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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Beach-Girl, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

    Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. So even though this Dr Z is a psychiatrist, it looks like there is an MD in the practice who could tell me if I have any nerve compression? I was doing better last week but now I am really worried about all the pain and numbness which gets worse when I exercise. I am going to go to my fitness center and try to get my mind off of it. I am so glad I found this site! Thank you again.
     
  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    To clarify, a psychiatrist is a medical doctor, a physician first, with additional training on emotional disorders. Dr. Zafirides trained personally with Dr. Sarno at NYU Rusk so I would think he would be eminently qualified to dx you. You are very fortunate to have him and SteveO in your state--If I were closer, I would be at their door as soon as I could get an appointment. SteveO holds Dr. Z in high regard!

    g'luck!
    tt
     
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  3. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    Dr. Zafrides is a real sweetheart. To second @Tennis Tom, I'd make a beeline for Dr. Z if he were my side of the pond.

    You are blessed @Timbercat
     
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  4. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

     
  5. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

    Again, all I can say is thank you. I will give a call and see what I can find out. Hopefully insurance will cover something as I haven't worked for over a year. If not, I will have to dig deep.
     
  6. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

     
  7. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

    So glad I literally stumbled upon this site last week. I appreciate the rapid and positive feedback. Many thanks.
     
  8. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Don't fret about the money too much for now, real docs treat the patient first and not their wallets--it's those gate-keepers called receptionists that make you fill out the reams of paperwork that are guarding the till.

    And, it's an unfortunate fact of TMS, that by the time sufferers find out about it, their lives and wallets have been creamed by the medical/industrial/walgreens/as seen on TV/voo-doo/ A to Z complex. Seeing a TMS physician for an objective DX work-up, is usually a one time visit. I paid $600 out of pocket in a high priced neighborhood once. If you get "it's TMS dx" that should ease your fears and return your life to you and get you back on the road to normal functioning. Most docs will give you an easy payment sliding scale plan--on Maui they pay with pineapples. Tell 'em the TMS Wiki sent you--Forest will help him with his taxes.

    g'luck!
    tt
     
  9. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

    I did call Dr Z's office today. It must be a busy practice because you have no choice but to leave a message. They ask that u not leave multiple messages as they get a lot of requests for first time appointments. Their final instruction was they would call back as soon as they can. So, it' s about being patient for now. I do hope this works out for me. It would only be about a 2.5 hr drive to Columbus. In the meantime, the pain and numbness consumes me at times. I just keep reading Sarno and try to learn more about this network
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  10. MigraineSky

    MigraineSky Newcomer

    hello - I am new to the forum, and hope this is the right way to post.
    I read all four of Dr. Sarno's books last fall, after developing pain in knees, thigh and a bit in my shoulder. My husband used Dr. Sarno's techniques several years ago and strongly recommended the practice. However, after reading, journaling, etc. nothing got better. I got several different diagnoses from practitioners, and finally one from the second rheumatologist: polymyalgia rheumatica. I was put on prednisone; now trying to get off that; using other anti-inflammatories and painkillers. Is this disease/problem familiar to you all? Any success in healing it with the TMS strategies? Thanks.
     
  11. in my head

    in my head Newcomer

    Hi, I am new and have joined because of 4-6 continuous months of abdominal pain (stomach and bowel) only attributed to IBS and all other tests normal. Pain (sensations) were popping up everywhere and I felt that everything was becoming magnified and I was watchful for the next onset of where the pain was going to be. TMS makes perfect sense to me as I was lucky enough to listen to a broadcast this week about TMS and how it was as if a light bulb went on. Finally, the app Curable pointed me in the right direction and I am reading Unlearn Your Pain. I am on the start of a journey that finally gives me hope.
     
  12. Bodhigirl

    Bodhigirl Well known member

    Welcome! Fascinated to know about Curable app. So happy you found us!
     
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  13. kamu cantik

    kamu cantik Newcomer

    Hi All. Just joined. Have found John Sarno's work at last and the answer to years of chronic pain. My profile reads like a case study from the childhood experiences, the perfectionist/being good profile, the types and locations of pain and the full range of other life experiences. Have had every sort of bodywork one can image, painkillers by the handful, months of downtime due to pain etc etc etc. Feeling a huge sense of relief that something finally makes sense!! Thought I was condemned to a life of chronic pain. Now feeling really positive! ... Wondering about any meetup groups or the like of TMS folks particularly in Melbourne Australia. Great to be here!
     
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  14. kamu cantik

    kamu cantik Newcomer

    I just found the Curable app too and have just started using it.
     
  15. Bodhigirl

    Bodhigirl Well known member

    I just saw this... and feel sorry no one answered. We are not doctors, and my impression of the polymyalgia diagnosis is that it’s another fancy name for TMS in a world where half the doctors in the world would be out of business if we truly embraced TMS and practiced using our minds as natures pharmacy, our thinking being the medicine.
    I hope you got some relief!
     

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