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Work and TMS

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Allund, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Allund

    Allund New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering how do you usually deal with TMS symptoms while you are doing your job. In my case some days it gets a little bit difficult as I might start feeling not very well and it is like the fear makes me to want to run away, but instead of that I stay there and continue working but my attention is all focused on my symptoms. I know I would have to accept them, and focus on what I am doing, but sometimes it gets really difficult. I feel fear is so big sometimes.

    I just wanted to know your experiences dealing with this issues at work.

    Thank you so much
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  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    I work at home as a writer of books and am on the computer 6 or more hours a day. I sometimes have some back pain but that's mainly when walking and not sitting. I am very lucky.

    I think you have to try to take your mind off the pain when it comes on while you're working. Take some deep breaths and imagine you're somewhere else, like on a favorite vacation.

    Here are a couple of quotes on fear that I like. It's always good to know others (even milionaires) have fear problems and have to do something about them:

    Oprah Winfrey: “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power.”

    Jake Gyllenhaal: “Do you know what fear stands for? False Evidence Appearing Real.”
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  3. Allund

    Allund New Member

    Thank you so much for your reply Walt. You are completely right, focusing on the pain for me is something I should start to change, I become desperate and fearful when I do that and I ser nothing else than that.
    I guess everyone has to live with fear, but it does not mean that it can control my life.

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