Hello everyone, Im a 32 yrs old guy & i have AS & lumber stenosis, inflammation & instablity thruout spine, incontinence & bloating since an injury 8 yrs back. Im listening & reading abt tms approach & feeling better on & off... however... my concern is abt the sideeffects this chronic pain has had on my overall personality. Im always at loss of words, have low receptivity, concentration probs, dizzyness, mild disorientation, communication probs, low confidence etc. Its like i have lost my personality & magnetism(no history of drugs/alcohol). I feel lost & difficult to communicate. I remember i was a very articulate person & ppl just loved listening to me. Now vocabulary & ppl both have disappeared from my life. Is this too a part of TMS & can this be healed thru tms approach along with chronic pain? Is it a sideeffect of yrs of chronic pain? Is it due to tightness of spinal nerves & muscles caused due to repressed emotions that has an effect on cognitive skills or above problems? Has anyone with lumbar stenosis or AS experienced the same?