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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by tgirl, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. tgirl

    tgirl Well known member

    Hi, I am new here and would appreciate some input from anyone willing to reply. I am kind of at the end of my rope. I have had a painful prickly sensation on the skin of both legs on and off for ten years. The sensation moves around, but is always on my legs. Wearing jeans aggravates it. My symptoms have gone away twice for a couple of years each time- not sure why it went away , other than once a neurologist told me I was fine and it seemed to gradually go away. I also get a surging feeling in my chest, kind of like adrenaline.

    The first episode started after a bad flu and the last episode began after a two month period of unrelenting stress. It seems to have clicked on with no apparent turn off button.

    I must add that I have been tested extensively (MRI's, blood work etc...) seen three neurologists and on and on. All tests have come back normal.

    This is all so disturbing. Does it sound like TMS or...? Thanks for any replies.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2015
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  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi tgirl,

    Yes, it sounds like TMS to me. You are starting to build "evidence" that this is TMS, such as the relationship of the symptoms to stress, and that the doc said you were fine, and you got better.

    You might start another thread with a title like "painful prickly skin" in the support forum, in order to get replies that support/confirm your research. Lots of people here have reported "burning skin" sensations, numbness, etc. I think prickly painful is probably similar.

    Bottom line is that it is pain, and that's what Dr. Sarno's work addresses. I hope you engage in this work. You can start the SEP or begin any other practice relating to Sarno, such as reading success stories, journaling about how your inner child might be feeling, daily reading, etc.

    I suggest you don't get hung up on finding an exact success story about your condition. Pain is pain, and you can just substitute "my condition" for the symptoms you are reading about. I was headed for nerve surgery, and now 98% of the pain is gone, using Dr. Sarno's approach.

    If you are still in major doubt about whether this is TMS, you can visit a physician who specializes in this. Many people find this kind of visit important.

    Good luck, and we are here to help!

    Andy B.
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  3. tgirl

    tgirl Well known member

    Thank you for taking the time to reply. Unfortunately, I am unaware on a TMS specialist in Canada, but I will look into the program you are referring to.
  4. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    I pm'd you about this. Check your inbox.
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  5. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, tgirl. I agree with Andy about your symptoms being caused by TMS emotions. I hope his email helps you.

    Have you tried the Structured Educational Program, free in the subforum of this web site? It helps us to discover the emotional causes of our pain.
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