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Cactusflower
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Cactusflower

Well known member, Female, from SoCal

  • My Story

    I have hesitated to tell my story, it is very hard for me to be vulnerable.
    Only recently have realized I’ve had TMS and anxiety since I was 5 or 6.
    My main symptoms is back and hip pain, but I’ve had foot symptoms, abdominal pain, neck, shoulder, upper back issues. Nerve pain, psoas tightness, pelvic floor issues, vulvodenia, phantom dental pain, pseudo seizures, IBS, disc issues, jaw issues “rotated hips” and so much more.
    I have tried several physical therapies, exercised, rested, chiropractic, doctors neurologists, neurosurgeons.
    Eventually with the help of an excercise therapist who wrote a book on her own mind body connection, I realized I had TMS.
    My journey to wellness has been “taking the scenic route” - slow and winding. I still have pain and symptoms. My thoughts on my wellness are evolving as I learn more and gain more insights. Personally, I’ve needed a lot of support to get me through this and have seen TMS coaches and have had ISPTD therapy and still see a physical therapist.
    I still work on feeling emotions, being present in the moment and deal with anxiety and fear and trying not focusing on sensations.
    Healing has not been linear. I still hope to be chronic pain free.
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    SoCal
    Diagnoses:
    Disc issues in spine and neck10 years ago, Spondylolysis, arthritis (on and off), postural changes - neurosurgeon thinks these are normal abnormalities and should not be causing pain!
    I have hesitated to tell my story, it is very hard for me to be vulnerable.
    Only recently have realized I’ve had TMS and anxiety since I was 5 or 6.
    My main symptoms is back and hip pain, but I’ve had foot symptoms, abdominal pain, neck, shoulder, upper back issues. Nerve pain, psoas tightness, pelvic floor issues, vulvodenia, phantom dental pain, pseudo seizures, IBS, disc issues, jaw issues “rotated hips” and so much more.
    I have tried several physical therapies, exercised, rested, chiropractic, doctors neurologists, neurosurgeons.
    Eventually with the help of an excercise therapist who wrote a book on her own mind body connection, I realized I had TMS.
    My journey to wellness has been “taking the scenic route” - slow and winding. I still have pain and symptoms. My thoughts on my wellness are evolving as I learn more and gain more insights. Personally, I’ve needed a lot of support to get me through this and have seen TMS coaches and have had ISPTD therapy and still see a physical therapist.
    I still work on feeling emotions, being present in the moment and deal with anxiety and fear and trying not focusing on sensations.
    Healing has not been linear. I still hope to be chronic pain free.