Hi all - I had been away from this forum for a while. I used to suffer from severe neck and arm pain with constant vertigo until I found this forum and started journaling. I can proudly say that I have had significant recovery from TMS pain. I have been thinking of posting a "suceess story" but there are still a couple of unresolved issues, and I am working with a psychologist to deal with them. The thing I wanted to share today is that I got a relapse of my pain this weekend. This happened after a difficult encounter with my abusive father. To me, this means that TMS can lurk in the background. Its not much different from bad memories. Like them, it hides in secret places and attacks you when you are at the weakest. I have spent the last day journaling. I gave myself the liberty to cry, and I am confident the pain will subside. But this experience proves to me that recovery takes time and persistency.