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    Default Tizanidine

    it's been a long time posting, about the time we lost grassman.
    I've been taking tizandine for longer than that and I want to see if I can stop taking it everyday. and maybe have a little more energy. just started back on copaxone after not taking it for a while. still waking with a cane but...
    seen a new nero today and I get the same ;but you look good;
    Boy I sure would like to feel good. just blowing hot air. anyway any ideas?

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    Hi stickman,
    Welcome back! I do remember your user name and am sure others will too.

    I haven't taken Tizanidine but wonder if you've looked at this information:

    http://www.drugs.com/pro/tizanidine....b-6e877d504696

    If you stop taking it or reduce the dose, you should taper off instead of doing anything suddenly.

    Good luck with the new neuro and with the Copaxone.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
    Member of this MS board since 2001.

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    I successfully got off it at 8mg at bedtime and 2-4 mg 1-2x/day additionally for about three years. It took almost three months but just cutting the dose by a quarter of a tablet (the 4mg tabs are scored in 4) during the day time doses and a half a tablet for the night time doses over time , did it. My daytime doses were eliminated long before the night time ones and it took about 3 months of taking 2 mg away for a week or two then another 2 mg and so on till I no longer needed it.

    Also stretching daily a couple of times a day reduced the spasticity some and as a result I needed the Tizanadine (Zanaflex) less as I did that more.

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    I tried it and could not see any difference as compared to Bacloflen. Other than it cost more and I take a large amount of Clonidine for blood pressure and the 2 don't mix.

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