My doctor gave me zanaflex 4mg and took me off flexeril because i told her that the flexeril was like taking water,i had noticed no difference whatsoever in the month of taking them. So my question is,zanaflex is a stronger muscle relaxer? I sure hope so because i have not slept in months due to pain,they gave me sleeping pills,but i didnt want to get myself hooked on those,so i stopped taking them. Im also on percocets,xanax,zoloft and aldactone. I just want to know if anyone took zanaflex before,and if so,did it work,and also did it make you feel weird/funky? I havent taken one yet,i am such a paranoid freak about feeling weird,lol,seriously,i know that sounds stupid,but i just have to be in control of my mind,or it freaks me out. thanks:)
13 Feb 2010
i wrote to you regarding these 2 meds before and i think you asked a similar question..i've taken both but i feel zanaflex works much better(i take 6mg).neither med should make you feel "weird" they should just help relieve muscle spasms.they are not a pain reliever or sleeping pill they are both used to treat muscle spasms.the first 2 nights i took zanaflex i felt drowsy but that's it.i've been taking zanaflex for a long time now and seems to help with my muscle spasms but doesn't take them away completely.no muscle relaxer is stronger than the other they are all basically the same thing.i'm surprised your not getting sleep taking xanax they can make you really drowsy.also percocet is not for long term pain relief if your in pain instead of taking more meds maybe your doctor should change your pain medication to a longer acting one.you have to be very careful with taking sleeping pills,pain meds and muscle relaxers with xanax it's a very dangerous combo and could become a very dangerous cycle of just taking more and more meds.more meds usually isn't the answer.percocet is a shorter acting pain reliever so if your in pain maybe you should talk to your doctor about other options for pain relief.also from experience no medication for sleep has helped me at all i tried every sleep med there is to take and nothing has ever worked.if you can't sleep do to pain again i would suggested talking to your doctor about another pain med. b/c zanaflex is only going to help treat muscle spasms.
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