So i have had a multitude of problems the past 2 years from TMJ, to burning skin, to IBS, to carpal tunnel, to random nerve pains, headaches etc. etc. I am in the process of eliminating these by recognizing them as TMS. But for a long time I have had a problem with exercise and pain. I cant run very far without getting pain in my calves. If its not my calves, its my back or feet or knees, etc. I also gets pains when lifting and cant lift as much as others. Anyway, I have always felt inferior in athletics and in the gym compared to my friends. They seem to be able to get off the couch, train for a month and run a marathon. Ive tried to train or 5ks and have struggled. At the gym i get embarassed/mad/frustrated when i see people older or out of shape being able to to do things I cant. I always wondered, why can't i do that? Or, im so lazy or cant handle the pain like those people. Then came the thought, well maybe something is wrong with me if I cant do these things. When I lived with a buddy of mine, he wanted to get in shape with P90x. I thought to myself, thats way too hard and I cant do that, and guess what? I couldnt. My heart was racing through my chest, everything was in severe pain, I couldnt catch my breath. And i quit. Basically, Im looking for affirmation that these problems are due to TMS. I think that I may have programmed my brain to anticipate pain when running, working out, etc. and as a result, the pain comes. Does anyone else have this problem? Sorry for the long post, but just looking for suggestions/support. Thanks!