I read the forum almost every day but I haven't posted recently but I just wanted to update that I am almost healed of my all over body nerve pain but It has been replaced with tooth & gum pain /tmj. To summarize, I have been suffering from nerve pain since early August 2015 after an amusement park ride. Most of the nerve pain was in my arms, hands, feet, legs, neck but the pain also spread to the pelvic area. I had electric shock type pain, buzzing, burning, tingling, etc. At times it would be very difficult to walk because of the pain or wash dishes or use the computer. It was also very difficult to drive as my right leg and arm would be in a lot of pain. Every morning my legs would be very stiff when I would get out of bed. I was diagnosed with a moderate herniated cervical disc. I did physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractor but nothing helped. I started to read about TMS in November with books such as "Healing Back Pain", the "Mind Body Prescription", "The Great Pain Deception" and "Unlearn your Pain". Around the beginning of December, I started to wean off 600 mg of gabapentin by reducing 100 mg weekly. I switched my male GP to a female GP I was referred to. My prior GP didn't care what I was going through. My new female doctor actually took the time to listen to me. My bloodwork was redone and my B12 was very low so I was given B12 shots. I had been taking a high dose of methyl B12 pills weeks prior. My bloodwork from 6 weeks prior showed my B12 was 1600+ so I stopped because I didn't want to overdose but my levels 6 weeks later were around 240, which is on the low side. I read that gabapentin can deplete B12 levels but I don't know. I should have stopped the gabapentin much earlier because it never helped with the pain. The week of Christmas was the first time I had longer periods of being pain free. We usually spend Christmas with my mother who lives 5 hours away, but I was not in the mood to travel. My husband's family wanted us to host Christmas this year. I was reluctant at first but I said yes. It ultimately was a great decision because it kept me preoccupied with something else than my pain. I was feeling pretty good Christmas week and was more concerned with shopping, and cooking. Christmas day was great spending it with my family and I haven't felt that good in a long time. It was totally the opposite of Thanksgiving day where I was in a lot of pain. The week after Christmas until New Years Eve was wonderful. Our church had a New Years Eve Celebration we went to. I put on high heels for the first time in 6 months and I even danced. My husband told me he was so happy that I was feeling great. We went to sleep at 4 a.m. and I woke up around 9 am New Years day and went to the computer and then the pain in my arms started as I was typing. I told my husband he jinxed me. I was in pain for a few more days and then the pain started to gradually go away again but I noticed when I was no longer focusing on my pain I started to obsess over other things. About mid January as I was brushing my teeth, I think my gum in one spot on my bottom from teeth started to feel a little sensitive and I looked in the mirror and it looked like the gum in that spot was a little puffier than the others but it could have always been like that? I haven't had a cleaning in 2 years so I go to a new dentist for a cleaning and to look at the gum. She was very rough when cleaning my teeth but she said I had pretty good hygiene and hardly no tarter. She then starts probing my gums roughly making them bleed and she comes up with pockets from 2 to 9! Anything 4 and up is not good. She then wants me to do a deep scaling for $1000. I started to flip out because now I think I have gum disease because of all the stress and I hadn't had a cleaning in 2 years. I pay $300 out of pocket and I go to a periodontist for a 2nd opinion and full X-rays, and he was much gentler with the probing and he comes up with pockets up to 6 and would charge $1800 for scaling/root planing and then I would have to have 2 extra cleanings with him and 2 regular cleanings. He also said I would need surgery in the future because my gum skin was thin in one area?? All this stressed me out so bad that I started 25mg of Zoloft that the GP had prescribed prior but I didn't take. I have never been on antidepressants before. I schedule my scaling with the periodontist but 2 days before my appointment I get all my X-rays and get a 3rd opinion from another more reputable periodontist who treats other doctors and he does the probing and comes up with 2's and 3's and a couple of 4's and he says I don't currently have gum disease and I don't need scaling. He said I might have had gum disease at some point in my life because I have some bone loss but I don't have it now. In the mean time I had been oil pulling, I bought an electric tooth brush and a water pick. It has been about 3 weeks since the last periodontist and all my teeth, face jaw have been hurting and that sensitive spot that I originally went for is hurting me real bad. It feels sore in between my teeth where you would floss but I can't see it and my gums are pink and not red or bleeding. I had called the first dentist for an antibiotic just in case I have an infection and she wouldn't give it to me and i should go see an endodontist. I went to another dentist yesterday to get an X-ray and check the gum because my insurance pays for that but she said a gum infection won't show on the X-ray and I should get another cleaning because the other dentist didn't do a good job and maybe that would help. She also probed where the gum hurt and I think she made it worse because she was very rough. I know the rest of my mouth hurts because of TMS but I am not sure of my gum pain and I am already tired of these dentists and if I go to any specialists I would have to pay out of pocket and they probably won't find anything but I am now obsessed over this that I have something serious going on. Anyway, sorry for the long post. I am thankful I have almost overcome my body nerve pain. I am thankful for Dr. Sarno and this forum. I am Eastern Orthodox and have been praying to Jesus and the Virgin Mary and Saints and have been asking people to pray for me. I have even called monasteries to have the monks pray for me. I was really in a low place for a long time and at times felt abandoned by God but ultimately I believe he healed me.