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    Tension Myositis Syndrome
    ctbeth posted:
    Has anyone heard if this syndrome?

    A friend of mine who I hadn't seen in years told me that she recently was diagnosed with this syndrome.

    Having not herd of it before, I did a Google search.

    Most of the sites were of attorneys advertising assistance for persons who are seeking SSDI.

    Since the link below is from the home page of the TMS organization.

    Perhaps it may be information that can be of use to others.
    rosielou responded:
    Occasionally someone on the Fibromyalgia board posts links about TMS. This is the most recent, maybe it'll answer some of your questions.
    ctbeth replied to rosielou's response:
    Thank you, rosielou,

    Actually, I don't have questions about this possible syndrome.

    It was new info for me, and I posted it hoping that it may help someone else.

    The link you posted has lots of info, as well.

    I am curious if this is now a commonly- appointed diagnosis, or if it's still speculative.

    I think it is a positive in that there is a specific method of successful treatment.

    Possible patient disdain with the diagnosis, is that it is clearly a psychological disorder, is that MDs will not prescribe opiates for a psychosomatic diagnosis.

    A big part of the treatment is to get the patient to relinquish the "sick role" and all pain management treatments.

    The success rate for this treatment does speak quote loud as to the validity that this type of pain syndrome is, indeed, psychosomatic.

    I would think that being thus diagnosed would be relief to sufferers, as there is much reason for hope of getting better.

    The clinical challenge will be to get those effected to become psychologically intact enough to give up the attention seeking behavior that is a sad and pathological aspect of the aforementioned "sick role"

    The sufferer must see the rewards of being well as desirable as the rewards she gets by being sick
    annette030 replied to ctbeth's response:
    Or the medical people will discover something physical is causing the symptoms, I can recall the olden days when asthma was considered an attention seeking behavior. Then reactive airways were discovered to be the cause.

    Take care, Annette
    ctbeth replied to annette030's response:
    Naturally. Think Heliobacter pylori.
    rosielou replied to ctbeth's response:
    Oh yes, I see that now. Some days my reading comprehension skills don't match up with my reading speed.
    ctbeth replied to rosielou's response:
    I had seen the video before, and watched it again.

    Whilst it all sounds well and good, I wonder if it is just this one MD to the rich and famous who holds that mojo.

    If you hear any news on this , do share, ok.


    rosielou replied to ctbeth's response:
    I've looked into it and only found the one doctor, and his group, promoting the TMS theory. Have you found any studies, tests, or anything like that to support it?
    ctbeth replied to rosielou's response:
    Hi Rosielou,

    Yes, I have read a few papers

    You can find these by searching has thousands upon thousand of published scientific articles on just about any science/ medical topic.
    rosielou replied to ctbeth's response:
    Yes, thank you.

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