I am currently treated for both PTSD and severe back problems, as well as painful upper-body spasms. Meds I'm on are; Tizanidine (Zanaflex), as a muscle relaxant; Clonazepam (Rivotril), as an anxiolitic, and as an adjuvant to the Tizanidine; Finally, Zopiclone for nighttime insomnia... Because Zopiclone only helps occasionally (My Psychologist feels that my level of anxiety is so high at night, that I fight-off the effects), my doctor put me on Oxazepam (Serax) for bedtime use instead. My pharmacist advised me on how long I should wait to take it if I've used Clonazepam, but, I still do not sleep anyway and therefore still am up-and-about most of the night (Pain included in the equation). I'll most likely stop using it soon, but would like to know how long I should wait before I can safely use the Clonazepam. Anyone has an idea? It would be most appreciated... Tnx.
What are you taking to relieve your pain? sometimes the pain can keep you up at night to see what your doctor thinks about soma for muscle spasms and norco for the pain. This helps me sleep alot better than i use to i had the same problems you had now i sleep so good at night with the mixture of the two.
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