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Help!! I am really in bad shape, friends. I have CP in combination with other ailments, one of which is insomnia. The insomnia has been fairly well under control until recently, when CP in a few forms required the use of Lyrica, which I took for about 3-1/2 months. I slept more than well on that, in fact, all I wanted to DO was SLEEP. But, I experienced severe side effects and about 3 weeks ago, the doctor took me off of it, cold turkey, and switched me to Neurontin. I did not start experiencing insomnia right away, but rather about 15-16 days after making the switch. Now, I cannot sleep to save my life.

Could the abrupt stoppage of Lyrica cause insomnia two weeks afterwards? I would have thought it would have been immediate, if I was going to react. Or, could it be caused by the Neurontin itself? I know it makes most people sleepy, but I have the most sensitive sleep issues of anyone I've ever met or talked to.

I currently take 600 mg of Neurontin at bedtime, no dosages during the day. For my insomnia, I take Ambien CR, Promethazine (aka Phenergan) and Xanax. Oh, and Flexeril, too, for my Fibromyalgia pain. This has been my regime for about a year now. I used to take Klonopin as well, and have tried to add that in to see if it would help, but it is not having any impact. The only night I have slept in the last week is the night I took all of the above as well as a Vicodin. (I also take Mirapex for Restless Legs Syndrome, but it doesn't make me sleepy or wired, either way.)

I am desperate. I am also in pain from severe tendonitis, and nothing so far has worked. (Relafen, Ultram, Daypro). I am scheduled to go to the doctor this week and want to be armed with as much info as possible, since he has been very non-responsive to my complaints. I would rather be in pain, at least some of the time, than not to be able to sleep, if that's my only option.

Any words of advice, or experiences like mine? I am getting very depressed and am turning into a zombie...

Thanks,
Tex

PS In the past, I have taken Elavil, Topamax, Effexor, Xyrem, Lunesta, and Restoril....in case you might think I haven't tried a bunch of things.