I’m going to try the TMS Wiki program here. For Day 1, we are supposed to post our story to the forum. Being the aspiring journalist that I am, my story is probably longer. I’m trying to tell my story of my pain from the beginning to now. Below is something I’ve written for some TMS doctors to read but have reformatted it for this forum. My name is Aaron, I'm 24 years old and I'm from Sicklerville, NJ. I first heard of TMS and Dr. John Sarno's work a while ago while looking on YouTube for videos on chronic back pain and yoga. I started having pain in early January 2014, shortly before my last semester in college. I had experienced back pain before then but the pain was so bad that it was just staying there. I figured it was from all the time I spent sitting at the computer. I tried using ice and my mom took me to see an acupuncturist. When I got back to college and started the semester, I kept going to the health center there. My mom finally arranged for me to see a chiropractor close to where I went to college towards the end of that month. After seeing him, I felt much better and my muscles didn't feel as tight. However sometime after, the pain was coming back but it wasn't as bad as before. So for all of my last semester, I kept seeing the chiropractor. After I graduated in May 2014, I went to see another chiropractor. After doing some X-Rays, it turned out I had a small scoliosis curve. He had me seeing him for a while and saw that the curve had gotten better. Meanwhile, I tried to do any kind of exercises the doctor gave me. I also started seeing an orthopedist, who gave me a series of trigger point injections. Over the summer, my mom bought me a gym subscription to HealthTrax in place of the chiropractor and orthopedist. I had tried physical therapy before but it wasn't doing anything and I found the place itself to be a little depressing, seeing people that were older than me struggling. Before getting the injections, I had gotten a job as a cashier at a pharmacy in their front store (not mentioning the name of the store just to be safe). It wasn't a job I wanted but to keep a long story short, I was stuck in this job. Even though they had me working four hours a week, I felt I was getting worse. The job was also stressing me out, having to deal with different customers. My psychiatrist was able to write a letter for me to leave the job. I had the job from February to September of 2015. For almost my entire life, I've had social anxiety and anxiety in general. I've also struggled with ADHD and was an IEP student in school (I also used the special education services in college). I get anxious often. Over the years, I've seen that anything having to do with change is what makes me most anxious. I mentioned before I started getting my pains in my last semester in college. All the time I was having the pain, I thought it was possible that my anxiety of leaving college and my friends was involved in any way. I've also mentioned I had a stressful job that I would dread going to. I've been reading one of Dr. Sarno's books and I really think I may have TMS. After reading some of his work, I've been feeling a little bit better. I'm still going to HealthTrax but not as much. What I want to get out of this program is relief from my pain. It’s unfortunate for me to not live in an area where there aren’t too many TMS doctors. I’m going to try this program. I’m also thinking about doing this is less than 42 days. Most of what Day 1 consists of are things I’ve already done so I’m going to move onto Day 2 and maybe Day 3. Given that I don’t have a job, I have a lot of free time so I could devote it to this program. Any suggestions?