Hello- just wanted to introduce myself. I've just started working on Howard Schubiner's online program in the past few weeks, and he told me about this wiki site- I'm excited to have found this and am hopeful about TMS being my diagnosis. I have a history of headaches going back about 10 years, they last for months at a time. Along with the headaches, but more so in between bouts of them, I've had all kinds of other pains that just seem to move around. Elbow, neck, shoulders, knee, back, teeth, eye issues. But doctors can't find anything seriously wrong. I started getting more worried than usual in the past year as my hands and wrists were hurting quite a bit- and I'm a professional guitar player, so it started causing even more anxiety about my future. Then this current bout of headaches that I'm in the midst of right now- I'm currently in the seventh week- has brought some new symptoms with it that I'd never experienced at the same time before- mainly dizziness, ear pain/pressure, nausea (no vomiting, though), and some flu-like symptoms. I've spent a ton of money recently seeing a naturopath who is trying to heal my gut, she's got me on a total of 20 supplements right now, although my symptoms have just been all over the place lately and I couldn't tell what was working or not, and if any of the supplements were making things worse- so I've only taken a few of them for the past week. And talk about diets- I've been on so many different "healing" eating plans, which sometimes seem like they help and then other times I just plain can't tell. Throughout all this, I've wondered many times if it's all just in my head. Right now I'm following a version of the paleo diet, but without nuts/seeds and nightshades. Necessary? Not sure about anything anymore. Speaking of food- I'd been a vegetarian for most of my life age 15-35. A functional medicine doctor I was seeing at age 35 told me I needed to eat meat. I fought with him for a while about it, but then decided to give it a try. I DID feel better when I started eating meat. And that particular doctor told me to go on the paleo diet, so I've been doing mostly variations of that for the past few years. So, my latest thought is that maybe I'm eating too much meat- and maybe by being rigid with my diet (no grains, etc), that I'm somehow psychologically punishing myself and making my symptoms worse? Huh? Also, I'd like to say- if anyone has experiences relating to this that they'd like to share I'd love to hear it- I struggled in my youth and early 20's with eating disorders quite a bit, so food issues are just messy for me in general. And, I feel like it really can be all tied into pain I'm in. I mean- I've spent SO many years of my life berating myself for food and body-related issues, my body can't feel good about that- so it makes sense that I've literally hurt myself. So there's my introduction, thanks for reading. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has any thoughts about what I said. I'm looking forward to participating in this forum. Thanks!