I need some help. I've had sleep problems since before my ME was diagnosed years ago. I was prescribed amitriptyline which worked for a few years but I became tollerant to it. It also caused my heart to race which was a problem as I upped the dose. So my doc prescribed tradodone which worked a little, not as well, but it caused me to wake up needing a pee! So my doc then prescribed me Ambien and it does set me off to sleep. When it wears off I wake up, very early. But at least I am sleeping. Problem is that I've been taking it 5 nights now and I am very emotional. I mean, abnormally emotional, I am crying and in despair really, not myself at all. To complicate matters though I have suspected food poisoning at the moment that I've had for 12 days and I am waiting on a test result before they potentially prescribe me antibiotics. So which is causing my emotional problems? I am potentially going to have to stop the drug, but then what? Seems all these drugs have side effects. I am considering trying again to cope without, go natural if you will. I don't know if I can manage that, but I don't know whether another drug is a viable option really. My doctor is going to call me back soon but I'm not sure what to ask for at the moment. Anyone got some advice?