My wonderful physiotherapist and I had a discussion yesterday about my very rigid right leg, and she said that I might consider taking Tizanidine aka Zanaflex. I’m tempted, having failed miserably with Baclofen - it turned me into a 93 year-old zombie who couldn’t work out which tube station to get out at to get home - and, most ludicrous of all, it halved my walking speed. But the list of side-effects with Tizanidine does not tempt me at all as it includes dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, nervousness, depression, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain, heartburn, increased muscle spasms, back pain, rash and sweating. (I’m not sure how I’d cope with both constipation AND diarrhoea at the same time - that’s a new sort of confusion to experiment with.)
So I thought I’d ask around here: do any of you have experience of this drug? Does it help with spasticity? Does it sedate you? Are there any nasty side-effects? Or is it just a stunning success?
Best wishes all round,