It continues to amaze me how our bodies and mind work. I have overcome many TMS symptoms, back pain for years and my latest being pelvic pain on and off. I finally overcame it when I realized it was nerve pain and not some horrible problem. I suffered from allergies for years but when I got that under control, something new would eventually come up. I just went off all my allergy medicine a month ago. The last week or so I had back pain again but it went away just as this new symptom appeared. Interesting. My latest symptom has been tightening of the chest, some chest pain, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. It started a few days ago after an argument at home plus I’ve been over extended this month with obligations. Some of it I can control and some I can’t. I figured the symptoms were stress induced or possibly seasonal allergies although I’ve never had shortness of breath or chest tightness with my allergies. They are a little scary, especially the shortness of breath. What makes me think this is TMS is that I don’t have it at night when I sleep. Almost like my body is relaxed with no symptoms or expectations. I’ve never had heart or breathing issues so I’m just looking for some validation. It’s amazing how the body will try and scare you with new symptoms that feel so real. What do you do when you have a situation that causes stress but you can’t get away from it, like a family member? I can’t leave them but at the same time think they are a big part of it. Or at least it is how I am reacting to them. How the heck do you manage that emotionally? I know counseling helps and just educating myself but wondered if there is something else I can do to help myself. I also realize I take too much on at times trying to be the best mother, wife, coach, friend, etc. so I can make a difference and I think my mind is furious for trying so hard and trying to please everyone. Any insight or advice would be welcome.