I was really encouraged to read the RSI success story by Armchair Linguist. I can relate a lot to her struggle with RSI pain, especially because my pain got worse when I was stressed at university. I have another friend with RSI in his hands and he is a university student, and I'm fairly certain it's TMS. I relate to the experience of having my pain "jump around" and symptoms change as I've tried to address TMS, so this excerpt resonates with me: "My pain started to jump around a lot to silly places that had never hurt before, which was pretty darn convincing. I kept reading and rereading MBP, and I started to look at the patterns that my pain had, and saw that they matched TMS exactly. I was depressed (in 2002), and when I stopped being depressed, a few months later I started having pain. Pain went away or got less during less-stressful times and vice versa. Pain didn't “make sense.”" It was also helpful to realise it's a process, and there's nothing wrong with me if I don't have immediate success. Sometimes I get discouraged as it has taken me a while to recover, but this bit helped me: "It's not as easy as I guess I hoped it might be, though. Even though the pain got a lot less very quickly, bits of it are sticking around to remind me to do my work. Facing up to my low self-esteem, its origins, and the behaviors I've created to cope with it is hard. But it's way better than being a captive to the gremlin. "