Tension Myositis Syndrome is one of the more controversial disorders as it basically means it's all in your head. Having said that, you're not imagining things. TMS is the body's way of saying you're 'not happy', actually, you're pretty bloody miserable and, well, tense. Instead of falling over in a sad depressed heap, you ache everywhere. The treatment is rather longwinded as it means tackling mind and body at the same time to a backdrop of people thinking you're making it all up. If (they're) in doubt, you can always mention celebrity sufferers including the likes of Howard Stern and the late Anne Bancroft.
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