83 patient evaluations for Tizanidine

slowrambler
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slowrambler
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Sep 7, 2012 (Started Sep 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Muscle fatigue

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Muscle fatigue

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Sep 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Muscle fatigue, Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This medication served me very well for several yrs. after I'd exhausted the use of Baclofen, which had become totally ineffective for me. This medication is not instant in terms of effectiveness. I had to "wean off" of the Baclofen & "ramp up" the dosage of Zanaflex & maintain a consistent level of this medication (in my bloodstream) before it became truly effective. After it became ineffective singularly, I began using it in combination with Keppra & I'm still realizing positive results using this regimen. I do experience some minor muscle fatigue & occasional dry mouth while using Zanaflex, however nothing close in terems of negative side effects as compared to Baclofen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Muscle fatigue

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

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Aug 9, 2012 (Started Jan 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Withdrawal effects, Weaned off)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great for spasms but VERY Sedating
Cost: < $25 monthly

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shell052169
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shell052169
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 46y
  • Duration: 35 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
31 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 18, 2012 (Started Sep 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized muscle aches)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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whatdabuck
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whatdabuck
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 24
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Mar 23, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Oct 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

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richeeg
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richeeg
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I have:
ALS

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Feb 19, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for to prevent fasiculation)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Inability to concentrate)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: 1: I need help to take any medication 2: It knocks me out and therefore aids sleeping 3: Cannot take anywhere near a work day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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arthurj
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arthurj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jan 10, 2012 (Started Jan 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Restless feeling in legs)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I use a daily pill box.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 14, 2010 (Started Jan 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Restless feeling in legs)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Freddie33
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Freddie33
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F36y
CFS:15y Dx
FM:12y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 1, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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patrickm
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patrickm
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Sep 10, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Grogginess

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remini72
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remini72
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F44y
FM:18y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 23, 2011 (Started Aug 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take it for awhile before you do anything like driving or that takes alot of mental awareness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jun 16, 2011 (Started Aug 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Zanaflex worked in the beginning but the past few months the muscle spasms had gotten much worse there fore the dr suggested that I stop the zanaflex and start on baclofen 10mgs, 3xa day
Side effects: Insomnia

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