Hi, The discovery of TMS and this forum proved very helpful to me over the past month. Many of my issues (Carpal tunnel like symptoms, shoulder pain, Achilles tendon discomfort) are subsiding, even though I'm not 100% there yet , I'm usually 50% pain free, and on good days up to 80%, and improving. Very impressive for a four week span. Here's the deal though, the last issue so to speak. About two and a half years ago I've decided to learn to sing. For about a year I took lessons, however one day when I was playfully barking with my dogs, I felt a slight burning pain in my throat, around the larynx region. I mostly disregarded it at that point, making a mental note to take a short break from singing. Over the course of two months, it slowly evolved, becoming a little more severe with each passing week. After two months, I caught myself shutting up in the middle of a conversation with a friend, and not speakingat all for two days. I experience a severe burning sensation in my throat every time I speak more than a few sentences, needing frequent breaks. At around the same time, a little bit before the drastic escalation, I had a very stressful day. I went out on a night out with an ex-girlfriend, whom I had a very nasty breakup after a three year relationship, after which we were completely out of touch for two years. I strongly remember that day, especially stress I felt before I left the house to meet her. I was shivering and breathing heavy, I had to actually lay down and gather my thoughts before I left the house. I suspect this might be the source for the issue, however I found no material regarding TMS and vocal issues on this site or in Sarno's books. Which is why I'm here. I've pursued treatment for my issue. I've had a laryngoscopy which showed no physiological findings on my vocal cords. I was told that the condition came to be because suddenly, I'm not using my vocal cords the right way (the singing lessons were my personal explanation at the time. I taught myself to speak wrong), so I was sent to vocal therapy which didn't help. A few months later I went for another laryngoscopy to get a second opinion, this time the doctor observed a small granuloma on one of my vocal cords. The diagnosis didn't change though - muscle tension dysphonia. In other words, I'm not using them right. After another bout of vocal therapy and exercises, which didn't help, I went for a third opinion. The third laryngoscopy showed that I have slight redness on my vocal cords, nothing major. I was given steroids, which helped for a little while. Now I'm back at square one, this time armed with knowledge of TMS. However, I haven't found anything on the web to support the connection. I'm hoping some of you may have a clue on this... Daniel.