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Re: got a zanaflex prescription UPDATE 2

Posted by JohnX2 on December 2, 2001, at 12:01:35

In reply to Re: got a zanaflex prescription UPDATE 1, posted by JohnX2 on December 1, 2001, at 23:57:38

I woke up anxious.
I took my 1st 2mg dose of Zanaflex and
felt fine 2 hrs later, then after about
4 hrs I started to feel anxious again, so
I just took another 2 mg dose. This 1/2
life sucks royally. It is doing the best
job of any med to date of alleviating Klonopin
withdrawal (which should be really bad right
now because I'm running short on Klonopin and
cut the dose from 6- >3 mg/day).

I really wonder if clonidine wouldn't be just
as good. I never had a hypotensive problem with
the beta-blockers. The clonidine patch works
round the clock. I also wonder if guanfacine
would not work, it has a really long 1/2 life
and is supposed to be very benign on the side
effects. Hmm.


> I think Zanaflex is working.
> The pain in my head is going down substantially,
> I feel much less anxious, and I can sit still.
> Plus my klonopin craving is gone.
> I'm still a bit drowsy which can be solved
> by reducing klonopin. ;)
> I hope this isn't another cruel joke.
> -john
> >
> > I'm starting Zanaflex (tizanidine) today which
> > is an anti-spasmodic dirivative of Clonodine.
> > Supposedly a bit weaker without as bad sedation
> > or anti-hypertensive side effects.
> >
> > Hopefully this will alleviate my Klonopin withdrawal
> > as well as my tension headaches.
> >
> > I also think it may act as a good atypical mood
> > stabilizer as it is a weak partial agonist of
> > the noradrenaline alpha-2 receptors. This would help
> > mediate firing in the stress centers of the brain.
> >
> > crossing my fingers,
> > john




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