Hi Everybody! I’m wondering if I can get advise on dealing with pain created by an anticipated, unrealized, negative event. I have 2 examples to explain what I mean in case I don’t make sense 1) My 30th birthday I made plans months in advance with everyone. I had just begun my TMS journey, was getting better, but was still in a ton of pain. I just really needed to have my friends with me. The day of the party. I woke up with awful pain in both knees. As the party start time approached, I started to get the calls. All my friends except one, would be hours late, maybe not even be able to come at all. As soon as I got the calls, the pain started to subside. Hours later, when people showed up, we had a wonderful night. 2) I’ve recently posted that I was having trouble with a co-worker. I got advice here and it’s been getting a little better. Then my arm started killing me. It hurt terribly for 2 days. I really couldn’t figure it out since I thought I had been handling the new stressors well and had been 100% pain free in my arms. Then I had a meeting with another co-worker, a man known for being verbally abusive to female employees. I wasn’t even thinking that he was an issue since I only need to speak with him once or twice a year, and I know what’s coming. However, as soon as the meeting was over, and the nasty things said, my arm stopped hurting. A few hours later, I was lifting weights and drawing again. In both cases, I was in pain, trying to figure it out, and never once came up with the answer. Then, when the “bad thing” happened, and it was over with, the pain went away. Does this happen to you? How do you handle it? Thanks!