i had been pain free of my head throbbing and occipital nerve pain for two and a half weeks (the longest in 18 months). Then Saturday morning I woke up in agonizing throbbing pain. I took aleve and for the first time in a long time it eased the pain. I kept telling myself that it was stress from the news (I generally don't watch the news at all - don't have a TV even, but it was all over Facebook etc). My family are all in England so really close to all that is going on. Sunday I felt fine. Yesterday I got an email about the threat to DC - I live in DC, moved here two months ago - and today my nerve is hurting. No throbbing though. Part of me is starting to feel the break in pain was a coincident bought on by a trip to a massage therapist 3 weeks ago (normally I am pain free for about a week and a half afterwards) but part of me accepts this is a sure sign of TMS. I have really being doing well until this point but with my severe anxiety (I have suffered agoraphobia at times while visiting DC so living here is not good for my nerves - therapy and CBT didn't help at all) and the awful news and fear, I'm just not doing well. In trying to use mindful meditation throughout the day but am totally unable to focus my mind on my breathing or body. It just goes into panic mode.