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Zanaflex And Weight Gain
Began Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg 2x/day, 1mo ago. I've gained at least 5 lbs.; no change in diet, etc. It works, but is there a comparable one w/o weight gain?
No: This medication is a muscle relaxant. Almost all of the available muscle relaxants work through the central nervous system and not at the muscle itself. If your presumed pain problem is improving, you may want to start to gradually increase your activity level after consulting with your physician. ...Read more
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
Severe insomnia, depression. Taking zonisamide, tizanidine, ambien (zolpidem). 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
Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more
Yes, as a component.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer