I put most of this in a reply to the hormone article, but I want people to see this...maybe it will also help them. I too have been through docs. Most are not that understanding and most are consumed with not giving any pain meds. The DEA has them scared. A few celebs claiming addiction to vicodone has hurt many who truly need meds. Anyway, I'm taking trileptal 600-900mg. per day. I believe it is a "cousin" to neurontin. I noticed a big difference when I started taking FEMhrt, in both my sweats and general fatigue. I take .5 to 1 mg of xanex at night. Docs worry about addiction to pain meds, but this one is worse. My Dr. said I shouldn't do without it because I take such a small amount. Late in 2002 I was without it, and it wasn't pretty!! I also take tylenol 4. I'm still experimenting with the amount. I'm not sure how much is "just enough". So, trileptal, xanex, tylenol 4. It's taken over a year and numerous dr.'s to get this stuff. One other thing I do is tan. I know it has side effects too. I had never tanned before...when I get out, I feel my whole body relax and I feel energized. There is no heat like it! I'm new to this site and I've been reading and observing!