79 patient evaluations for Tizanidine

nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Apr 13, 2014 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fasciculations: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cramps: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fasciculations: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cramps: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 18 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation

Dec 22, 2010 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fasciculations: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cramps: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 18 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Constipation

Sep 13, 2010 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fasciculations: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cramps: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have not been taking this medication long enough to determine the difference between baclofen and tizanidine. The only side effect that I have encountered is constipation and irregularity. It does seem to control the cramps a little better. Cost listed below is without insurance.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 19 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

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Jan 7, 2014 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Unrefreshing or poor sleep: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 7 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cutting the pills in half (but taking the same amount) makes the medication work way better. The pill coating is too thick, I guess.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Dec 30, 2012 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Unrefreshing or poor sleep: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 7 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

May 5, 2010 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes me fall asleep if I take it during the day, but if I take it before bed, I have a deep, restful sleep, and great dreams.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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myhoney
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myhoney
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jan 2, 2014 (Started Jun 09, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ClownsPeach
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ClownsPeach
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Nov 15, 2013 (Started Jan 03, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 12 mg Daily

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janik
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janik
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
PLS

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Oct 28, 2013 (Started Aug 05, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Aug 05, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

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speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Jun 28, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 29, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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DazedandBewildered
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DazedandBewildered
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:5y Dx
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 3, 2013 (Started Dec 28, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I went off of this drug in March of 2013, shortly before going off Cymbalta and swapping Lyrica for Neurontin because of cost and it appeared nothing was really working. After being off of them now for 1-2 months, my pain had intensified so much. It felt like every joint, muscle, and nerve ending in my body hurt. I began taking generic Tylenol and was up to 600mg 2x per day but they didn't help that much so I decided to go back on this Tizanidine. I have only been on it since last night but so far so very, very good!! (I'll try to update my perceived effectiveness after I'm on it for awhile longer.)
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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lifechanges
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lifechanges
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jan 23, 2013 (Started Oct 12, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take half a pill if I have to be up early in the mornings and am required to be active. On days when I am not required to be up early I will take a whole pill. They help with the muscle spasms and are good for insomnia as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Lakotawoman
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Lakotawoman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F47y
FM:3y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 17, 2013 (Started Jun 24, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tension Headache: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't take this if I have to drive. I wish it was a bit stronger for my muscle spasms and tension.

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Shell698
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Shell698
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Dec 20, 2012 (Started Dec 03, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

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