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Zanaflex and feeling weak and tired

so many problems with me,    I've been taking zanaflex constant for 2 weeks, for spasms stiffness and pain.
has anyone been taking zanaflex constant for over a month and feel very weak and fatigued.
This morning is real bad after taking the zanaflex constant for 3 weeks straight .


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,587
    Mike, that was one of the reasons I stopped using Zanaflex.
    Although it was very effective, it left me too tired and drowsy while I was taking it and also the following day.  Sort of like a mild hangover
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 2,561
    I just could not be more happy with baclofen, after so many muscle relaxers (zanaflex was one) and a lot of symptoms , baclofen actually helps increase my energy and as a side it's very good for nerve pain along with muscle .  For me it has almost zero noticeable side effects .  But I had same issues with zanaflex as you Mike
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
  • jimandjrjimandjr Dallas TXPosts: 745
    Been taking Zanaflex since 2012. It does put me to sleep many times but it works. 
  • MikethepikeMMikethepike MIchiganPosts: 681
    Thanks for the responses, it makes me very tired.  I'm taking it 3 times a day due to having terrible stomach muscle
    spasms , they doubled me right over.   Been on it 24/7 for a week it really helped.  I just wonder when. I quit it April 1 whether   I'll 
    have to. Ween off it?  I have so many issues going right now. Constipation is terrible.  To go 5 days ago it took a suppository 
    and a 10 oz. bottle of magnesium citrate.   I'm bound up again. Any suggestions,   I've been using miralax .
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  • jimandjrjimandjr Dallas TXPosts: 745
    Norco tends to back me up. I fight it with an OTC stool softener. Zanaflex does not back me up. I have taken many breaks off of Zanaflex. No probs. It's non-narcotic. 
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