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Muscle Relaxer

Muscle Relaxer

Anyone tried muscle relaxer called tizanidine, generic for Zanaflex? My pain doctor just switched me to that from baclofen. Baclofen was not helping the painful spasms in my back.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi Monique! When I had a spasm & ended up in the ER they gave me a shot of dilaudid which helped and they sent me home with baclofen which was no help. I have a drugstore of meds & 1 of them is tizanidine. My problem is most of these meds make me nauseous & headaches but I'm really bad with lots of prescription meds lke this. It is really potent but made me feel worse. I take Valium as my doc told me it is a muscle relaxer & the only thing that doesn't upset my system. However, I only take it as needed. Hope this helps. <3

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I take Baclofen and have been for almost 2 years now and it works good for me for during the day at work but lately have noticed it doesn't help as much. I also take Tramadol which is awesome!!! Have you tried a heating pad for your spasms?

edited, originally posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thank you all for your answers!
@NormajeanMcElyeah I have a drug store of meds too. I feel like it's only growing. It's only been a few days but I did notice nausea. I'm trying to give it a chance & hope that maybe my body will adjust. Idk. I don't like suggesting new meds or not giving something time. Don't want my doctor thinking I'm just looking for strong drugs. I've noticed some itching. A lot actually, to the point where it wakes me up. Not sure it is related.
@A MyFibroTeam Member I took baclofen for about 4 months months. Maybe longer. It helped a little but my pain has become worse and it wasn't helping me at all. I can't take tramadol, allergic. I do have a heating pad, which I love! It's just hard bc of the heat & humidity. I feel suffocated when it's too hot.
@A MyFibroTeam Member I feel over sedated too. The first night I took it, i was struggling to keep my eyes open within 15 minutes. I'm afraid to take it during the day.
@A MyFibroTeam Member it's only been 4 days for me. Waiting a while before I can say it helps.

edited, originally posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I just started to take Zanaflex, and think it helps, but too soon to say. I take it at bedtime and I know it does help me relax and sleep. I take it with Doxepin at bedtime.

edited, originally posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am on it now and it's helped me a lot. I get sleep now and had so much trouble sleeping before.

posted over 4 years ago
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