Hello everyone! I'm a late-30's mom of a 2 year old with a history of 13 years of bilateral foot pain. When people say they've tried it all, I've tried it ALL! I mean, everything! Even 3 surgeries on what was thought to be nerve entrapment. I've seen probably 20 doctors in all, maybe more. I've been pursuing a fix/cure everyday for 13 years! This pain has turned my life upside down. I used to own my own Personal Training business. I was a national fitness competitor, rock climber, avid world-traveler, skiier, etc, etc and now I can barely stand up long enough to take a shower. I never had an injury and both of feet just started to hurt in the heels. Of all my MRI's, ultrasounds, xrays, nerve tests, blood work, etc, NOTHING has ever come back with any indication as to what is causing this pain. I've tried it all and now I'm trying this. I want with all my heart and soul for this to be the answer to my pain. I want to be a success story so badly. But so far, it's been about a month with no change for the better or worse. I'm lucky enough to live in Chicago with a Dr who has trained under Dr Sarno and who is leading a TMS course. I'm reading Dr Schubiner's book in the class, have read Dr Sarno's book, am meditating, journaling, doing the self-talk and nothing is happening. I'm scared this will become another thing that I have tried that does not work for me. I know deep down I'm still questioning if TMS is really the cause. How could I not be questioning it though? I've been to 20+ doctors and every time I try a new treatment, I'm assured this is going to help me. I can't tell you how many doctors have been positive that 'x,y.z' treatment will fix me! I get my hopes up again and again and again to have my life back and nothing improves. I am a Type A personality and I do have some unresolved issues with my father, but honestly I led a pretty normal childhood. I can't for the life of me put an event to what kicked off this pain. I know it could just be an accumulation of stress, a bunch of things causing it, but I'm struggling with believing 100% that TMS is my diagnosis. I attended two panel discussions of success stories and I was so excited to get started and see my pain decrease and now after 5 weeks with no change, I'm becoming discouraged.