Hi! I have been thinking about asking this for awhile now, but it sounds kind of coo-coo. So, I will apologize up front...a few questions: 1. I notice that when my leg is hurting, there are times when I can wiggle my toes and I feel the pain lighten considerably. It will not go fully away--or if it does, only for brief moments. Since I have anxiety, I believe that I am tensing up my right leg every time I walk, which causes the decrease in blood flow/oxygen. My leg only hurts while walking and it never hurts for the first few steps...only after about 10 or 20 steps. So, again, I feel like I am tensing up this leg and therefore causing the oxygen deprivation. Does this sound familiar or make sense to anyone? 2. For those of you who don't know my situation, last year I was told that I might have MS, and a nurse practitioner said that if I did, "I would only have pain on my right side." About two weeks later after having questionable test results...my right leg began hurting. Although a few weeks ago I received wonderful news from a MS specialist that I do not have MS, the pain is still there. Ironically, I notice myself focusing/tightening/analyzing this leg and I've done it for almost 12 months now. So, it is almost like a thought addiction that I can not break. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it's true. Where most people that I'm reading about that have pain back off from their activities, I find myself not allowing myself to "give in" and sit down. I will walk back and forth in my house just trying to find ways or see if I can stop this pain. I know this is Outcome Dependence, but I'm not sure how to stop it. I can even "feel" myself placing more pressure on my right side when I walk, but it is like second nature to me now. By the end of the day my leg is just sore. Occasionally, I will be very engaged in an activity and the pain will let up, but other times it will not. For the most part it remains. Any thoughts or personal experiences?