Today I read: https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/21/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-pace-trial/ It made me think. As a backstory, I have been taking clonazepam 2 mg (Klonopin) each day for many years. Originally as a muscle relaxant. For sufferers of CFS this drug is sometimes prescribed for 'central sensitization'. A number of years ago my health started going south after a somatic issue caused extreme insomnia, followed by chronic exhaustion. In a way, I have never been the same. That original somatic issue has since been resolved. However, to keep it simple, since then several other things went wrong, 'healthcare' wise. (crappy healthcare system) I'm a wreck, the clonazepam is pretty much 'untaperable', and I feel rather 'sensitized' ! My understanding of CFS is limited. But this article made me think. Unrestorative sleep ? Only partially. No immune issues. Not the extreme exhaustion of CFS. But I get extreme reactions to exercise, defined as more than walking more than 100-500 meters a day. insomnia. Now, up to a point this is tolerable. But when I try to taper or discontinue clonazepam ...For example, I can't do any real exercise while tapering or after I had stopped taking the drug (once upon a time). One could call this 'benzo withdrawal', interdose withdrawal/tolerance withdrawal if nothing else. I'm not asking for a whole list of supplements ... But I wonder if there are any underlying CFS-like issues. or how to approach that. My health has gone down the gutter in the past few years. Muscle wasting, hormonal issues, (extreme) insomnia, lack of energy, neurological issues, extreme dependence on the drug. Any suggestions ? I should add that I believe this drug is harming me.