Back in 2011, I had a huge life crisis that nearly destroyed my life. It started with work stress then I started getting physical sensations -- burning, tingling in limbs. This was new to me and it led me on a 6 month journey through hell that included many doctors, tests and days lost. At some point, I realized maybe it wasn't organic. I found Sarno's divided mind and it resonated with me. I made a full recovery and although I get the sensations when times get rough I have always ignored them.
Fast forward to 2018. After 6 years on SSRI, I went drug free. I was doing fine but once again work got me feeling very vulnerable like 2011, and I had a couple of medical tests that sent me over the edge. I thought I had high Blood pressure and had to retake a CBC and a few other tests. My senses were heightened. I began having the limb sensations again in a big way but ignored. When I got the news that everything was normal, the very day, my sense of relief turned into anxiety as I began to feel light headed. I had a flu shot that day so I thought maybe that was it. 2 weeks later I am still light headed - not flu shot or allergies. I have started the SSRI back again but never had an issue with it before. it feels like the symptom imperative but how to be sure. I have definitely had some family and life issues this year in a big way. I would love to be able to rest my head on my pillow and say, this is just TMS again.