I had an 8 month episode back in 2015 that consisted of lower back pain. It started when I played video games on a bad chair for a few hours straight. Through Sarno's three audiobooks and this site's program, I recovered. The first relapse happened in 2015 too, and it was when I set up a new monitor for my computer and started having neck pain when looking at it. I posted a thread here and everyone assured me that it's TMS: the pain promptly went away. A few weeks ago, I played soccer for the first time since 2011. Usually, the first time I play a certain sport in a while, I usually feel soreness for a few days. The two days after soccer, I lifted weights and played squash consecutively. I also lifted 4 times a week and played squash once a week for a few weeks after that, but I don't feel like the pain should last this long. Last Saturday, I woke up with barely any sciatic pain (it felt almost recovered), but the pain peaked when playing squash that morning. I felt it with every step with my left foot. A main reason could very well be that I moved back home from studying abroad and, although I'm functioning well here, I still prefer being where I was abroad. Besides that, since the sciatica feels temporarily worse when I'm doing competitive activities, such as soccer and squash, it might be about my issue with competition. I've been avoiding competition the past few years since losing can feel bad. I'd rather not compete and miss out on becoming a potential winner than compete with the possibility of losing. I'm now used to TMS showing up when new stimulus comes into play: a new chair, a new monitor, and, now, a new sport. I need to get rid of this baby ASAP!!!