Hi, I am a 35 yr old female and was in a car accident 9 mths ago. Suffered major whiplash and I was in bed for 3 days but then the whiplash pain reduced. Only made the connection a few days ago that my sleep issues started right at that time (unable to get into stage 3, 4). Never had this weird light sleep issue before. Since then I have also developed chronic headahce, stiffness in neck/shoulders, TMJ. Naturally this exacerbated my existing anxiety (had developed IBS alternating constipation with diarrhoea 2 yrs ago after heavy antibiotic dosages and work/family issues didn't help much). I had tried dicyclomine and hyoscyamine for colon spasms last yr and found no relief whatsoever. Soon after taking that I was unable to handle even 1-2 flakes of red pepper (even today) - my stomach burns. I was diagnosed with colitis and gastritis a yr ago. Protonix, Nexxium, Aciphex, Prevacid gave no relief. I can only eat 5-6 things so my nutrition has suffered in the last 2 yrs and I am a vegetarian. I joined an IBS forum some time back and am yet to find anyone with as many food restrictions as myself and I used to eat everything 2 yrs ago. I have hardly ever taken any medications except homoepathy so low threshold for non-herbal stuff anyway. Also experiencing tremendous hair loss in the last 3 months (hair stopped growing since May 06 and then major thinning from crown and sides of parting). Blood thyroid tests and cortisol (adrenal) tests are in the normal range (though everything is on the lower end). So it looks like I keep adding symptoms though this weird sleep is the worst. Till last week, had not tried any sleep aids except for homoepathy which did not help (and it always has for the minor issues I have had in the past). So very exhausted since I haven't really slept in 9mths. And then mid-oct 06, I forgot to take my Centrum/magnesium/calcium/vitamin b complex for 3 days and from that day on, extreme body pain started for the first time. It was probably there all long and may have been masked? Now every part of my body hurts constantly, even more on the slightest pressure or slightest activity. There is numbness and tingling in my head, hands and feet. Very tired. I also took this amino fuel tablets for 2 weeks last month for sleep (since it has tryptophan) and it literally drugged me. Since a couple of days after seeing a Neurologist, have started 10mg Paxil nightly along with 6-12 mg of Ambien. Really afraid that I will develop tolerance and will have to keep going higher and/or will get addicted. I am wondering if there are others like me in DC-VA area in a support group. Does anyone have good MD or holistic MD recommendations. Any pointers, comments would be greatly appreciated. I am married with no childeren. I just end up crying every day since I do not have much familial support at all and friends seem to have vanished. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.