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Alan G. Tingling and TMS

Discussion in 'Ask a TMS Therapist' started by Laura83, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Laura83

    Laura83 Newcomer

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    1. Hi I know tms can cause pain but can it cause tingling, muscle twitches and pins n needles? I'm having a hard time thinking its tms and not discs when I get these syptoms. Will be very grateful for an answer so I know either way, Thankyou
     
  2. Alan Gordon LCSW

    Alan Gordon LCSW TMS Therapist

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    Yes. The brain can literally cause any physical sensation in any part of the body. In fact, I've had each of those specific manifestations of TMS myself. At one point had the eye twitchies. This is like a mini spasm and is often a physical manifestation of anxiety. I had tingling down my leg, which I feared was a compressed disc, but once again was TMS.

    These are just two of many possible manifestations of TMS such as: dull pain, sharp pain, shooting pain, burning, chills, fatigue, itching, numbness, and weakness.

    It should be stated that just because the brain can cause all of these symptoms, it doesn't mean that there isn't a possible structural cause. Once I had shooting wrist pain, assumed it was TMS, kept using it, and my palm swelled up like a grapefruit. I'd torn a ligament.

    So it's always important to get structural causes ruled out. Assuming you've been cleared or the findings are relatively incidental, it's safe to assume it's TMS and once you stop engaging with the fear associated with the symptom you undermine its purpose and it begins to fade.

    AG


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  3. Lori

    Lori Well known member

    I had very intense tingling along with numbness and back pain. I had a herniated disc diagnosis.

    I am pain-free now.

    Pretty sure all of those symptoms are discussed in Dr. Sarno's books.
     
  4. Laura83

    Laura83 Newcomer

    Thank you for answering! this was one of the doubts that kept me from fully believing it could be TMS. Thanks again for lifting the weight! :)
     
  5. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Laura and Lori. It's wonderful when those in pain get replies from others who have healed from the same symptoms. It's wonderful reassurance that TMS causes our pain. Some others posting today in the Structured Educational Program need help in believing 1o0 percent in TMS. This post offers that reassurance.
     
  6. Laura83

    Laura83 Newcomer

    It is lovely reading the success stories..... I hope to post mine soon :)
     

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