Since 10 years I have pain in my foot and since five years I know about TMS. I am convinced that the pain is in my brain, but the fear of the pain got so strong that now I am lying 90% of the time on my couch. Three years ago I’ve been able to walk for 30 minutes and to stand much longer, but now the fear of the pain gets stronger and stronger. I’ve done everything: talk to TMS therapists, doing the program of Alan Gordon, read every book (Sarno, Ozanich and many others), journaling and self talk, behavior therapy, trauma therapy, meditation, Body Scan.... When I have to go to the pharmacy p.ex., I am nervous the day before, because I’m so afraid that I will have to stand in line and then the pain will come. And of course it comes and doesn’t go away for the rest of the day! The only thing that helps against the fear is a tranquilizer, but I don´t want to get addicted to them. The fear of the pain is really overwhelming and I am not able to deal with it in a way that reduces the pain.