Hi, I am very new to TMS and have only started reading his book "healing Back pain". but already I am questioning whether my case is really TMS and even using curable. So i am unsure whether I should continue the book and do the work required. I am much younger than most people here. Hence my impatience My "story". I will keep it brief but with include some important details that may help. I started getting jaw aches during stressful times when I was about 18, but I have always had poor posture and weak muscles. I also had clicking and crunching sounds. Along with tinnitus and had sound sensitivity issues for a short while. My jaw scans says I have "mild flattening", and a jaw specialist also said that my scans look much better than most tmj patients. But heres the thing that confuses me. Long story short, the dentist gave me a splint and messed up my bite alignment. BUT that somehow stopped the frequent clicking and aches. But still LOTS of TENSION till this day, no aches. The tinnitus was greatly reduced by getting wax removed. But it's definitely still there. Since then I have a BAD HABIT of catastrophising, so theres the FEAR element. I fixated on all my health symptoms. Everyday. I have also never experienced an onset of pain while being in a stressful moment though? My body just feels more tense and tense as time goes on. I am 23 now. The tension has spread to the from the Jaw to all the way down my body (isn't this just the knots and fascia affecting the surrounding areas and NOT the pain "moving"?) There is no place in my body that doesn't have a lot of tension, and the tension is worse in my right side (dominant side). I have no stabbing, sharp or burning pains. Only tension and tenderness. I noticed constipation maybe 1-2 years ago, I am unsure of whether i had this growing up, since I have always had a poor diet. I have "fibromyalgia" and "myofascial syndrome" type symptoms. Things that were going on in my life. I had found out something about my dad around 19-20, I did not about to anyone until a year later. I am the type of person to NOT talk about my problems. I also was anxious about my future plans such as studying and work. At the same time I was motivated in learning about side hustles and financial freedom at a young age. At 18 I was diagnosed with hair loss. I was depressed for a little while, but "got over it". Again more catastrophising with all my health issues that were affecting the way I felt and looked, as I was already very insecure about the way I looked. During this whole time, including till this day, I have not been able to really share much at all about my health symptoms. My parents just know that I have a tight body and hair loss and eye issues. That's about all I've every shared. I have no close friends at all. And I tend to use my health symptoms as an "excuse' to not go out to date and make new friends. As I feel like I need to "get better first". When it comes to exercising, I went from it being my hobby to completely withdrawing from it, because of the tension and limited movement also sad about the symptoms I was getting, I also take longer to recover from muscle soreness compared to "normal" people. I have never been bed ridden though. Is this actually TMS? Can you "partially" have TMS?