Hello. I have been writing in here before, and it helped alot, but now i need some support..again Im only 18 years old, and i have had back pain for 9 months now, and it has just destroyed my life, i feel that it has destroyed my life, i really dont know what to do anymore, i had an MRI scan that showed i had a small herniated/bulging disc in May. But in August i found out about TMS, but i also left for 3 month as exchange student, and i didnt have that much pain in the 3 month i was in another school, family and country. Now im back home and i bought a few books from Dr. Sarno, and the pain is worse again, in the low back, sometimes it dosnt feel like pain, but just some sort of irritation in the lower back, and then i get very focused on the area, and scared about my future plans, beacuse i have alot of them.. even though i know i shouldnt be focusing on the area, im reading one of his books now and hoping it will help. I know i have TMS, but sometimes i think about if my pain comes from the disc, beacuse i dont really have anyone to support me at home, my mom thinks she supports me, but still dosnt belive in tms. (she has back pain too and can only work 3 hours a day) her dad also had back pain problems. I have almost all of the personality traits, and didnt have an easy time when i was younger in school.