The essence of Dr. Sarno's work is getting in touch with your repressed rage. But has anyone here been retraumautized by a trigger event that just blew the top off of their repressed rage? This is what happened to me. Two years ago my mother came to visit. The back pain started before she arrived. After she left the pain got so bad that it started waking me at night which in turn gave me sleep anxiety and within a short time I spiraled into debilitating anxiety. I was put on antidepressants for the first time in my life (almost 50 yrs old at the time). As a side note, I believe the anxiety was somewhat facilitated by the declining hormones of menopause which reduced my ability to cope any longer with my very difficult emotions around my mother. The traumatic event came many months later after I was switched to a different antidepressant which made me hypomanic. The psychiatrist took me off of it cold turkey which caused withdrawal symptoms from hell. He did not believe the severity of my symptoms and told me it was all in my head. This was the re-traumatizing trigger to telling my parents, as a child, that I was being molested, and them not believing me. In the aftermath of this and as a result of the severe reaction I had to the drug withdrawal and subsequent drugs a new Dr. put me on to get off the previous drugs, I basically lost my mind and rage just poured out of me at several different people in my life. I lost my job and my life was turned upside down. I realize now that this was just displaced rage. My poor husband receiving a good portion of it It is a year later and I'm off all drugs. I rarely have TMS pain but continue to struggle with anxiety. My therapist thinks I suffer from complex PTSD in general and PTSD from the experience with the drugs and negligent treatment by the psychiatrist. I feel like part of my anxiety is caused by the suppression of sadness. Sadness at what happened to me last year which would have been difficult for anyone but was worse for me because of the trigger to my neglectful childhood. Perhaps I'm also repressing my rage again as I feel like I should have gotten past all of this by now. Has anyone here worked through this type of thing or have other thoughts on this?