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Zanaflex

Zanaflex

Is it anticholinergic?

(I'm trying to avoid anticholinergic drugs out of concerns about developing dementia.)

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an Alpha2-adrenergic agonist. It decreases spaticity by increasing presynaptic inhibition.

posted almost 2 years ago

Medications

Medications

I am on lyrica, cymbalta, and zanaflex for my fibro is the other meds that might help for pain fatigue joint pain and held with energy.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thanks Krissy. I'm going to do some research about vitamins and which ones will help with my symptoms.

posted about 4 years ago

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:

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

Muscle Cramps And Migraines

Muscle Cramps And Migraines

I've been having terrible migraines, which my neurologist said is from tension so he prescribed Zanaflex. I'm also having horrible muscle cramps. Not like spasms but pain like someone rubbing a very sore or bruised muscle. Are these both symptoms anyone else has with their fibro? Any tips on how to deal with both of these? I use Tylenol, Alece, vitamin D, fish oil, Lyrica, Zanaflex and Plaquenil for my Rheumatoid Disease. I also use.heat and cold when needed. Any other suggestions?… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Try Magnesium with calcium and Vitamin D. Also drink some Tonic water containing Quinine before you go to bed . These two things have helped me quite a… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Sleep

Sleep

How are any of you getting to sleep? I will fall asleep, but it's only for 45 minutes and then it's off and on for four hours and then I'm just up. I've tried ambien, lorazepam, temazapam, flurazapam, valium, zanaflex, flexeril, sleepy time tea,melatonin, valerian root, and some antihistamines.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I take something called Alteril. The red box.

posted about 2 months ago

Has Anyone Had Their Fibromyalgia Go Into Remission?

Has Anyone Had Their Fibromyalgia Go Into Remission?

I've heard that it can happen, but have never spoken with anyone that has experienced it. I have felt great the past few months! I lice in SE Louisiana so we don't have much of a winter here. The past two weekends it's been super cold for us. It bothered me and I had pain, but not like I normally experience with cold weather. I take Lyrica and Zanaflex daily and I also have Percocet and Toradol for pain.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

In 19 years I had one 6 month period where I was so free and capable that I asked my doctor if it was over. She warned to wait a bit and a tooth nerve… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Pain Meds

Pain Meds

I wanted to know what kinds of pain meds ppl have tried n if they work.
I use to be on hydrocodone But they me off that now I take tramadol. It work kinda

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member, after fighting and treating pain, I have found a combination of 1-3 Vicodin 5/350 mg each tablet and Flexeril 20 mg at bedtime.

posted almost 4 years ago

Muscle Relaxers

Muscle Relaxers

I have seen that some of you take muscle relaxers and I would like to know what kinds & if they work well. I feel like my body is constantly tense. Thanks for any help

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Sorry Metax alone. One word

posted over 4 years ago

Burning

Burning

Anyone have burning throat/lip?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

it may be an allergic reaction to the med's !

posted over 4 years ago

Skelaxin

Skelaxin

My doctor just added Skelaxin to my medications, I was wondering if anyone else is on it or has tried it and their thoughts.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Muscle relaxer

posted over 3 years ago