Hi, new to this site and have been doing the protocol for the third time, since before I had a really hard time accepting the diagnoses 100%. I'm about 90% there but have a question about something that has been with me for the last, almost 19 years, and that is with rib pain or what is commonly known as costochondritis. Have any of you had this condition and figured out it was TMS related? A lot of times I have a lot of pain under my breastbone on both sides, to the point where I actually have ribs that pop out, if that makes sense. When that happens, it can be very painful and stop me from anything I was doing. When that happens, my muscles go into spasm. Also the TOS is bilateral and does move from one side to the other. The main culprit is typing, especially when I'm on my phone or iPad. Since I'm a writer, this has been very challenging. Could these both be TMS? Also, I'm on Lyrica, which doesn't seem to be working, but so worried about withdrawl when I wean off. I had a horrible experience with amitriptyline. For me to just not have any pain relief, such as heat, massage, NSAIDS, etc...terrifies me. My chiropractor says everytime he works on me, he feels the inflammation and knows where my pain is. I have had numerous blood tests but the C-reactive protein was always negative for inflammation so I wonder, can TMS cause a false sensation of inflammation when there is none or is the oxygen deprivation causing the inflammatory response to kick in? And how do I just just start doing all the things I used to when it results in excruciating muscle spasms? TIA.