I am a new member of the forum although I have been reading it for several months now. This is my first experience with forums or anything resembling support groups- thus if this actually gets posted I will be surprised- and proud of myself frankly. There is no doubt I have TMS and have had it perhaps my whole life in various forms including fibromyalgia. After months of ankle pain from an alleged sprained ankle in October 2013, I finally turned ( again) to Dr Sarno's books. More than two decades ago - either while in graduate school and before law school or at the beginning of law school ( I cannot remember) - I suffered from horrible back pain for years ( this fact I remember clearly). I read mind over back pain and literally was cured by the time I finished the book. I continued to have "fibromyalgia" symptoms in my limbs but learned to ignore it for the most part. This new bout of TMS began - as mentioned above- in October, guised as an acute ankle sprain I suffered while playing golf. ( crazy I know). Looking back to what was going on in my life, despite the fact that they were events that were all positive ( I have a lot of guilt) it is clear I was primed for a bout. I had just retired from a successful law practice at the age of 50 because I no longer enjoyed it ( hated it) and am very fortunate financially having married a man who exceeded my dreams on so many levels. Also we were doing a lot of traveling and remodeling homes ( pathetic problems I know ). In addition, we had just sold the home I owned before my marriage as we no longer needed or wanted it. Part of me looks at the retirement and selling my old single life home as giving up the former me totally for the new me and says aha maybe this is why you have a new bout- so I have reflected a lot on that. However I neither miss that home nor my law practice. So hmmmmm. I do stress out with overseas travel. I read in one Of Dr Sarno's books that he too felt this way so I reflected upon that a lot. Despite all my 9 months of reflections, my journaling, my endless list making of childhood issues ( and I have my share), current issues and personality traits ( having a classic TMS personality with my need to be liked dominating most of my life) I have foot and ankle pain that controls my thoughts. Additionally I have been to a TMS doctor and a lecture and been told by some of the top ankle/ foot doctors on the east coast that I'm ok. I have resumed working out which is and has always been a priority in my life rarely missing a day. I have resumed wearing heels and I have resumed my life- yet the pain continues. In fact, the reason why I am compelled to share now- with the hope of gaining some additional wisdom from one of you- is the part of my ankle foot that has hurt for 9 months seems to have subsided and a new symptom in that same foot won't go away. I have had my share of moving around of the pain/ symptom imperative and have beaten each and every one of them over the last 9 months BUT this one is different. I know why it is different. It's because my MRI showed a problem in that tendon. Despite the MRI issue and doctors being concerned ONLY about that spot it never hurt before until now! In fact while at doctors offices they each said your sprain is healed time to move on but I am concerned about this tendonapathy in your inner ankle. I invariably asked them not to talk about it knowing the power of suggestion and knowing it didn't hurt YET! I get it that maybe it's the last spot my brain has to distract me - having tried every other old injury without success. It's been weeks now and I am back to obsessing and focusing despite all the tools in my arsenal to combat it. I guess I'm wondering if anyone can share their similar experience namely the moving around in same body part and resistance like this. I know I have tms.i have also read that foot pain lingers. I know the troubled tendon never hurt until now but I have been doing a lot of stair master and other not so low impact cardio so I'm doubting and thinking maybe I have really hurt this tendon- woke it up so to speak. Ugh and thank you!