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Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by ShaneM, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. ShaneM

    ShaneM Peer Supporter

    I am not an active member of this forum anymore; nor do I have any intention to return here after posting. I do not say this with the opinion that the forum is negative; I just simply have realized my health issues had become an obsession that I must break and leaving this forum be is one way to break that obsession. I have not recovered through the TMS approach but I do feel the approach is very relevant to my chronic pain situation. TMS is only half my approach however; through months of trigger point work I have seen great improvement in my situation leading me to truly believe my situation is mental and physical.

    The reason for this post is I would like to recommend a book to everyone here. This book is very similar conceptually to the books written by Sarno and I feel it could help a multitude of forum members. The book is "A Life at Last by David Paul." I hope this recommendation does well for some of you, good luck with your journey!
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  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks, Shane. The book actually seems to be "At Last, A Life" by Paul David - but that's just quibbling :D Great reviews!


    Just in case you see this response, in spite of your resolve to permanently sign off, I'm curious, would you say this book complements or replaces our favorite recommendation, which is "Hope and Help for Your Nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes? I loved H&HFYN, second only to "The Divided Mind" for helping to completely turn around my life - but I'm in my 60s, I was raised on a lot of British and Australian literature (although I'm American), and I can see that some readers might not relate to her very well.

    Good luck to you, Shane. There are a TON of different ways to do this work, one size does NOT fit all, and everyone needs to trust their instincts and go with what works for them. I wish you all the best.

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  3. jwiles

    jwiles Peer Supporter

    If you return and if u ever read this. Did you ever see any doctors for your rsi pain? I did and my hands hurt just like you. I did trigger point therapy and it worked. For a very short time. I've seen several doctors too I've had mri's nerve conduction studies emg's X-rays nothing was ever found to suggest a physical issue. Most success I have ever gotten out of anything I've tried is from the TMS approach. Like you I gave up though and didn't give it time the first go around. Did it agin with great results. Now I'm in relapse mode and I'm working on it again( I think I stopped working on the approach too soon) anyways I highly suggest u give it another try. I have a feeling you'll return

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