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Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Bananas00, Apr 4, 2023.

  1. Bananas00

    Bananas00 Peer Supporter

    Hi all,

    Let me reintroduce myself. I am a 35 years old female with an history of anxiety, various TMS (like chronic pain, "fibromyalgia", interstitial cystitis, etc.). I have an over-achiever personality and work in a stressful environment which I like because for some reason, it also drives me huh.

    During the last years, I was able to get rid of "pudendal nevralgia" after a cycling injury, as well as dizzyness and vertigo, applying the TMS principles: see old threads here

    https://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/new-here-pudendal-nevralgia-due-to-cycling-tms.24475/ (New here! Pudendal nevralgia due to cycling... TMS?)
    https://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/balance-issues-boat-sensations-dizzyness-vertigo.26237/ (Balance issues/boat sensations/dizzyness/vertigo)

    Soooooo.... A few weeks ago, I had a very bad fall while skiing and my left knee twisted. It hurt very badly for a couple of days, I even had difficulty walking. I was icing it and having advil to numb the pain. I havent seen any specialist for that injury. Since I cant stop doing sports, I continued indoor cycling, skiing, touring skiing, crosscountry skiing and running even though it was painful (less, but still).

    So since the last few days, pain has spread in the different joints of my body... wrists, both knees, elbows. ankles... The pain is driving me crazy and feels like arthritis, like really inflammed joints. I now feel incapacitated and can't practice any sport.

    I havent seen any doctors about it yet, since I find it very odd how the pain spread out in all my joints even though the original injury was to one knee.

    I am wondering if this could be another TMS issue and don't want to give it too much attention if that is the case. However, I have difficulty to push through the pain this time. Even climbing stairs hurts really bad.

    Thoughts, fellow TMS sufferers?
  2. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Beloved Grand Eagle

    What kind of stress have you been under? Do you have something going on in your life or do you tend to build up stress and then have symptoms? why do you like stressful situations? Because it keeps you thinking about everything but how you. Are feeling, and it keeps you thinking without slowing down.
    This really sounds like tms to me, and I think you’ve probably pinpointed why.
  3. Booble

    Booble Well known member

    Hi, I'm re-visiting this forum as well after a long hiatus. I think for some of us, our bodies go into overdrive when we have a an "incident."
    Then we focus our attention on it and fuel it further. Creating a bad cycle.
    I'm going through that right now. Got bit by a centipede last week. Was super scared. A few days later hives popped up. Got re-scared of delayed reaction. Now my brain is urging me to focus 100% on my body and this fear. I'm literally afraid to NOT think about it as if that means something bad will sneak in and happen. Waking up each morning to an adrenaline dump.
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