This has happened to me twice now with pelvic pain. The first time was last spring- after finally making an appointment with a pelvic floor physical therapist, my pain disappeared. I still had to go though with the evaluation since it was too late to cancel. My pain eventually came back months later. It has been as bad as ever for months now, so I finally broke down and made another appointment with a PT. And now, the day before the appointment, my pain is almost entirely gone again. Can someone explain this? Anyone else ever experienced it? Looking back this has happened to me quite a bit for previous problems. No amount of relaxation, journaling, focusing on emotions, mindfulness, etc. etc. ever works. I'm actually under more stress than usual (worrying about the appointment itself), so it can't be something simple as relaxation. The idea of subconscious distraction doesn't work either- the pain should be continuing if I'm so focused on it, right? It can't be a placebo since I haven't done any treatment yet. Does my brain feel "safe" now that I'm seeking treatment and shuts off the danger signal? That's about all I can come up with.