I know our pain is meant to distract us from things that worry us or that we fear, but ironically I think my biggest fear is of becoming physically debilitated or in such intense pain that I won't be able to cope or of possibly dying of a horrible neurological disease. I mean these things absolutely terrify me. So in effect my body is giving me sensations that represent things that I fear rather than experiencing these sensations in order to mask my fears. I am sure I have lots of repressed issues as well that I haven't dealt with yet. I guess TMS can present in this way too? I hope this makes sense.