to reconsider the diagnosis of TMS. I firmly believed that I would be fine in 7-8 weeks from when I started the program (October 1). I envisioned life without pain, fatigue, digestive issues, etc. This reality was scary: I have been dysfunctional for quite some time, and am trying to view myself as functional again. However, I do want to recover. I know recovery will mean that my life will be more difficult in some ways, but I DO want to recover. After having engaged in self-hypnosis, meditation, the six week program, I am experiencing as much pain and dysfunction as ever. I feel depressed about it, but that could be a result of the medication withdrawal. I wonder if I have TMS. My problems started after an auto crash in which I was struck from behind. This was eight years ago. I can understand TMS being related to repressed negativity, "goodism", etc. I fit the TMS psychological profile. Or, at least I did, prior to starting the program. I've changed somewhat, for the better. It's been said that TMS/fibromyalgia is likely several different conditions. I'm starting to worry that my version is different than that of everyone else since it involved a car crash. After the crash, I couldn't see properly for about a week as a result of brain issues. I wonder if I damaged my brain beyond repair at this point. Can anyone here speak to TMS brought on by physical trauma, and the likelihood of recovery from such trauma-induced TMS? In closing, one more thing: The trauma resulted in multiple trigger points, sore ligaments, etc. However, it wasn't until about four months afterwards that a "change" came over me, and I developed, over the course of one day, fibromyalgia. Thanks.