Maybe this is common knowledge to everyone on here, but I just had to share an observation I made recently. TMS seems to give you the symptom you fear the most, which I guess just goes without saying and is pretty obvious. But it was clearly demonstrated in my life this week. I've posted a lot about this before, but my main TMS symptom is urinary, with a near constant feeling of an urge to urinate (I've been checked out by urologists, it's gone away for months at a time, etc, so I know it's TMS). That is the symptom I fear the most. At times, and especially this past week, some pelvic/urethral pain was there, but pain to me is less scary because it's a more common TMS symptom so to me it's more obvious that it's TMS...I can believe it's TMS more than the urinary urge stuff. I think about all the people who have healed from pain, but there aren't many stories about people healing from urinary urges, which I know intellectually doesn't matter and TMS can give us anything; it shouldn't matter if it's not "common". Anyway, so the pain symptoms were much quicker to leave. Or they come and go I guess, much more so than the other symptom. Also, one day I got a pain in my hand. But right away I was able to tell myself it was TMS and I really didn't fear it. It went away quickly. This just goes to show that TMS will attach itself to whatever symptom distresses you the most or you fear the most, at least in my experience and I'm guessing in others too. I wouldn't wish horrible pain on myself, of course, but in my mind I'm like, please, give me pain instead because at least then I wouldn't have to keep obsessing on using the bathroom. But of course it's not going to give me pain as a symptom because I'm not so scared of it. Make sense? Can anyone relate?