I am desperate for good sleep and I refuse to go back on benzos (Klonopin), gabapentin, Lyrica, etc. Getting sleep is crucial to our health and is what causes me to be fatigued and muscle achey all day. I remembered that when my daughter was young we used to give them a tiny bit of paragoric on the tongue to relax them. I did some research and found that Laudanum and paragoric are similar but not the same and are an opium derivative. Has anyone had any experience with either of these drugs? I hope they are not habit forming. I don't need an addiction problem in addition to the CFS. Any thoughts? I am just trying to think outside the box for a solution. Also Japanese Knotweed came across my e-mail and it peaked my interest. I looked it up on this forum and saw that someone uses it. It has antiviral, antimicrobial, antiviral properties.