... effects continuing through the next day: feel like i am floating, mentally slow, slurring speech and off balance. has anyone else experienced this??
Hi Leigh, I have been on Tizanidine every since the FDA approved this & it's a med that has to work up on your body & be taken every 6 hours. Until your body is fully adjusted to this it will tend to do this. You didn't mention why you take this , but this I have taken for my MS forever & most Docs don't even know how to prescribe this. As for the Gabapentin, I started this several months for an entirely different condition, my Raynaud's up here during our cold winters. My Neurologist monitors this & started me out in small doses as we worked up & monitored it very closely. I'm taking 600 mg of Gabapentin 4 times a day plus my 2 x 4 mg Tizanidine 4 times a day & have had no side effects at all. I do read all the time about these though & am very assertive with my Docs though as I think we need to be proactive. My Neuro is Great though & very on top of things.
I think you should revisit your Doc about the proper dosing of this. I hope you are taking your Tizanidine throughout the day & not just at night time? If not, again check back with your Doc & make sure the Doc consults with your Pharmacist about this as most good Docs realize the importance of the Pharmacists knowledge about these drugs. Good luck.
I take 600mg of Gabapentin 3 times a day, 6 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm. I also take 8mg of Tizanidine 3 times a day, at 6 am, 12 pm and at bedtime. For some reason, only my noon pills make me... "loopy." It's the same with me as far as feeling mentally slow and sometimes slurring my words. I told my wife that it feels like I just did about 5 shots of tequila and it all hit me at once.
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