Hello Everyone- Need some advice. Since my first pharmecuticals (Diflucan/Flagyl treatment) that I started week before Thanksgiving (8 days flagyl/21 days diflucan) I've been in a downward spiral. Prior to that I began to have a flare up but was functional and although not sleeping great, was still sleeping. Since the diflucan flagyl I've been in a downward spiral and totally non functional/not leaving my house. I am a Type A driver person and throughout my FMS and probable lyme diagnosis and ups and downs kept going and was leading a mostly good life despite my neuro symptoms. (optic neuritis, coordination, some shakiness, twitching, brain fog_ Now I've totally stopped sleeping (trying melatonins, was already on 5HTP, nervine herbs, over the counter sleep medication, and old ambien prescription and nothing seems to be helping). I can get a few hours of sleep on the tylenol/pm type medicines /that drug that's in it. I think that is the same drug as benadryl. Worse my body is jerking (head , hands, legs) and constant twitching all over. I also have this non functional dizzy weak feeling in my head that makes me feel really ill and not able to do much. Feel weak, shaky, brain fog, coordination issues, some numbness I didn't notice before etc. Neuro symptoms all on over drive and quite ill. I see my PCP who wanted to start lyme abx treatment this Thursday for 1 hour. I don' t see how at this point since I'm so ill I can possibly add anything into the mix. I also have an app't with a naturopath who supposedly has lyme herself. Prior to this/past 3 years I saw an osteopath and did zhang until nervous system explosion. Then LDN/candida diet (stabilized felt functional , brain fog improved but did not go away). Went off LDN for past year since I didn't think it was doing anything and continued some of buhners herbs past 12-18 months (cats claw, devils ,similax) I think the lack of sleep is making everything worse. I had an explosion of symptoms similar to this 2.5 years ago when I was combining zhang and buhner protocols (ramping up). It took me 4 months or so to recover and never got back to baseline but functional able to life life. But this time I feel a whole lot sicker and jerking /jerky movements, numbness etc. are a much worse and have stopped sleeping (last night even with ambien only got about 2 hours)-I've barely taken ambien in the past and so had a bottle my dr first prescribed to me 3 years ago when I had the optic neuritis attack/neuro symptoms took off and was having problems sleeping. The whole neuro degenerative illness (before I just though I had "FMS" ) is so terrifying! Not sure if I should try to see another neurologist. I did see an MS specialist/neuro in Boston when I had my first devastating explosion of symptoms on herbs 2.5 years ago and tested negative for MS at that time (MRI was normal/they did not do spinal tap). I'm so frustrated since I can't seem to do basic things the past month. I need to be here for my kids and my family. I've worked for the same company for 26 years, but not functional now and wondering if I should ask for medical leave. I'm not sure how I will function this week. Thanks for listening... just really scared and miserable right now and tired of fighting the battle right now. The fact that I can't sleep gives me no escapte or break from how ill I feel and I know I need good sleep to heal. Dreaming of " healer" who can just take all of this away! Saw "green mile over holidays on TV"--wish that person existed!