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Severe nerve pain in scalp and possibly autoimmune, not likely TMS

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by DianeRadvanski, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. DianeRadvanski

    DianeRadvanski New Member

    Hi I have joined this forum probably 5 weeks ago when I thoughy it was clear I had TMS.

    However a specialist I went to has ordered cranial ultrasound and biopsies believing my nerve pain is too extensive, widespread and that it is due to an autoimmune disease with also possibly neuropathy.

    I recall reading tbat autoimmune diseases may not be TMS or be due to TMS...has anyone had severe neuropathy and/or autoimmune disease and realized TMS is not the cause? I feel like everything is always caused by TMS and I am strating to think that some medically complex conditions may not be.

    Also I cannot say what my TMS doc said "I am healthy and structurally nothing is wrong with me." Becauze it's not true.

  2. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle


    On page 3-4 of The Divided Mind, Sarno states:

    "Over the last thirty-two exciting and fruitful years, my colleagues and I have learned much. I've published three books to describe our work, our discoveries, and our successes. Those dealt largely with what I called the tension myositis syndrome (TMS), a painful psychosomatic disorder afflicting millions. The Divided Mind will deal with full range of psychosomatic disorders, a far broader and more important subject. Psychosomatic disorders fall into two categories:

    1. Those disorders that are directly induced by unconscious emotions, such as the pain problems (TMS) and common gastrointestinal conditions including reflux, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, skin disorders, allergies and many others.

    2. Those diseases in which unconscious emotions may play a role in causation, but are not the only factor. They include autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, certain cardiovascular conditions, and cancer.

    Embracing TMS protocol is a brilliant complement to any other healing method you choose. Many people here, including myself, are recovering by creating a unique combination of different therapies which includes two essential aspects: calming the sympathetic nervous system and addressing the personality traits that can cause tension and other emotional problems for us.

    Sarno was as clear as day about this. You sound as if you fall into the second group. My best advice is to let the doctors investigate and suggest their treatments and that once this is done you give yourself time to reflect and consider what works best for you. It is not a stark choice between TMS and allopathic medicine. There is a soft sweet middle ground.

    Read @Ellen for some fabulous insights. She overcame fibromyalgia and migraines and is incredibly generous and sage with her advice.

  3. DianeRadvanski

    DianeRadvanski New Member

    Thank you very much for pointing these things out. I often feel like it's got to be all holistic or all allopathic
    Thank you very much for your much needed feedback and reminder that I need not feel like I have to.choose holistic over allopathic at this juncture of my medical workup. It's all overwhelming. I will be happy once I know for sure what I am dealing with. Thw physical pain symptoms limit me so I am looking into meditation and imagery and prayer even though religion doesn't seem to have a place in TMS therapy. I also appreciate there is no one way to do TMS therapy...I like having different tools and exercises. Thanks so much again!
  4. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    Religion has a place in healing and many people here are of strong faith or have renewed or discovered their relationship with the divine. A great many routinely employ imagery and creative visualisation, meditation and mindfulness are commonly discussed and suggested.

    Prayer is more private but you can be sure prayers are softly spoken each day and each night by the gentle souls of this oasis.


    To Come Home to Yourself

    May all that is unforgiven in you,
    Be released.

    May your fears yield
    Their deepest tranquillities.

    May all that is unlived in you,
    Blossom into a future,
    Graced with love.

    ~ John O'Donohue
    tgirl and Ellen like this.
  5. dede

    dede New Member

    Just read your post. I have severe nerve pain and started tms a few weeks ago. What is happening with you?

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