Hi all, so I was deep in thought today when I realized something truly positive. For the longest time, once I realized I have TMS, I thought of myself as weak. I thought, how could I have fallen for the Nocebo of fragile backs, dire disc pathology and the restrictions. My family was also not supportive and didn't understand the concept of the mind affecting the body. I got the typical "all in your head." Then the panic attacks made me feel weak as if I couldn't deal with everyday reality. Then I thought, No, the ability for my mind to cause this severe pain, cause the shortness of breath means it is so powerful. One time during a panic attack, I decided to check my vital signs. My heart rate reached 200 bpm. That is amazing! No physical strain and my mind can make those kind of changes! TMS patients were simply guided in the wrong direction to those who we thought were "healers". And once we accept what is truly taking place and be guided in the right direction, our strong minds have the ability to make awesome changes occur in our lives and in our bodies. TMS is truly a gift.