I first learned about TMS from an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, I just finished Dr. Sarno’s book, the mind body prescription and am hopeful it can help me. My symptoms started as a sore throat 9 months ago and I have tried everything I can think of after being told it was most likely LPR or Acid Reflux, which I do not think it is. My sore throat started when I stopped taking Paxil, an Ssri for anxiety which helped for the most part for me to be less anxious, but now that I’m off I feel the anxiety has came back and has gone to my throat and more recently neck and shoulders. It wasn’t until about 3 months ago I also started getting a very stiff neck and shoulders along with the sore throat. I am very hopeful about TMS being the cause of my stiff neck, and hope it may also be the cause of my sore throat as i feel the muscles around my throat are the problem, the sides of my neck hurt when I swallow, and I notice my throat becomes worse when I’m stressed/anxious. The only times I have felt relief has been after coming home to visit family for a few days after a rough couple of months. I felt my level of stress go down and my throat felt better, only for it to return after I returned home. Another time is after cutting gluten from my diet for 3 weeks. My symptoms were 90% gone and I felt great until it crept back worse then ever. My guess is this was the placebo effect. I look forward to doing this program and further educating myself about TMS.