Hi, I haven't posted here for a few years. Happily I resolved some pain I was suffering from in 2016 by taking my focus away from the pain, believing it was TMS and primarily anxiety caused and just getting on with life. It took some weeks to stop, but it did go. That was just one example of a litany of disorders I've had over the years that have been unexplained by the mainstream medical model. I'll give you the long version, apologies if this goes on a bit. I'm an anxious person, always have been since childhood. My childhood was happy, apart from a completely absent father and the untimely death of my uncle ( only 22) in an accident when I was 5 years old. I grew up living with my mother and grandparents (my uncle was their son and so I had a lot of grief surrounding me for a time). I'm an only child. I had severe anorexia as a teen which I recovered from but took some years . In my 20's (40's now) I had a duodenal ulcer that was treated with the usual regimen of protein pump inhibitors, which didn't really help, but it eventually just got better. I had unexplained tingling and numbness in my hands and feet for months in 2011 that was never explained, but dissapated after a clean MRI. Had interstitial cystitis for months a year later, which also seemed to just stop some time after a clear bladder ultrasound. I had thoracic back pain which resolved in a couple of weeks about 6 years ago after reading Healing Back Pain. I've also had burning eye symptoms that went on for a couple of months and then just resolved, and some facial pain after a dental treatment that also went away. Basically I've had a lot of medical things that have just disappeared without a trace, often after a medical test has ruled out anything serious. It's all clearly been TMS. I'm a perfectionist. I'm quite hard on myself and I'm a little obsessive and I suppose I can be a touch controlling. I am people pleaser and bacially I'm a classic TMS'er. Now, for the last few weeks I've been suffering from increasing and really debilitating upper back, trapezius area pain. It's sometimes on the right of my spine. Sometimes left. Seems to move about a bit. It goes up my neck to my head at times. Other times feels like burning shoulders. Sometimes is a little further down and feels like the middle of my upper thoracic spine. I can't get comfortable really anywhere, it's sometimes back in bed, sometimes not so painful. It doesn't seem to matter what I do. I have a full range of movement and no restrictions on what I do, but it hurts and it's getting me down. My GP prescribed Naproxen which I haven't taken due to knowing it will do a number on my stomach. Have used Voltarol gel to no avail, done exercises, got my husband to massage the area. No improvement. Arguably worse. So.....I feel this is TMS. I've been journaling, watching Dan Buglio's videos and generally just trying to think TMS. No improvement yet, in fact it feels to be worse. Think I'm just looking for some encouragement really. Thank you.