I saw a TMS practitioner though I was well aware that I have TMS. My reason for seeing him was to try to differentiate what might be legitimate pain from TMS. The practitioner responded "I cannot comment on whether specific instances of pain might be the result of an actual injury or TMS." Since then, I have been shown great kindness by a forum member in regards to this question. This is still a major stumbling block for me, though. In fact, it is the stumbling block standing between me and recovery. Looking back over the years since I developed TMS, I think that the vast majority of my pains have not been the result of orthopedic injury, but rather the result of TMS. This must be the case, since I'm so weak and deconditioned after so many years. With regards to specific pains, as the TMS doctor said, I really don't know if they are the result of injuries or TMS. How can I? How can anyone? If I decide to push through a real injury, I'll only make my frail body even more dysfunctional. If I feel a sharp pain and pulling sensation in a muscle, should I just ignore it? The only approach that seems to make sense is to treat all pain as if it's a real injury, yet to try to emotionally divest myself from the pain. I've been trying this for about a week and a half, yet am still very angry/depressed at many things regarding physical limitations, and the state of my life in general. In spite of my pain/limitations, I'm going to try to do some volunteer work for a few hours per week. If I keep the above described approach up, and try to somehow remain positive, maybe I'll get better in time. Or, am I looking at this all wrong? I have the simultaneous feeling that I'm on the verge of complete victory over TMS, but also lapse into periods of despair. Thanks.