1. Alan has completed the new Pain Recovery Program. To read or share it, use this link: http://go.tmswiki.org/newprogram
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Our TMS drop-in chat is tomorrow (Saturday) from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern (now US Daylight Time) . It's a great way to get quick and interactive peer support, with D'NiceTMS as your host. Look for the red Chat flag on top of the menu bar!

Relieved but confused about headaches

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Brightman, Dec 15, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Brightman

    Brightman New Member

    I have had a whole week free of migraines by following the TMS advice and feel this is a really life changing moment. I have read "Unlearn your pain", "Pain free for life" and followed Alan Gordon's program and feel that I am starting to learn to spot the early signs of putting too much pressure on myself and how to live a more mindful, relaxed way of being.

    What I have noticed, however is how stiff my neck is when I wake up and this was always the time that the migraines would come on. I am a bit confused as to whether this is a real problem that my brain has misinterpreted as a threat or just more TMS. I would be interested if anyone else has something similar.
    Maybe the old pain thoughts are trying to creep back in?
     
  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Brightman,

    I think you're probably experiencing the "symptom imperative," which you're probably familiar with: that since there is a "need for pain" or an alarm going off which needs to be "heard" then a new symptom arises when the original symptom subsides.

    I would use this understanding, and treat it as TMS with whatever means you're finding successful. Know that it needs no more attention than that.

    Andy B
     

Share This Page