I'd been meaning to post on here about TMS for some months and now I see on the home page an article about it. In Doctor Clauw's view it would seem there is some hope that this treatment could could be very effective for helping people with fibromyalgia. I think it is generally considered that fibromyalgia and CFS/ME all come under the same umbrella. People on here like me who live in the UK might have seen earlier last year a documentary on the BBC about chronic pain and more specifically about the role of the mind in chronic pain. A woman on the programme who was only in her early 30s had suffered a stroke and was left with chronic pain down one arm. She had the the TMS tried on her. This simply involved a gadget being placed near a certain part of her scalp for some minutes and the 'treatment' applied. Within a few minutes the woman started to cry, her pain had gone. Now I was quite impressed with all this and I emailed the professor on the programme asking him if TMS had been tried on Fibromyalgia or ME/CFS. He said it hadn't as yet but that he would put me on their database. I for one would certainly like to give it a go. As a male in my mid 50s who has had ME/CFS my entire adult life I have looked for help from many sources. I have also spent quite a bit of money as well in my search for a cure. In 2008 I think it was I actually went to see a Lightning Process practitioner. It didn't get me right. It seemed you needed so much willpower to do it often enough. But there were things about it which I thought did make sense. Now my main point here is this. Are TMS and things like The Lightning Process/Gupta training actually addressing the same thing in the brain? Is this a possibility. I look forward to your views.