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Tons of success with back pain but other symptoms keep popping up

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by kld03c, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. kld03c

    kld03c Peer Supporter

    I've had wonderful success with overcoming chronic low back pain and sciatic pain after two years. I felt like 2017 started out great. I was basically pain free, riding my bike, going on yoga retreats and was losing the 10lbs I had gained. I was looking forward to selling my home out of state so that I can buy a joint home with my fiancé. We are planning to get married later this year and will soon start our family.
    As life sometimes has it, things don't always go smoothly. Selling my home was very stressful as it was tenant occupied and was purchased by an investor who was a tough negotiator. It was my first home that I purchased after college and there was some grief attached to that life transition which brought up some anxiety.
    When my fiancé started fertility testing in March they found something on the imaging which drew concern. After an agonizing month of waiting, oncology consults and a biopsy, she's fine!!
    Fast forward to this weekend. I'm in the mountains at one of my favorite places with one of my friends. I woke up yesterday with extremely stiff shoulders. We had a lot of fun yesterday hiking and exploring. We even went to try out yoga. It ended up being hot yoga which I hate and left the class 15 minutes in because I felt like I was suffocating. That lead me to some intense anxiety. Not sure what that triggered.
    I woke up this morning with horrible shoulder and neck pain that seems to be in some kind of spasm that's causing a headache with nausea. I was terrified of that level of pain and discomfort. Earlier this month I had some mysterious abdominal pain that seemed to pop up around my mesntral cycle and was also taking medication for acid reflux.
    When does this shit stop? It takes up so much emotional energy to have the patience to practice TMS skills and then I wonder what else is around the corner waiting to pop up.
    What have others done when they had a new and frightening physical symptom come up?
    I could really use some encouragement. Thank you.
     
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Kid03c. Have you red Dr. Sarno's Healing Back Pain and tried the Structured Educational Program. The program, free in the subforum of this web site, gets you to journaling to discover repressed emotions or personality traits like perfectionism and "goodism" that can heal us. Here are Sarno's 12 Daily reminders about TMS Pain: Forget the screwed-up numbering.

    1. Herbie’s Extended Version of Dr. Sarno’s 12 DAILY REMINDERS

      1. The pain is due to TMS. This is real pain or anxiety but it is caused by subconscious tensions and triggers, stressors and traits to your reactions and fears, and also when at boiling point your conscious tension can and does cause real pain too.
      2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or in anxiety then the blood is restricted from going to a place such as the lower back. The blood being restricted causes oxygen deprivation which causes the pain. Remember, where there is no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, the pain stays because of fear and focus to physical organic symptoms and repressions.

    1. TMS is a harmless condition caused by my REPRESSED EMOTIONS, so even though you think you can harm yourself from the years of pain you have felt and how you feel in general -- so far no reports have been heard from TMS healing knowledge causing damage to anyone. TMS knowledge only helps.

    1. The principle emotion is your repressed ANGER. This means under your consciousness lies something that happens automatically to everyone. TMSers have repressions that are stored because of our personality traits,traumas, stressors, fears, strain, etc... When these stored repressions build and build then eventually they cause the brain to send pain into your body to keep you from having an emotional crises. The mind-body thinks it is helping you.

    1. TMS exists to DISTRACT your attentions from the emotions, stressors, tensions and strains of your personality traits because if you can get distraction then you won't have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed because you didn't want to deal with something -- they are just adding up in this beaker, ready to pour over and create real pain and anxiety in your body.

    1. Since my body is perfectly normal, there is nothing to fear. So in reality when I fear the pain or anxiety I just cause myself undo strain and tension adding to the beaker of pain. If I fear then I feed the pain. If I fear It is impossible to recondition. Fear keeps the pain and anxiety alive in the body through focus.

    1. Therefore, physical activity is harmless. If I want to work against the pain, I could, but it is better to lose some of the pain.

    1. I am resuming all normal physical activity. I don't fear moving anymore. I believe in my body's ability to heal now. I can move how I want. I will not fear moving with a bent back anymore. I will also practice going out and acting normal again, not in fear of what pain might do to me.

    1. The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how it is hidden -- it's illusion; it's fear.

    10. I will keep my attention on the emotional issues. I will think about my emotions and feel my emotions throughout the day. I will not judge, criticize or fear my emotions. I will not run from my emotional issues but face everyone of them. I will feel my emotions fully and cry if I need to. Then I will release the emotion and get my mind and thoughts back to my life and living in the present, in flow.

    1. 11. I am in control of all of this. This is how I recover.

    12. I will be thinking PSYCHOLOGICALLY AT ALL TIMES. This means I will keep my thoughts on psychological issues like happiness, fear and anger -- traits and triggers, conditioning and journaling. The science behind mind- body/TMS healing, etc.... This way I will not feed my thoughts to the body -- that is a trick of TMS. TMS will always try to get me to focus on the body caused by the pain until I break its show and flair. When I get my attention off psychical symptoms and on emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore, ` thus making the tms of no effect. This will in return, give you the cure.
     
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  3. kld03c

    kld03c Peer Supporter

    Thanks Walt, these are great reminders and this is the first time I've seen the extended version. I have the abbreviated version saved in my phone and think it's a good time to start reading it daily again. I appreciate your time.
     

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