I joined an on-line support group for chronic pain a few days before I found out about TMS. I posted a couple messages but have not posted again since then. The people there are sympathetic and supportive. However, there is a lot of talk about which pain medicines are the most effective and it seems like most people have given up on a cure and are focusing just on coping. I am thinking that it is probably not healthy for me to go back. I feel bad about flaking out though. I feel like I should go back and leave some kind of message, "thank you for your warm welcome, but I am leaving because…." And then I would have no idea what to say. I think that a lot of people there would not be receptive to me explaining TMS. It is a tricky thing to explain without offending people. And I cannot really say it worked for me either, because I just started so I do not have results yet. It occurred to me that other people may have been in support groups, either online or in real life, before they found out about TMS. So I was wondering how other people handled it.