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Need help understanding my symptoms and how to face them

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by stevow7, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    Hello guys! I'm a new comer here and I've discovered that I have TMS. I have constant anxiety, stress, depression, FEAR of hurting myself, pain in diferent parts of my body, constipation, insomnia, obsessive disorder and feeling alone. the only thing that didnt apply to me while reading sarno's healing back pain involved any part that involves having kids because I don't have any. So I have herniated disc l4-5 s 1 and I tried everything during the past 8 months and everything felt bad and made things even worst! (pt, chiro, aqua therapy, specialist everything except epidural). I'm always focused on the pain and want to make things clear up. Heres the thing, the only thing i've done is reading the book, memorizing the 12 reminders, read successful stories and think psychologically instead of physically. THATS THE HARD PART, think psychologically. I decided to accept sarnos diagnosis 100% and went back slowly to physical activities. I started to walk faster, did push ups and pull ups with planks. and heres the thing, everytime I do exercises (bodyweight exercises) i start getting tingling infront of my calfs after the workouts or after 3 hours of after the workout. thats the only thing that doesn't go away. I don't even know if this is sciatica because people say its behind the leg (hamstrings) but I try to think of something else when it happens, something beautiful in the past like going out with my friends or when i had the most fun with my family. and after 2 hours it starts to fade BUT if i check if its there i still feel it. its super hard to not think about the pain and just think of other things.

    how did you guys manage sciatica or any other tms symptom? I haven't journalize or done anything else in particular. I'm just a 100% sarno's tms believer and im trying to conquer my fear by going slowly back to physical activity.

    what did you guys do to beat this and return to normal?

    (edit: I've gotten way better than before. I don't have back pain, just this front calf tingling sensation. also wanted to add that im trying to beat my programming done by doctos that told me to not sit or bend, run, etc because it causes pain. i can sit for longer times but that sensation doesnt go away. Also how long does your pain last? sarno says it takes time, but do you guys still jump back to activities even with the pain? or wait for it to fully go away? )
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  2. Click#7

    Click#7 Well known member

    Keep reading HBP by Sarno till it really sinks in. have L4-L5 issue and had surgery. Believe me you don't want that. Read, read read and look up Steve Ozanich and the great Pain Deception. He is great in answering so many questions in his book.
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  3. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Stop THINKING SO MUCH--START DOING! -- see my posts in the thread I started about Monte Hueftle's book.

    Your posts only discusses physical issues like sciatica--although you accept TMS as the cause of your pains, which is a huge first step--your vocabulary is still in the anatomical. You need to brainwash your subconscious that the pains are psychsomatic/TMS. This will take as long as it takes. By physically performing activities that the white-coats and your surrounding culture have taught you to fear, you will gain confidence that it's TMS and not sciatica and all the other physical things.

    Dr. Sarno says to immediately return to physical activity, even the most vigorous--that doesn't mean running a marathon if you've never run a lap around the track. It means physical activities normal for your level of physicality and taking into account atrophy you may have suffered due to not doing physical activities you used to perform prior to the NOCEBOS being layed on you by the docs and the collective meme.

    When you feel the pain think psychological--that means shift your thinking to the emotionally charged life issues that may be causing the TMS pain defenses. Are you aware of THE RAHE-HOLMES LIST? It is the science behind TMS. Dr. Sarno refers to it in his books. It lists the emotionally charged life events that cause TMS dis-ease. Look it up in the "search" here. It will direct you to the topics you need to switch your thinking to.
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  4. Click#7

    Click#7 Well known member

    Can this apply to people that have already been stupid enough to have had a surgery like a "fusion" ?
  5. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    It could, no way of telling from this side of the Dell laptop-- that would be a question to pose to a TMS physician--I'm only a tennis player.
  6. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    o Tom, how I wish to give this post more likes. you cleared my mind and like you said, I did accept TMS and mind body connection, but like you also mentioned, I do fear a lot of stuffs that I have been conditioned by other doctors. I'm doing way better than before, and yes, I do think a lot about my pain and symptoms, which I will solve step by step, because this is the hardest part of the treatment. I will look for rahe holmes list and I did actually went to your posts! you ended at page 76 and I would like to see more.

    i loved this, "Unconsciousness, our compulsive, toxic, grasping, energy zapping, repetitive thought processes have created our pain; Consciousness, being aware, feeling, accepting, experiencing, and being present now is how we heal--how we get rid of the pain." and from what i read in your posts. it means to stop overthinking about it and let the brain relax for a while. no worries, just live life without thinking of it.

    thank you again my friend, Tom
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  7. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

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