Hi everyone, I suffer from TMS neck pain. I am certain it is TMS because there are times when I am no pain whatsoever, and then my neck can feel like someone is tightening a vise around my spine. My pain seems to get bad in the early afternoon, from roughly 1-4pm everyday. My pain is strongly cyclical, but it is always accompanied by the same feeling: a mixture of strong anxiety, guilt, social awkwardness, and an obligation to help others. These symptoms, especially the neck pain, have come back hard since I started my job working as a physical therapy aide. Being on my feet all day, running around like a chicken with my head cut off, serving the demanding and impatient therapists, and hearing elderly people complaining about their pain is just too much for me. Today was extremely busy; we had 5 therapists working together, which means there were 5 patients coming in at a time every half hour. I had almost no break, and I had to gobble down a small lunch. Not to mention daylight savings time began today, so I felt so tired the whole day. I can never relax when I am working, and as a result, the pain never lets up. I don't want to live with this pain. I want to be able to work without being in pain. I am healthy and exercise regularly. I shouldn't be suffering from TMS pain anymore. I practice mindfulness meditation, but my mind wanders so much I just can't control it. If anyone has any coping tools I can use while at work, and also ways I can decompress when I return home, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!