I feel like there’s a real conundrum in trying to overcome my TMS. When I’m hit with symptoms, I often try to ignore them, go about my day as I usually would, pretend to be happy and smile and act like nothing is wrong, hoping that by doing so I will be sending a message to my brain that its tricks won’t work on me, that I’m safe and not going to react to the pain it throws at me. But doing this just seems to make things worse, I realize because for one thing I’m not truly ignoring the symptoms, I’m just pushing through them - resisting them. It’s just being in denial. And it just seems to serve to magnify the pain. So often I’ll swing from that extreme to the other extreme - I’ll just give in and wallow in self-pity and how horrible it feels and how I’m doomed to suffer this way the rest of my life, how I’m NEVER going to overcome this, and that all is hopeless. I spend a lot of time doing the latter, and dropping activities and not going out and doing the things that use to bring me joy, because I figure “Why bother? I’m just going to be in pain while doing them”. I feel like my TMS has for all intents and purposes destroyed my life so I don't bother trying to live one. Almost all my focus and energy is centered around trying to deal with my TMS. It seems like a really unhealthy obsession. and neither of these extremes seems like effective means of overcoming TMS. I have no idea what the solution is. Help???