I am writing this post because first of all I feel like I owe it. It helps enormously to read success stories, and I benefited from reading others' stories. But unfortunately some people might disappear and just go on with their life after their problems go away. In my case I occasionally thought about writing a success story, but putting all my thoughts into words adequately is imposing, so I kept putting it off. To put it shortly, my neck pain eventually went away completely. It had been ruling my life for a couple of years, and then, after I discovered Sarno, I spent perhaps a little more than a year working on this and slowly getting better. I spent countless hours thinking about the interactions of the mind and body and reading books by Sarno, Ozanich, Weeks, Groddeck, as well as posts on this forum, of course. Thinking of the philosophical implications of all of it. And in a way this much more positive obsession replaced my earlier obsession with pain and its possible medical causes. Eventually this led me out of the darkness and now if I think about my neck it is only in relation to what I learned from the whole odyssey. And sometimes I can get quite emotional thinking about how the pain magically went away and I got my life back. The pain has been gone entirely for about three years. I assure you that this will cure you. It is a fact that chronic pain begins in the emotions. It involves no physical damage to your body, and can only be cured with your mind. Unfortunately now I have developed a new problem, with digestion - seemingly GERD. It started absolutely suddenly - I had no previous experience with reflux at all. On one hand the timing of it developing is absolutely perfect for TMS: one day after arriving at my parents' house to spend the holidays with them; and I dealt with the most horrifying year ever (of course I realize that is the case with most people other than tech overlords, but I can venture that my year was even worse than most...). But on the other hand it is hard for me to avoid physical thinking and health anxiety, since I am unable to get an endoscopy due to insurance problems, and my father helpfully told me that both he, his brother, and his father have life-long chronic GERD (with at least my father having a hiatal hernia). So the suspicion is there that there is a genetic connection. The problem feels absolutely physical, with unquestionable reflux in my esophagus (even bits of food getting to my mouth sometimes), constant burping, hunger pains, and in the last couple of days my mouth has started burning as well. Now I don't know what to do or how to treat this problem, especially since, unlike with chronic pain, GERD has the potential of long-term damage. If anyone has an success stories about GERD I would like to hear.