I had an interesting occurrence a few days ago I wanted to share. Basically I've overcome a few of my painful symptoms by having psychotherapy, I still have a long way to go as I have many symptoms. Amongst these is pretty bad anxiety so much so that I'm very much a hermit. I decided to join a dating website a few weeks ago, I've got a date next week and my body is freaking out about it! I've had hyperacusis for many years but this is one symptom that has become unbearable, we're meeting in a city centre and I am anxious about it being noisy and busy, so it's like my body has created symptoms to stop me from going. It's like muscle spasms all around my ears there's tender spots all around them on my head and my ears are reacting to all sounds by what sounds like a muscle clamping down in and around my ears. My tinnitus has been raging too. I've basically been in bed for the past 3 days because I'm so fatigued. I'm not sure how to tackle this extreme response to the prospect of going on a date! I can see that my body is reacting in this extreme sound sensitivity to stop me from going. The interesting thing I also wanted to add is I have bladder issues on and off, last time this was a year ago. I know it's tms as it is stress related. As I was trying to get off to sleep a few nights ago in my head I said why don't you have bladder problems then you won't go on your date... And guess what, I woke up with bladder issues! I feel like my mind scares me because I seem to be able to create all this stuff but not switch it off! Help please!