For the last 6 or 7 weeks I’ve been trialling Clonazepam to help with disturbed sleep due spasticity and spams during the night.
Then about 3 weeks ago I started on Tizanidine during the day, again to help with spasticity.
This was all part a pln set up by my spasticity consultant.
The consultant calls it spasticity & spasms, but I can only explain it as heavy/weak legs that sometimes jerk at a bit when I’m resting at night.
The mornings are without doubt the worse for stiffness and being able t lift my legs, but also if I over do things or try to walk a bit too far then I find I get very poor leg lift and start dragging my feet, left one in paricular.
I put this down to MS muscle fatigue, but consultant said its spasticity that brings on the muscle fatigue.
SO bloody confusing !!!
Anyway I’ve started on these tablets.
Tizanidine 2mg 3 x daily, (morning 6.30am, mid afternoon about 2pm, & then about 7pm), then at about about 8.30pm I take the 1 mg of Clonazepam, which used to be 0.5mg but I found it was doing absolutely nothing in regards to help with my sleep so increased to 1mg as per instructions.
Now though Im finding that most mornings are getting worse and I’m wondering if the last dose of Tizanidine (7pm) is mixing the the Clonazepam (8.30pm), and still in my system when I get up in the morning ?
My sleeping isnt that much better anyway even with all theses meds, but my legs are like lead weights in the mornings with no strength to hold me up .
My spasticity consultant said to trial out the dosage on the Tizanidine and hopefully find a good balance, but i’m finding it hard to work out what a good balance is .
She even suggested I could increase the dosage weekly up to 12mg if I needed to, but I’m thinking even at the starting dose of 2mg 3 x daily is too much for me, especially if the last one at 7pm is then mixing with the Clonazepam at around 8.30pm.
Maybe this is why my legs feel so weak in the mornings ?
Anyone else tried this combination of meds nd found it worse. ?