This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question hi there, ive noticed anxiety and low mood increasing alot since pain has been decreasing, i know this can sometimes happen but how does one know if it is symptom replacement and not some other 'real' reason ? for example it got quite bad and my husband wanted me to see my gp, however as they probably dont understand fully tms and recovery from it they want to try anti anxiety meds - but i worry that its like using a crutch for tms leg pain - ie. giving strength to the idea that it is not tms symptom many thanks!