Hi everyone, I'm reposting this introduction because it doesn't show anywhere since I posted it, I may have done something wrong, thanks ! Today I'm working with day 8, and there have been some doubts after the pain came stronger these past 3 days, after reading Peghanson and others success stories I feel confident again, today there is less pain and no vertigo. --------- Just a few lines to introduce myself and post my first “issue” while working with the program. I started having lower back and legs pain over 5 years ago, it started on one side, one leg, then as time passed started to be both sides and both legs and also upper back and neck, these past 2 years it is also both arms, wrists and hands pain. Many of my life activities had to be modified to adapt to this new condition. I used to do a full yoga practice, even taught yoga for a few years, but today I can’t stretch much or do much exercise because of the pain and I don’t practice anymore. I read Dr. Sarno’s book like a month ago and I found this wiki page and started the educational program. Today I will do day 6. I want to say thank you to all the professionals and people that make this page possible, it is a great resource ! Now, I had my first “backlash” I’m not sure how to call it, after day 5 on March 10. I did the journaling exercise that is included for that day, I must recognize that journaling is really painful (emotionally) !, but I felt great that day, even the pain was reduced, until when I went to bed that night, and started having vertigo. It continued the next day and I was in fear, usually vertigo paralyzes me in the sense that I kind of panic, so it limits my activities even more ! I’m sure this came up because of the journaling or the exercises I am doing in recognizing these emotions. Pain all over was also increased these past 2 days. Today the vertigo is not as strong as yesterday but I am still a little afraid of doing the journaling for today. I will try and do day 6 anyway because I really want relief from this pain ! Thank you so much and any suggestions are greatly appreciated !