Hi Folks, I just joined today to participate in the drop-in-chat. I’m new to the idea of TMS but 99.9% sure it applies. I’ve read Dr. Sarno’s Healing Back Pain and the first part of Dr. Schubiner’s Unlearn Your Pain. I’ve been taking in lots of podcast and YouTube episodes as well. I’m thankful to everyone here for sharing. My issue is pelvic pain. I’ve seen regular gynecologists and currently seeing a specialist. I have one more online session with her this week that’s basically a follow up discussion. At my last in person visit I received a pudendal nerve block. It provided no help, so that rules out pudendal neuralgia, which itself is a TMS symptom as I know. I’ve also tried various drugs, Botox injections, hormonal therapy, 3 physical therapists and 1 occupational therapist. I plan to start the workbook section of Dr. Schubiner’s program after this week’s medical session. I’ve stopped any exercise I had been doing specific to pelvic pain and started back in with my regular exercise. I walk a few miles daily, which I’ve done consistently as I have no pain standing or walking. I’m in a few FB groups where people deal constructively with pain and dropped out of others that have not been helpful. I’ve had no mental or physical trauma but I totally fit the TMS profile: anxiety, allergies, depression, now pelvic pain. For as far back as I can remember which is around age 3 or 4 I’ve been overly sensitive, emotional, allergic, and suffered headaches. I’ve had heartaches and disappointment but no person I’m angry with, except myself. My pain came on so gradually over 3+ years that I can’t pinpoint its onset or a correlation to any one event. The pain is constant when I sit and most days around a 7 out of 10. Sitting in a car is the worst and I took pain medication recently for a long road trip. It’s a bandaid but it helped. I retired 5 years ago and I wondered recently if the sitting I now do might be responsible for my pain. Then I realized I sat for much longer periods during my job. I’ve had x-rays and an MRI which both showed no issues so it’s pretty clear my brain is creating pain.