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Day 4 What was the most disheartening thing a doctor has told you about your symptoms?

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by RobertHodgson, May 1, 2014.

  1. RobertHodgson

    RobertHodgson New Member

    Day 4- feeling good about this TMS wiki! I feel like because I have the right treatment to my symptoms I'm going to get better, just got to stick at it.

    The most disheartening thing a doctor has ever told me was actually… nothing. I was 19 years old, I had a great love of sport and going to the gym, and already the tendency to over worry, when I developed pain all over my body. Excruciating pain which i saw doctor after doctor and physio after physio. My physiotherapist said I had one leg shorter than the other and that was causing my pain, which was odd because it had never caused me pain up until now. But the insole he gave me didn't help the pain. Then I went to the doctor again who referred me to a specialist. We spoke about how maybe the pain was caused by my acne drug accutane… but the conversation concluded by him saying nothing. The medical practice had literally given up on me. This was it… Id been through the system, had no cure and was sent on my way with nothing… I then started googling things like crazy. But of course, you get loads of responses from the internet with pain. The only thing that I could find that related to me was either tendonitis is every part of my body…. or 'fibromyalgia'. I began to research fibromyalgia to which I found there was no cure. I thought my life was over… I contemplated suicide regularly when ever the pain really hurt… but then eventually I found out about TMS and how Dr John Sarno refers to fibromyalgia as basically a synonym of TMS and now I'm working to get better… Im only on day 4 but I've read Dr. John Sarnos book about 5 times now… my pain still hurts often with certain things, I think because I've had the pain for two years now I have really bad conditioning. But I'm going to continue with the Wiki and I pray by the end I will be better… then maybe I can go back to my doctor and explain that I had TMS. I also look forward to helping others with the condition when I am better myself.

    The only positive thing about the post, apart from that I've finally discovered what condition I have, is that at 19, last year, I was able to find out about TMS. In the age of information the success of Sarno's work will spread and as people look online for their cure more and more people will be directed to TMS wiki and more and more people will be cured. The future is bright!


    Robert Hodgson, 20, UK
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well known member

    Hang in there, I have been where you are and it's the fear that keeps fueling the tms. If you do have tms, I'm no doctor, you need to take your focus off the pain and your body. A lot easier said then done but the attention you give your pain will only cause the symptoms to continue. Just remember never lose hope and don't think you will not heal. Your mind is a powerful tool and you will become a better person when your done with the SEP. I to was like you, I used to love to workout, play sports, be in the outdoors. Once my pain came on it got me so down and I never thought I would heal. I could ni longer do thr things i enjoyed. Trust in yourself and given time and the help of god you will heal. I don't know if your spiritual but trust that god has a plan for you and healing from tms is part of his plan. It has made me a better person and to be able to actually enjoy life and each day I have. I used to take things for granted and never really appreciated each day and to truly live in the moment. I am now back working out and healing slowly. I'm not fully healed but getting there. Also practice some positive affirmations with meditation to stop your negative thinking. Give it time and acceptance, to really believe there is nothing wrong with you physically and begin to find the emotions that cause your tms. Trust that you will heal and have perseverance through the ups and downs. Take your time and best of luck.

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  3. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    I went to my doctor about four years ago because anxiety. I knew it was caused by low income
    and high bills, but he just prescribed Librium. I took it for a while but stopped because I decided
    to just handle the stress with hot tea or milk and positive thinking. The Lord sent Dr. Sarno's book
    to me and then Herbie and Steve Ozanich in the TMSWiki forums and I learned about TMS which
    healed me of anxiety and back pain that came with it.

    My doctor never even suggested natural ways to relax, such as deep breathing and meditation.

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