I just posted over in the support forum as well, but I thought I'd also bring up a discussion on hypochondria as it seems like most of us are. I've been battling TMS symptoms for years and have recognized it for the past 2 years for back pain. I've worked with a therapist and done lots of work on my own to overcome that pain and namely the fear associated with it. Today (at 6 days postpartum), I woke up with intense pain in my kidney region, flanks and lower abdominal region. I actually went to the ER because I was convinced it was a kidney infection. Turns out after many tests, they found nothing. I cried all day and become highly anxious about what it is and if I'll have to live with it forever. I have no faith that the medical community will find out what's wrong with me and that I'll just have to feel it forever, which is how I view most of my symptoms. I've been a hypochondriac since I was a little girl and I've realized today that I really need/want to overcome this. I want to be like other people that when they get symptoms, they deal with them and don't catastrophize about them. I'm tired of annoying my husband for reassurance when he has no idea what's going on - other than he thinks everything with me is TMS. I need help overcoming fear in my life - fear of the unknown. HELP please!!