I was rewatching Dr Sarno's lecture and at one point he says that anxiety or depression is a TMS equivalent that does not occur at the same time as TMS pain. As far as I can tell, I have pain and anxiety at the same time. From reading the forums over the years I think many people are in the same boat as me. Also, I feel like as a TMSer there is always that voice telling you that you don't have TMS or why it's fake, etc. We tend to focus on why we might not have TMS. I think of this voice as being part of the TMS defense mechanism. How should you deal with these contradictions in your own experience versus what you read in Dr Sarno's books? Thank you.