So I had TMS issues back years ago with health anxiety that produced some real physical pains that mimicked the worry I had. After numerous tests I was deemed fine. I had been actually able to create severe legs cramps, distorted vision etc... I consider TMS and HA one in the same, or at least the kind I suffer from. I don't worry about heart attacks or things like that. I feel a pain and that's when my mind steps in and says its time to protect you from something. Lets amp up that pain so you think about it all of the time....oh and go to google so you can really scare yourself. Back in August I got a DVT in my leg. Honestly, not a big worry. I was more worried about finding out I have a genetic blood clot disorder and have to be on a blood thinner for life. Started to lose weight to help my cause and had some lower glut pain into my pelvic floor. Went to the urologist and he said it could be stress coupled with my exercise. I began to ruminate on it. Along with Covid and being an extrovert in isolation, extreme stress at work I was overwhelmed. I started to wake up at 2 am in the morning and that added to my fears. I worried about how I would function if I did not sleep. Would my immune system go down and make getting Covid worse if I acquired it. Could I work well, be happy for my family if I was tired. Instead of just watching golf at night and going to bed with the TV on, sleeping 7 hours like clockwork I am finding I am trying reading, breathing exercises, no coffee after 2pm. I have read the Claire Weekes books and am trying to apply the TMS principles. I understand that it is the fear of not sleeping that is keeping this alive. Just curious if anyone has any advice on what they might do when they awake in the middle of the night. What positive thoughts do you think? I am also aware that my inner voice is back...trying to distract me from something I suppose. I have been struggling with my relationship with god and simply being in my 40s and just more aware of life in general. Trying to get back to normal for my wife and son is also pressure. Anyone reverse their issues.