So, I have a sleep issue I'd like thoughts on. No problems falling asleep, but I'm waking up with terrible pain. Is it possible that TMS is cutting off oxygen to my butt/leg during the night while I sleep? I've started journaling and releasing feelings as of last weekend. For the last 5 nights or so, I'm waking up in terrible pain - my whole leg/bum feels numb and crushed. I move positions and fall back to sleep, only to be woken up in more terrible pain. Could my dreams/subconscious be stimulating aggravated symptoms of TMS while I sleep? I'm just trying to understand and make some sense of it. Background: I have a herniated/blown disc on L4/L5 and also the worst one at L5/S1 (hitting on the nerve), of which the surgeon wants to do a microdisctectomy on. I cancelled surgery and am working on this from a 100% TMS standpoint after having read Sarno's book (Just got Steve O's book in the mail today). Unfortunately I'm having to self-diagnose here since I live in a small po-dunk town in Florida and there are no TMS docs that I'm aware of. I've been completely confined to bed for over two weeks now (and on and off with this pattern for months and months) I am now worse than I have ever been. 41 yr old female. Years of "nervous stomach" digestive issues; "seasonal" allergies; fearful person by nature (yet come across as very confident); frequent urination when nervous, etc.