Hello, everyone! New to this forum and wanted to say hi. I am on week 3 with Dr. Sarno's book and on Day 10 of the SEP. I have had this mysterious condition for 5 months now, but still have no clear diagnosis. I understand that in the sea of back pain, my symptoms are not well represented, so I am looking for validation whether I am in a right place. I do think my symptoms are TMS but they are not very common. They are more in line with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (or CRPS). I have it in both hands : swollen, stiff hands and fingers, tendons in fingers get very tight at random and at random loosen up, middle fingers are constantly numb and very often tingly, skin breaks out in red blotchy areas and then clears up, extremely sensitive to cold, sometimes I feel cold to the bones, sometimes my fingers feel very hot. I can make a fist or straighten out fingers for a few minutes at times, but most of the time they are curled in and very stiff. I can't write by hand, struggle with typing due to swollen, painful fingertips. recently stiffness, muscle contractures and pain spread into the right forearm. All the tests for RA, B-12, magnesium, thyroid etc. came back normal. Nerve conduction study showed some degradation of the nerve function in both hands. Dr. Sarno mentions RSD/CRPS as a TMS case, but very little said about successes treating it with Dr. Sarno's methodology when symptoms other than pain are present. I, with really nowhere to go (GP does not know, hand surgeon confirmed that that most of my symptoms are NOT carpal tunnel, rheumatologist looks lost, pain management MD is reluctant to call it RSD/CRPS because of nerve conduction study) am working through Dr.Sarno's book and just found your amazing recovery program but would LOVE to have a bit more confidence that I am on the right track and in fact have TMS. Have anyone seen successes with Dr. Sarno's approach when swelling and muscle/tendons contractures are present? Would be delighted to contribute to this forum for other miserable souls punished by RSD. Many, many thanks in advance !!!!!!