I, too, would like to know what to take if I can't take clonopin. I've been on it for decades and it was Hell before I was on it. I got insomnia from a horrible antidepressant that didn't even work. It was called Elavil. Whatever that did to me, I have never been able to sleep normally since getting off it. I have tried all the prescription sleeping drugs but they have bad side effects like making me shake. The side effects do NOT wear off even though the doctors say they will. A few months ago I made a long list of herbal and other types of sleep aids like melatonin, passion flower, hops, etc. and nothing worked. Valerian has never worked, theonine didn't work. The only thing that works is clonopin. I have cfs and chemical sensitivities. I got rid of the fibromyalgia by taking L-glycine and I think there is something to being low in amino acids because something is preventing sleep, as if something is missing. I've just bought a whole lot more supplements to try even though it gets really expensive. So--what are our alternatives if we don't take clonopin? It's the one drug that I can take and not get side effects. It's the one thing in the world that will make me sleep. How can we find out what is preventing sleep? Is it a missing amino acid and you need to get tested for amino acids? Is it something to do with cortisol? If so, what do you do about that? What do you do if you're already taking magnesium and all the other cfs supplements but you cannot sleep?