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Pain Gone, Anxiety free sailing

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Bennyvk, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Bennyvk

    Bennyvk New Member

    Hi, I have had almost every TMS symptom there is the past years and now am pain free, although now it is mental symptoms like anxiety. I know it is a TMS equivalent so its just another symptom? or treat it different? Just looking for any advice Thanks!
  2. Sita

    Sita Well known member


    This helped me (and many others). All the best!

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  3. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    Absolutely, anxiety can be a sign of an overactive sympathetic nervous system system caused by emotions. This happened to me as well - the good news is that it’s not permanent. What helps you feel relaxed? Are there specific situations triggering the anxiety?
  4. Marls

    Marls Well known member

    hi Benny, what if you don’t have ‘mental symptoms like anxiety’. What if you’re only feeling just a touch bit anxious?
    I think that after easing our extended pain, maybe we are all still hyper vigilant and if there’s no pain, it’s easy to feel anxious just looking for pain. Something’s different!! Up the vigilance!!!
    Different words have a profound affect on how we sense any threat. If I reached out to you for help, I bet you would be kind, compassionate and so understanding. Are you being this kind to yourself? You’ve done an amazing job so far.
    I’ve just read a great article on compassion for anxiousness and it finishes with
    “I feel like I’ve become a really nice friend to myself. I’m happy to walk around with me in my head”. I love it.
    (Hope I’m allowed to quote that!)
    Not too sure if I’m writing this to you Benny, or writing it to me, but I hope that loving and supporting ourselves just a little bit more helps keep our hyper vigilant self less worried.
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  5. Bennyvk

    Bennyvk New Member

    Thank you!
  6. Northwood

    Northwood Well known member

    Congratulations to you for working through your pain! Marls' comment on watching anxiously for return of pain seems insightful to me. For my part, I'm in a a state of fairly continual low-grade pain and glute-cramping lately; when the pain recedes, I worry about it returning which is a kind of anxiety, and is very much tied into anticipating the pain. It's very consuming and depressing. To deal with this, I am working on being in more in the present, accepting things as they are. Meditation has helped--simple mindfulness, noticing the endless run of my thoughts without judging them. For inspiration in this vein, been reading Kabat-Zinn's insightful little book, Wherever You Go, There You Are. I wish you well!
  7. Marls

    Marls Well known member

    glute-cramping. Hmmmm. Have you tried magnesium? Just thinking out loud Northwood. Cheers marls
  8. Northwood

    Northwood Well known member

    Yup. Doing magnesium. Thanks for the thought!

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