I know that we've been warned about starting to doubt the TMS as a defense tactic by our minds. Hoping to gain some insights.
I have low back pain with a diagnosis of normal degenerative disc disease (I'm 63). It is sometimes more painful but is always there. If I sit for 20 minutes I have to get up slowly. Getting in and out of a car is slow. It always hurts to bend over.
I've started my sports activities again but sometimes am in so much discomfort that I can't continue or I need to take a lot of Advil to be able to focus on my golf or tennis.
I have many of the personality traits. Should I reassure myself that it is TMS and keep going with the program? Is it OK to take pain killers to be able to do my activities (I don't like to take them).