Hi everyone not too great at present. Went off Elavil a bout thre years ago & went to a herbalist. I was put on St. Johns Wort,Camomile& Skullcap., and Passiflora for sleeping. I felt great for a while but I seem to have got immune to them. My allergies & candida were nevr worse & I had to go on a antihistimone. Tried them all and even Zertec doesnt work and only helps me sleep sometimes. It doesnt even get rid of the hives & itch and only helps me to sleep sometimes. I got up on the net that y ou shouldnt be taking St. Johns Wort with Zertec or any hay fever med or cold 7 flu remidies. I have spent a fortune on the herbs. My main problem is the sleeping, nerve pain & depression. I dont want to go back on Elavil because of the side effects & it nearly killed me going off it. I cant tolerate Asperatane or any artificial sweetners which are in the one I ogt from the doc. so cant take it. Has anyone been on Maprotiline. I dread putting on anymore weight which I put on when mon Elavil but I think all antidepressesnts cause weight gain. I jus dont know what is the best thing to ask my doctor for as he hasnt a clue about FM and isnt interested in learning anything about. It would be great to have a doc. that knows all about the symptoms of FM. I also have Multiple Chemical sensitivities and someitmes my life is just a mi I also read that St. Johns Wort inhibits Serotin which we need when we are depressed so maybe i ws wrong to go on it but i was desperate. I have also tried sleeping pills but they also dont agree with me. I might ask for Valium. My depression isnt so bad at present but I dont like it getting bad again. Hope this wasnt too long winded but just felt like venting. Appreciate any help .