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Day 8 My progress - A smooth journey with a few twist

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by roydr301, Mar 1, 2023.

  1. roydr301

    roydr301 New Member

    The first few days have been really good on the moral. Two days ago I even though I was almost healed. Pain has significantly reduced. Only a few little episodes when muscles became too tight.

    Funny thing, day 7 is a day of rest to let yourself enjoy life and not think about TMS. Contrary to what I was expecting, it became a very complicated day with lot’s of muscle spasm a increasing pain as the day went by. Waking up on day 8, I realized its probably because I started fearing the pain as the day went by yesterday. Or, maybe fear of not have the mental support for one day. It also feels like I could not let go of reading about the topic. Even had to read a few threads to calm me down at the end of the day.

    This morning, I do not really have pain and I succeeded in relaxing my muscle that caused it. Not sure if that happens often to others but I am not surprised it happened to me. I can not even explain the mental process that was happening but I know it’s ok and it will keep improving.

    Tonight, I am even going to try to play a sport I have not played in 3 months because of the pain it was causing. I want to challenge my brain not to freak out like it did in the past.

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  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    This sounds exactly right @roydr301! In fact, many many people over the years have reported increased symptoms or new symptoms, or worse anxiety/depression on or about Day 7 or 8. Dr Sarno called this the Symptom Imperative, where your brain is fighting back against your success. This is proof that you're on the right path! Whoo Hoo!!!!
  3. roydr301

    roydr301 New Member

    Thanks for the reply it really helps. It definitely feels like I am going through that phase right now. I have to admit the symptoms make/made me doubt even though I know its part of the process. But no worries I am still quite positive about the process. ;-)
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