Hi y'all-- this is my first post here. I have been following the Pain Recovery Program and loving it. Good to find a community where people know TMS is a real thing. A bit less than a year ago I developed sciatica, which was extremely painful. I went to the doctor, and she sent me to physical therapy, which, frankly, made the pain worse. I had read Sarno decades ago, when Healing Back Pain first came out, and had it on my kindle. One night, I sat up late and read through just about the whole book. The pain was gone. Not permanently--that took a few months, but I felt sure I was on to something. When the sciatica faded after a few months, the pain migrated (I think) to my right shoulder. Long story short--I suffered with that for months until I asked my oncologist to send me for an MRI just to make sure my 2015 breast cancer hadn't metastasized to my shoulder. No cancer (YAY!) but "tendonopathy." She wants to sent me to an orthopedist, but I'm going to pass on that. I know I have a lot of the internal rage that Sarno talks about. Last year (2018) was not good. My mother died in the spring and the man I loved most in the whole world died in June. I held his hand as he drew his last breath. Back to the present: the shoulder pain has faded and the sciatica has mostly gone, but now I'm getting what I'm calling "esophageal spasms." It feels like a lump in my esophagus, almost a cramp. It can last for an hour or several hours. I'm 99% positive this is TMS, and got confirmation this morning when my computer was misbehaving and as I got madder and madder (and contemplated taking a sledgehammer to it!) I could just feel my throat and chest tightening. Furthermore, I'm getting some tummy/bowel discomfort. Yesterday after lunch with a friend, I had to ask her to stop at a service station on the way home so I could use the bathroom! Holy s**t-- literally. TL;DR-- has anyone else experienced TMS in the form of esophageal/chest tightness and/or tummy/bowel issues?