December 2019 – a breakthrough in chronic pain*: the discovery of TMS! (Tension Myositis Syndrome).

Chronic pain for me as at December 2019:

  • Lower back pain every day for 6 months
  • Occasional stomach ache
  • Tingling in feet and toes
  • Sharp pains down right leg
  • Shoulder pain
  • Stiff and painful neck
  • Stiffness between shoulder blades
  • Isolated tingling in little toe of left foot
  • Vertigo/dizziness

Previous symptoms:

  • Hip and neck pain (resulting in diagnosis of arthritis)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder tendonitis

Childhood symptoms of TMS:

  • Frequent stomach aches and being bent over double in pain
  • Eczema (mild to severe)
  • Hay fever (steroid injections around the age of 14)
  • Back pain (age 15)

I will add resources as I find them:

https://www.sirpa.org/ – and makes sure you check out the success stories for real hope!

https://youtu.be/BxsBJgMKHrw (Georgie Oldfield’s TEDx talk on chronic pain)

Nicole Sachs LCSW, YouTube channel on ‘The Cure for Chronic Pain’ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-tz1Du69PhcBkC3-9_Mgmw

Nicole’s website for chronic pain https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/

Dan Buglio, former TFS sufferer’s own site and advice https://danbuglio.com/ and his business site https://www.painfreeyou.com/?r_done=1

…not forgetting his YouTube videos! https://www.youtube.com/c/PainFreeYou/videos

ThepainPT.com https://www.thepainpt.com/news/movement-is-medicine/?fbclid=IwAR0fV3i2Amr1b8t37zeuJEbIZa0AvzFOqnH4RI5taPLbhHyAZE6g1XEAVk8

The GotPainCure channel on YouTube with the lovely Jessica Shahinian https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy-JHnIBDGGkfLe7Pj8inzQ from PPDA https://ppdassociation.org/

A guided 20 minute mediation on healing chronic pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RNXvq3oCHA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2fx1HJ-IqMdYeFgQrvoP0Rr-3rFvHgwBPw6_ayJoVPGI085vR64Qr5LMM

Dr Weil’s Breathing Exercises: 4-7-8 Breath https://www.drweil.com/videos-features/videos/breathing-exercises-4-7-8-breath/. The 4-7-8 Breath (also known as the Relaxing Breath) is the perfect, portable stress antidote, as it puts the practitioner in a relaxed state almost immediately. As Dr. Weil demonstrates, It takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere.

The Mindbody Syndrome (TMS) Discussion Forum https://www.tmswiki.org/forum/painrecovery/

Chana’s Studley’s cute and interesting short video on chronic pain – how it manifests and how we can relieve it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MUHrCiD3Do&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3g35KgLmstKoZsDi4ZwPwVRsmDtNyDM4QqyUbteEvLhsDguPNKJ7rBEgo

The work of the late Candace Pert: http://candacepert.com/news/candace-pert-the-molecules-of-emotion-documentary-film-overview/

General loveliness: https://www.louisehay.com/about/

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Louise Hay (1926-2017)

Great, short (10-minute) video on ‘How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes’ | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsXO9brK7M&feature=youtu.be

The work of Alan Watts: https://www.alanwatts.org/

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Alan Watts (1915-1973)

Brene Brown on what hiding shame and guilt can do to us – ‘Listening to Shame’ on YouTube: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame

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Brene Brown (b. 1965)

and her talk on vulnerability, seen by over 45 million people on YouTube: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability

Dr David Hanscom (former orthopaedic spine surgeon) blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/anxiety-another-name-pain/202001/mental-health-is-more-critical-physical-health?inf_contact_key=d2ced8e06869940b7ea580876a82a214680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1

I’ll also be looking into the work of the author Donna Jackson Nakazawa who has been interviewed by Georgie Oldfield (https://www.sirpa.org/) and is a science journalist, author of six books and has suffered from auto-immune illnesses: https://donnajacksonnakazawa.com/about-donna/

Another powerful voice on promoting heal, plus dealing with stress, addictions and child development: Dr Gabor Mate https://drgabormate.com/about/


http://www.tms-mindbodymedicine.com/ Marc Sopher

Dr Wayne Dyer: https://www.drwaynedyer.com/

Professor Lorimer Mosely, The Pain Revolution , April 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nifGFIuVkUk&t=635s&inf_contact_key=cf65e3ef3bed0827b81ca3365a37434a680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1. Leading pain scientist Professor Lorimer Moseley explains the science behind ‘Explain Pain’ – and the good news for chronic pain sufferers. With fascinating examples and the latest research Lorimer explains how science is showing there are alternatives to drugs for many sufferers – and how it can be done.

The ‘Selective Attention Test’ video. This will help you realise that even if you aren’t yet aware of how you feel, the emotions are there and in time you will become more able to feel how you feel and acknowledge them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo