I'm going through turmoil. I've now developed chronic insomnia which started because I missed one or two night's sleep due to the pain and discomfort I was in but now even when the pain isn't as bad I'm still unable to sleep. I got up at 3:25am yesterday for work and I haven't slept since because I didn't sleep a wink last night. I'm tired yet I just don't feel sleepy or able to relax enough to shut off and if I do get to sleep, I usually wake up again 10 minutes later and I'm unable to get back to sleep. It's absolute torture. I'm stuck in a vicious circle and feel irreparably broken, dysfunctional and tremendously sad. I suspect it's probably stress which is causing me to stay awake in that horrible tired but wired state that doesn't allow one to rest and relax properly. I just can't seem to get out of this mess. I don't recognise my life now from where it was 3 years ago and I'm losing all hope. I think when you are exhausted it's hard to face the day and remain positive. I always used to sleep well but since September when my symptoms really deteriorated I've been struggling badly. Have any of you experienced chronic insomnia and have you had any success treating it?