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Pain in private parts tms?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Leslie735, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Leslie735

    Leslie735 Well known member

    Hello! I've been down the TMS journey in the past. Three years ago I had on and off urinary problems that I successfully got rid of with tms work. I suffer from bad health anxiety and I realize that. Because of it I find myself on the Google train quite often. Anyway, last year I had 2 separate breast scares with tests and even a biopsy. The entire year was full of anxiety. Anyway, long story cut short, things have finally settled down and I was doing ok. Then 3 weeks ago, I was out with my family when I got this strange mild pain in my private area. To be more specific and TMI, it was in my clitoris. It was like this ache that came and went. Well I quickly went into a panic because I had read about a condition called PGAD during my googling I've done in the past. It sounded awful and it has stuck with me since. I assumed the pain would go away and I'd forget about it. Well here I am 3 weeks later and it's still present. It's not constant, it's on and off sometimes all day, just a few times a day or I've gone up to 3 days without it in the 3 weeks. For example, I had it Friday, none on Saturday and then all day yesterday. The pain changes sometimes it's a mild ache, sometimes a burny crampy feeling and other times an electric shooting pain but always in my clitoris or urethra area. My fear is this isn't going to stop and get worse. Pgad is my worst fear and I'm pretty terrified! Is this TMS messing with me again?
  2. GTfan

    GTfan Well known member

    I'd say it's pretty much 100 percent likely. I'm a male, but I have had the same issues with my downstairs area. Electric shooting pain, burning cramping feeling, etc.
  3. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    This is the TMS Wiki, so highly likely, you can't be dx'ed over an internet forum. Why don't you see your physician to see what he/she says? That would be step one, step 2, stop googling symptoms, your sub-c loves that, stock piling TMS symptom substitutions for a rainy day in case you get on to him. There's also Abigail Steidley, a TMS specialist with her own web-site that got her start down there :
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  4. Leslie735

    Leslie735 Well known member

    Thank you for your reassurance and your own personal story. Were you successful in getting rid of the symptoms?
  5. GTfan

    GTfan Well known member

    Yes, it still comes back every now and then briefly, but it doesn't last. It was 100 percent TMS, once I wasn't afraid anymore of physical issues, it went away.
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  6. Leslie735

    Leslie735 Well known member

    Sounds like what I deal with, but urinary. I healed through TMS work 3 years ago with urinary issues. It still creeps up here and there but like you, it doesn't last because I recognize what it is. SOMETIMES it'll grab ahold of my head though adn I'll start thinking its a bladder infection but then the symptoms disappear as fast as they came.
  7. Lori

    Lori Well known member

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  8. Leslie735

    Leslie735 Well known member

    I will, thank you!
  9. GTfan

    GTfan Well known member

    I went through constant pain in my "private parts" and pelvic area for three months. It was what lead me to discover TMS for the first time.
  10. Ewok

    Ewok Peer Supporter

    I watched a TED talk - "Brene' Brown - Shame" the other day and thought it might be useful for you @Leslie735
    She also has one on vulnerability. Guilt and shame seem biggies for TMSers but esp for those where it's manifesting as pelvic pain.
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  11. MrRage

    MrRage Peer Supporter

    I had problems with urinary frequency and pain in my bladder when I was 16 years old. The first specialist I paid a visit to had me undergo an exploratory surgery because there was blood in my urine and he thought there was something structurally wrong with me. I struggled for almost two years with urinary frequency and bladder pain. When I was 18, I spoke with a doctor who told me it was "all in my head," and I decided to believe him since nothing else made sense. He also had my mother do a urine sample and she also had blood in her urine. He explained that sometimes the presence of a little blood in the urine is benign and does not indicate anything serious.

    After consulting with that doctor, 95% of my bladder problems went away. In its place (due to the TMS symptom imperative,) I developed a stinging pain in my urethra after peeing and also had severe backpain from 18-23. I have known about Dr. Sarno and TMS theory for more than a year now and I am doing much better overall, although I don't consider myself fully healed. I have total faith that the day will come when I totally recover. I do sometimes have problems with urinary frequency, but only during times of serious stress.
    In my case, it was 100% psychological
  12. kajspears

    kajspears New Member

    I believe most pelvic issues are TMS related and I have an extensive history of pelvic pain. You are in the right place for healing. I would encourage you to gain confidence. For me personally I have so much fear surrounding any twinge of vaginal/rectal pain. I believe overcoming the fear (and not googling) is a huge key to reprogramming my thinking. Hope this helps and thank you for being so vulnerable and sharing!
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