So, today's lesson said, "Thinking psychologically is the key to overcoming TMS. Whenever you have a flare-up of pain avoid asking yourself 'what physical activity did I do that injured me?' Instead ask yourself 'what stressful events may be causing this?'." Several years into TMS, I am at the point where the first question I ask is, "What's stressing me?" or "What emotion am I avoiding?" when I experience pain or some other physical issue. A lot of the time, though, it doesn't actually help with the pain. I can identify what's going on psychologically, delve into the issues through journaling or talking with someone, and my body will just keep amping up the pain (especially with headaches). Eventually I give in and take some OTC medication like Tylenol or ibuprofen and feel like I lost the TMS battle. I know that in many ways it's like the pain is a screaming toddler having a fit on the floor, and perhaps I need to stop trying to reason with or soothe the toddler and perhaps just walk out of the room until the storm passes. My question is, what does that look like in practice? I find it hard to "ignore" the pain. Would love to hear how others handle this.