What was the most disheartening thing a doctor has told you about your symptoms? In what ways have you kept that in your mind? Well, seven years ago when i had the IBS-C diagnosis, my GP prescribed laxatives and said I just had to live with it. To make it worse, he told me how he'd come to terms with his own sensitivity towards tomatoes. Ugh. I refused to accept the diagnosis and thankfully, he was kind enough to put me through a series of tests, which were all clear. I was very frustrated and confused at the time, but now I recall those as evidence for a TMS diagnosis instead. Because, there is nothing wrong with me! I think the fact that IBS is not really a 'thing' and a firm belief that the medical model responds to the symptom rather than finding the cause, is what has kept me going on my search for an alternative solution. Whilst that search has sent me down some dead ends, it has inevitably brought me to the mind-body connection. Thankfully, i now have a trauma therapist who is helping me realise and face my 'difficult' emotions, which has been transformative. So, thanks to her and to all the TMS contributors, i anticipate that recovery will emerge as my confidence and practice develops, and then I'll write to Dr P*&%$l and let him know how he can cure his tomato problem.