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filipe

Portugal
251 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2019 :  23:52:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello :(

I was cured for 3 years until now, I know it is TMS, but I’m getting difficult to focus away from my TMS extreme pain. These relapses always occur during my vacations. I live a lonely life. And most of the time I’m alone.

It took me only one thought/memory about my extreme TMS pain to start it all over again, and it happened when I was trying to distract myself. Fear took me. I can feel the effect fear has on me. I can feel it discharging cortisol, and other stress hormones on my body…TMS is fear and anxiety. I feel powerless… I’m afraid.

My questions is, can anyone ever stop having relapses? What is the secret? Every time I try to meditate, or reprograming my mind with affirmations, I end in pain. The only thing that made me “cure” my TMS, this time for 3 years, was changing my focus into something I love doing, but those things stop giving me pleasure (I often need friends to do those hobbies, friends that now have their busy lifes). They don’t excite me anymore, as they used to. With age I found them boring. I also find it difficult to find exciting things to do. People are always with their cellphones, and tablets.

I feel I am running away from my TMS (it seems like the only thing I can do)? Should I run away? The pain is really extreme, and affects my whole body #61516;. I also run away from boredom/vacations, because it normally leads to a relapse.

Also, I avoid taking pills. I never took an anxiety pill, in the last 3 years. I’m afraid to get addicted. I also feel I’m not addressing the problem. Now I regret it. Is it bad to take it once in a while? Just to sleep?

Thanks

PS: there is no specialize TMS dr in my country

altherunner

Canada
490 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2019 :  21:49:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Filipe - sorry to hear you are in pain, we all get relapses so we can relate to what you are going through. Have you read any uplifting books?
I found the Power of Now helped me, also continuing exercise helped me too. Everyone is different, if you want to email please do anytime.
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filipe

Portugal
251 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2019 :  01:19:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by altherunner

Hi Filipe - sorry to hear you are in pain, we all get relapses so we can relate to what you are going through. Have you read any uplifting books?
I found the Power of Now helped me, also continuing exercise helped me too. Everyone is different, if you want to email please do anytime.



Thanks Altheruner but something wonderful happen yesterday :)

I found this post and it saved my life. I feel so HAPPY :) :

http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/am-i-repressing-fear.8666/

Yesterday I slept like a charm after reading this.

Now I understand why Tenis Tom, sometimes fight with people that start distorting what Dr. Sarno (or the good Dr.) said, like talking about exotic things, such as accupuncture, etc, for a person to free herself from pain. It is much simpler.

You just apply what Dr. Sarno said and you get free from pain. In my case i just had to free my self from my repressed fear, and boom! the pain was gone :) I had forgot it, and I lost myself in some of this posts, that talked about other things you should do, like accupuncture, etc...

Thank you guys, thanks Tenis Tom... THANKS WORLD, and thanks thanks DR SARNO, this wonderful man, I don't have words to describe him...

I'M CURED AGAIN

Edited by - filipe on 09/11/2019 01:23:40
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tennis tom

USA
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  10:01:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

quote:
...Now I understand why Tenis Tom, sometimes fight with people that start distorting what Dr. Sarno (or the good Dr.) said, like talking about exotic things, such as accupuncture, etc, for a person to free herself from pain. It is much simpler.

...You just apply what Dr. Sarno said and you get free from pain.

...Thank you guys, thanks Tenis Tom... THANKS WORLD, and thanks thanks DR SARNO, this wonderful man, I don't have words to describe him...

I'M CURED AGAIN



You're welcome Filipe! Glad to hear having TMS in your mindbody medicine cabinet is serving you well. When life changes intrude on our HOMEOSTASIS (comfort zone) we may need a TMS booster shot of the Good Doctor's KNOWLEDGE PENICILLIN--we forget thankfully mostly, and need to curl-up with a good TMS book, (they're ALL good, never read a bad one), a glass of wine, or a pint of Cherry Garcia ice cream, and get a refresher of TMS.

TMS fundamentals, are fundamental--sufferers who need their structural or affective symptoms for an emotional PROTECTOR, tend to look for alternative solutions, or try to pick holes in Dr. Sarno's theory, and why it doesn't apply to them. And that's OK, they need their symptoms for a psychological defense mechanism protector from the emotional distress they are not ready to take head-on yet--or maybe ever.

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TAKE THE HOLMES-RAHE STRESS TEST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmes_and_Rahe_stress_scale

Some of my favorite excerpts from _THE DIVIDED MIND_ :
http://www.tmshelp.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2605

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"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

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"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

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TMS PRACTITIONERS:

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:
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Edited by - tennis tom on 09/12/2019 10:02:49
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filipe

Portugal
251 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2019 :  14:59:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Tennis Tom. You see I was obsessed with the idea that I had go shift my attention no matter what, and then I forgot to acknowledge and release my repressed fears. I got more fear because it wasn't working. I lost too much time with mind power, meditation, etc... I guess we cannot change the human condition. One to release from repressed emotions have to talked to its brain, and understand that they are the root cause of the physical symptoms we call TMS... :)

But Tom, you said "When life changes intrude on our HOMEOSTASIS (comfort zone)" That's exactly what happen to me. I have relapses everytime my life changes. I hate it. I fear it.

Can one be more prepared for this life changes? Or is the human condition, or the way I am...I wanted to be stronger, and more immune to this going out of your comfort zone thing, so I don't have relapses. But every time I try to do this, I get afraid... and then there's a relapse... :(

Edited by - filipe on 09/15/2019 15:07:21
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