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Severe insomnia, depression. Taking zonisamide, tizanidine, ambien. Averaging 2 hrs sleep. Zyprexa just added, weight gain concern! syroquel prev added 80lbs w/strict diet, exercise. Likely w/zyprexa?
Need diagnosis: Have a sleep study to ascertain the correct diagnosis and thus the correct treatment. Mood disorders[depression] is made more difficult to treat when there is an underlying sleep disorder.. We are always on shaky ground when we treat symptoms without having the diagnosis established. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
I weened off 50mg tramadol a day then half for 3days. I took tizanidine for 4 days felt fine .Now takin clonazepam 0.5 how long does wtd last?
Depends: on how much you are taking for how long, as well as individual biology. If you are only taking 0.5 per day, withdrawal is likely to be minimal, and the long-acting nature of clonazepam actually causes a "self-taper" where the blood levels come down very slowly over a week or more, allowing your receptors to normalize themselves without withdrawal. If you get anxiety/insomnia, tremor, talk to MD, ...Read more
Zanaflex: Is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting ?2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia, back pain, or certain other injuries to the spine or central nervous system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My BP has been very low the last few days (82/53) and I have been on Tizanidine for a few years. I also have had IV boloses (5)in the last 24 hr?
Malnourished: You need to see a good internist -- you could be malnourished among others -- how much weight have you lost ? ...Read more
Well: If your blood pressure is on the high side, then tizanidine might be OK to take. If your blood pressure is well controlled or low with the lisinopril, you may want to try another muscle relaxant as it is known to cause orthostatic hypotension. Talk with your doctor who prescribed it if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Zaneflex is indicated for muscle spasticity due to MS or spinal cord injuries. It has been found to help with dystonias (20%). The most commonly used muscle relaxant is baclofen. Side effects include sedation, infrequent tolerance, and dysphoria - depressive mood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia, back pain, or certain other injuries to the spine ...Read more
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