Hello everyone! I am quite new here, so I will first give a short introduction . I am a woman of 33 years old and I work as a gardener. I love doing physical work outside, which makes me quite dependent on a good physical health. Since two years however, am I suffering of what the physical therapist calls tendonitis, because of the physical work I am doing, in both my arms. I tried different treatments, but I continued working as a gardener, so nothing really helped for the long term, because the cause of the pain was still there (later I learned that probably TMS was the cause). Eventually I had to go on sick leave. I didn't work at all for several months. My physical therapist thought I would get better very soon after I stopped working, but it only got worse and the pain started to spread from my arms to my shoulder, neck, cheeks and even my feet. At that point I started to get suspicious, because it didn't make sense to me anymore and after googling I came on the term TMS and I ordered 'The divided mind' of John Sarno. The weird shoulder pain and all the other inexplicable pains went away while reading the book and I started working again. The pain came back when I started working again, but I build it up very slowly and before Christmas I was working 80% almost entirely pain free. I was very happy and had good hopes I would be working 100% after Christmas. But right before Christmas I did some hard physical work (just for some hours) and all the pain came back again and now I am basically in the same situation I was for one year ago. I cannot work a lot, because that makes the pain getting worse. I haven't officially got the diagnosis TMS (there are no TMS therapist in my country), but I thought it probably is TMS and not a physical damage, because I was basically almost pain free before Christmas. Does this make sense? I was just wondering if there are people who agree with my conclusion or not, because now the pain is coming back again I suddenly get very insecure.