Hi! I am new to the forum and to the whole idea of tms. I had a blood draw in January and got hit in one of the nerves in my arm (probably ulnar nerve). It was a horrible electric sensation. Since then I have had problems with my arm arm and hand. Actually the first month I only had some pain in my hand, it was totally tolerable. Then I went skiing (cross country) - very light and only for like 15 minutes because I was scared of hurting my nerve even more. And so I did! Awful pain (and tingling) combined with horrible anxiety (had the anxiety all week on the vacation, prior to the skiing, due to fear of more pain). I have had nerve conduction test that shows no nerve damage and was told by the neurologist not to worry so much - all was totally good. I have all motor sensation. It’s just the pain. And that is not so little... I haven’t been able to use my hand for months because of the pain. Well, after summer I felt better. Pain was less and I felt more optimistic. I dared to use the hand a little bit more. And I wasn’t so scared. Then I had an other health condition flare up, got some massage for that and guess what...pain in my hand got back massively. (She massaged the hand but not the spot where I had the blood drawn in my elbow.) Here I am today. And the anxiety is through the roof. I have catastrophic feelings and can’t see the end of this nerve pain. I have all the symptoms of nerve pain, tingling, burning, stiffness, aching. I believe I will be like this forever. You know, nerves... Before all this happened in January I was on disability leave due to stress and burnout. And other stressors: I have a mother with Alzheimer’s who is getting considerable worse. There is so much sorrow around this. She has no language left. My 16 year old son is having a hard time in his new school. Unmotivated and tired of studying. Some days he stays at home, which adds to my already high anxiety level. I try to believe that my arm is “whole” and that “the nerve is fine”. But I still believe somehow it’s structural and want more tests done? I am so confused.. Yet I know my over all condition, had a burn out and now looking for new jobs, is so stressful in it self. Could this be tms?