In looking back I realized that all my foot problems started the day my husband and I booked a vacation trip to France for my birthday. With small children at home it is very rare that the two of us get a chance to travel together. The last time was when we went to Italy in 2014. Just prior to the Italy trip I had insomnia and anxiety about leaving the children. I was very excited about the prospect of this huge romantic trip. Now I am seriously wondering if this was the trigger to my TMS? I wonder if we cancel it if I'll recover? The fear of leaving the children and travelling "so far away" The guilt for wanting to leave the children behind to have time alone with my husband and adventure for myself The fear of booking the trip and having to cancel due to foot problems The fear of getting to Paris and not being able to climb Notre Dame Cathedral (or have the kind of experience I'm hoping for) Also - I still can't shake the thought that (although I'm a person who has suffered with TMS back pain in the past) that this particular foot problem isn't TMS. I mean, it's my foot - not my back. Also, there aren't any variances of the symptoms. I put my foot down - I get pain. I know, I know, I realize this is a serious problem. I believe in TMS - I know I've had it before, but doing all the TMS exercises I used in the past isn't helping.