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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  05:20:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For the past few weeks, intermittently, And ONLY when I lay down flat on my back, my left outer thigh suddenly burns, goes numb and occasional I feel a sharp pain like getting stabbed with a needle. It’s a skin surface feeling, as if someone is pulling the hairs on my’s not a deep muscle thing. It’s driving me nuts and now really concerning me to the point where I’m wondering if I should call a doctor.

I noticed that last night it flared up bigtime while I had terrible nightmares all night long. This is mainly what makes me think it’s TMS. I have tried being “mindful” through the sensations, just feeling them not fearing them. For a couple days they weren’t so bad. But last night was terrible and fear has me today.

I did get massage for it a couple weeks ago. Many knots. But it has continued.

Any thoughts, suggestions or familiar tales are welcome.
Thank you.

Edited by - Switters on 07/30/2019 05:22:00

tennis tom

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Posted - 07/30/2019 :  10:59:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check out the HOLMES-RAHE LIST for what may be going on in your emotional background precipitating your pain if it is TMS driven :




Some of my favorite excerpts from _THE DIVIDED MIND_ :


"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." Author Unknown

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato

"Happy People Are Happy Putters." Frank Nobilo, Golf Analyst

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." Mark Twain and Balto

"The hot-dog is the noblest of dogs; it feeds the hand that bites it." Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter

"...the human emotional system was not designed to endure the mental rigors of a tennis match." Dr. Allen Fox

"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise" - Thomas Gray

"All my friends in Los Angeles are the sensitive type. They all have like all the diseases like Chronic Fatigue, Epstien Barr, Fibromyalgia. Like all the diseases where the only symptoms seem to be you had a really crappy childhood and at the prospect of full time work ya feel kinda achy and tired."

Posted by Skizzik @ TMSHelp from comedian Maria Bamford

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthuisam."
Sir Winston Churchill


"If it ends with "itis" or "algia" or "syndrome" and doctors can't figure out what causes it, then it might be TMS." Dave the Mod



John Sarno, MD
400 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016
(212) 263-6035

Dr. Sarno is now retired, if you call this number you will be referred to his associate Dr. Rashbaum.

"...there are so many things little and big that are tms, I wouldn't have time to write about all of them": Told to icelikeaninja by Dr. Sarno

Here's the TMS practitioners list from the TMS Help Forum:

Here's a list of TMS practitioners from the TMS Wiki:

Edited by - tennis tom on 07/30/2019 11:03:10
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tennis tom

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Posted - 07/31/2019 :  09:51:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, if it's driving you nutz, and you think you should get an allopathic doc's structural opinion, definitely go for it. We did have a fellow here a while back who had chest pains and fought through it as if it was TMS--BUT--it was a HEART ATTACK!, and he sadly died as we learned from a relative who was kind enough to let us know. Don't want to freak anyone out here with that, it is the only such occurrence of a fatality I've ever heard of from "not everything is -TMS". When you hear that the average doc kills 13 customers in their career, that's not such a bad record.

The boiler-plate at ALL medical forums, pill bottles or anything to do with health ALWAYS warns to see a doc. So see a doc if it's driving you batty--boiler-plate : I'm only a tennis player and TMS is my hobby--so don't sue me if things go south.

If you're looking for an "objective" physician's dx, see a TMS MD, if your're lucky enough to have one near you--or take a TMS/vacation to see one, there are lists of them at TMS sites.

If you had a massage to alleviate your pain, and it's caused by TMS, then it's contrary to TMS principles. If you got the massage for some temporary stress relief, then its OK, if you understand that--it's having some temporary stress relief, so your TMS reservoir doesn't get filled to overflowing, necessitating TMS psychosomatic symptom creation by your unconscious as a psychological DEFENSE MECHANISM.

Personally being "mindful" of my symptoms is the last thing I want to do--that's what your unconscious TMS gremlin of a mind wants you to do--paralysis by analysis. If I feel a physical new pain sensation, I note it and consider it may be TMS and try to carry-on with whatever physical activity I want to.

So, instead of spending money on massages and other structural treatments, curl up with a TMS book for a booster of KNOWLEDGE PENICILLIN to reacquaint yourself with the Good Doctor's theory and his advice.

Edited by - tennis tom on 07/31/2019 09:59:07
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Posted - 08/01/2019 :  06:33:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your thoughts and feedback Tom. We’ll see how it goes. For now, I’ve taken the advice of my massage therapist, who suggested physical remedies such as sleeping with a pillow under my knees, taking a couple ibuprofen, and rubbing the area with magnesium spray. She feels the muscles are inflamed causing a nerve issue from the hip area. The past two nights I followed her advice and have not felt the symptoms. I realize this is not the TMS way of doing things, but even if it’s a placebo I’m grateful for some relief.
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