I recently discovered TMS after reading the Divided Mind, and I found this wiki as well as the Curable app. A bit of background on me: I am 35 and have had undiagnosed chronic face, jaw, throat, temple pain for the past 8 years. Had a traumatic tooth extraction which was extremely painful for a few weeks, and then pain went away for two months and woke up one morning and it was back. Thought it was a sinus infection at first but it never went away. Started on the left side and now I have burning and throbbing pain alternating between both sides throughout the day. I've had all the usual tests and tried tons of meds, and nothing has really helped, except to take the edge off a bit and no one can say definitely what it is because I don't fit any of the typical diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ etc. I feel like the typical TMSer is me for sure and I have a lot of the trauma and repressed rage issues discussed in the book and on this wiki. The thing I am struggling with is that it seems like part of starting to heal is realizing that certain things you do that you think cause pain are actually just the TMS. For example "x thought that every time they turned their neck they had pain , once they could turn their neck without pain they realized that it was not actually the movement that was painful but their brain creating the pain. But for me - most days I wake up with face pain, on a good day I have 20 mins before it sets in and then it just builds through the day, and there isn't any movement that aggravates it or makes it better. I still do most of the things I did before the pain, work full time, go on trips, moderate exercise etc. with the exception of a non existent social life because I am exhausted all the time. I just keep pushing through with this ridiculous amount of pain because I feel like I have to. So I am just not sure what things I can start to do to prove to myself that this is TMS because I don't have any physical triggers that I know of. If I keep doing the work maybe it will lessen in intensity and that will be what convinces my brain? I am wondering if there is anyone else on here that didn't have anything that aggravated them, and what were the things you did to show the inconsistencies to your brain? I am going to keep doing the work regardless, but I am struggling with that part of things and its making me wonder if it really is TMS that I have.