I have been on tizanadine (zanaflex) since 2003. I use it for shoulder spasms from a pinched nerve and vertabrae out of alignment from a car accident. I can take 3 pills a day I typically take 2 of them at bedtime since that was when my muscles tended to tense up more causing tension headaches and migraines. I did have to stop this med once cold turkey because of a med I was placed on for an acute medical issue (I forget what the med was or even what the problem was that placed me on the med). I had no withdrawal type symptoms at all which is great knowing that if after more medical tests in 5 months following this 3rd surgery I had come back okay my husband and I will get the okay from my doctors to try for a family. This med is one I cannot be on while pregnant so I am glad that I had no issues when I had to stop it. I am also currently cutting down off of fentanyl patches from my surgeries as well as lowering my dose of Elavil that I take for migraine prevention. The only med I have ever had withdrawals from is this darn fentanyl and I am cutting down with increments of 25 since they only come in increments of 25 (in the larger doses).
If I have a tension headache during the day orthe area is bothering me I will break a pill in half especially if I am at work since they make me very sleepy. When first on the med I would only take it at bedtime and during the day if needed I would take 1/4 of a 4mg pill. When it was time to increase my dose to 8mg at night I did have hallucination type dreams where I would actually wake my husband up since I had told him about them the day after the first hallucination happened. So when I had 1 the next night I woke him up. One time I saw surgery lights above my bed, another there was a tractor in bed with me where my husband should have been and I forget the other hallucination
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987