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TMS Symptoms

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by SME61, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. SME61

    SME61 Peer Supporter

    Hi All
    I posted this note to the general forum as well.
    I saw a well-known TMS practitioner Dr. Paul Gwozdz earlier this week and sat through a lecture. I was diagnosed positive for TMS, journaling and self reflection have really opened my eyes to past trauma, inner rage and current stresses.

    Upon finishing the lectures with Dr. Gwozdz I felt some relief. Now, over the last 2-3 days I have developed moderate pain in my neck and shoulders. It hurts when I turn my head. I still have some leg pain as well.

    What is going on, is this normal?
    Should I go have it checked out by the doctor?
    Now, I am becoming concerned/worried!

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Gigi

    Gigi Well known member

    Hi Steve. It's quite common for people to experience some relief, and then be hit with more physical pain, perhaps in different areas. Sarno calls this the symptom imperative. Once we recognize what our subconscious is doing, it tends to fight back, giving us pain in other areas.
    You might consider starting the Structured Education Program on this wiki. It will introduce you to resources and techniques, and direct you to various success stories. It gave me back my life.
    Blessings.
     
  3. SME61

    SME61 Peer Supporter

    HiGigi-
    Thanks for your kind reply and the support! I am doing the Structured Education Program as well. If I had not read it here, I would have never believed that by trying to rid myself of the pain, my brain actually shifted the pain elsewhere. This is proof, that I have TMS or a very interesting coincidence!

    Of course I am concerned that now I might have pain in two places rather than one that I will have to deal with!

    I am interested if others just starting the program have experienced this synptom imperative as well and how have you dealt with it?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  4. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Steve. I agree with Gigi that TMS pain can move around. That often happens when your subconscious starts to realize yu have discovered some of the emotions causing your pain.

    Your journaling is helping you to recover. Repressed anger or rage is often the cause of physical pain. I learned in journaling that my anger went back to my boyhood when my parents divorced. I had no idea how that affected me.
     

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