Hi Guys. I'm sorry I'm posting on here quite a bit recently, but your support has been amazing! (just ashamed I don't have much advice to offer atm when everyone is so helpful!) Short summary: -started 1st year uni (got through-pain become bad towards the end) -started 2nd year uni (pain became extreme, and despite fighting to stay at uni, left towards end of second year-i.e didn't take exams) -took a year off uni to try and get better -now have chance to go back and do second year again starting October, else i shall have to leave and start all over again if i return (which will cost me loads and be very disheartening) The year off has lead to somewhat of an improvement, but obviously I still have pain and discomfort and struggle with a lot. I'm just not sure whether it would be better to try and get back to my normal life despite this pain, or try to beat it first and then return. The other thing is if I do return (which in my heart I really want to- i'll need to apply for Disabled student allowances to get equipment to help me like a large screen and dictaphone etc), and i'm concerned this might play a role in maintaining the TMS (ie viewing it as a disability) :S Have people found it more effective beating TMS while forcing their way through normal life (as much as possible) or is it better to take off time and fully concentrate on beating it before returning? I'm concerned that in going back- it could be a disaster and I may not be able to cope at all, essentially destroying everything I ever worked for and leaving me with nothing. But I'm not sure of exactly what I will gain by staying- my condition may improve, but it may not? Any advice? Best wishes to all!