I developed pain in my tailbone and was diagnosed with "coccydynia" about 6 months ago. I had an x-ray which came back normal and my insurance denied an MRI. I've had no other symptoms but this very localized pain in my tailbone, especially when sitting but sometimes when lying down or standing. I tried ibuprofen, hot baths, ice, and saw a "pain specialist" that recommended a steroid injection which I declined. Of course, all I could think about was the pain, spending hours on the internet reading all about coccydynia and feeling scared all the time that I'd have to live with this pain for the rest of my life or that it was actually a cancerous tumor (even though I have no other symptoms but the localized pain) that wasn't getting diagnosed because I can't get an MRI. I'm a psychotherapist and a couple of months ago I came across an article by Howard Schubiner in one of my professional periodicals about chronic pain and MBS/TMS and it just jumped off the page at me. Intuitively it made complete sense that this pain was a mind/body syndrome especially because it started right after my sister died and my daughter got married (all in the same week!) and I then spent months worrying about it incessantly. I immediately read Sarno's book "The Mind Body Prescription" and started working my way through "Unlearn Your Pain." I had a 50% improvement in pain as soon as I read Sarno's book and it's been up to 85% percent at times but I've had several relapses. The first few relapses sent me spinning back into fear that there might really be something structurally wrong or tissue related but I'm now 99.9% convinced that it's MBS. But I'm still obsessing. I keep trying to take my focus off it but I notice I'm always checking: "Is there pain? Is it better or worse?" I'm doing all the recommended things, writing, lot's of emotional release, mindfulness, dismissing the pain, practicing outcome independence and distraction, but it's in my mind in some way so much of the time. Any further tips to stop thinking about it so much would be great. There aren't a lot of success stories I've found for MBS and coccydynia and I don't have any other symptoms so I'd love some encouragement and reassurance about my journey. I'm so glad to have found this forum!