Hey all, Long story short, got ME/CFS after a bad flu. The usual symptoms, lethargy brain fog etc. I was slowly recovering from it when I got hit by some sort of stomach infection. Basically one night I got severe stomach pains and my digestion went haywire. Started getting rashes everywhere and immediately stopped being able to sleep properly. Went from sleeping a solid 7-8 hours my entire life to very interrupted, short low quality sleep. Now two years later after trying pretty much everything, nothing works. My cortisol is elevated at night and that's the only clue I really have. I tried a lot of sleep medications at the start of this and all of them made things significantly worse. Not only did I feel like I slept poorly, but I also woke up with a hangover and even more brain fog from the meds. I've tried all the OTC remedies, all the herbal remedies, all the 5-htp, tryptophan amino acids, phosphorolated serine. Obviously all the sleep hygiene stuff. Nothing works. But through anti biotics and dietary changes I started sleeping better, although it's still awful. My last ditch effort was to do fecal transplants as this all started with stomach issues and my digestion has been especially awful since. And lo and behold, my digestion is a lot better but I still can't sleep properly. I seriously just don't get what is wrong. I'm exhausted and feel like there's no cure to this as I've literally tried everything. The M.E. just gets worse and worse due the sleep problems. I'm 100% sure I would've recovered from the ME by now if I could just sleep properly. Any suggestions?