I'm on klonopin because it lowers the CNS (central nervous system), and that helps me get to sleep. Otherwise, my brain is revved up too high to get into the deep sleep we need to heal.
1978: Got the "flu that never goes away" later diagnosed as CFS. (Slept a lot, no energy, gradually got better)
1986: Had a serious relapse, insomnia set in, later diagnosed as FM with tender points. (Some pain and stiffness, but the sleep disorder top problem)
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme disease.