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Tizanidine? Safe for hard-core addict?

real simple... is this drug safe for me? i am sober 2+ yrs and take this **** pretty seriously. i took one last night made me drowsey not in a good way but is this something i should even consider continueing taking? last thing i want is the little devil in my brain to turn on and have me smoking crack and breaking into everyones house til i go to prison lol...

anyways im putting them in the medicine cabinet til i hear someone who is as sick in the head as me who takes this stuff and says it safe! dr's are retarded he wanted to write me pain pills after i deliberately told him i had a addiction to roxys last time i was perscribed a pain pill.. i dont know what to do! please someone a little advice!
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I just read up on this med and if it was me i wouldnt take it.  It will cause wd symptoms and cant be stopped abruptly.  Also doesnt seem good for your liver if you are to take it for an extended period of time.   The devil that lives in my head would be jumping up and down i think......Proceed with caution is all i can say........sara
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thanks sara.. im going to discontinue! appreciate the advice. now i think im going to take a nap lol
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Happy napping!!!
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its zanaflex its a muscle relaxer it us it for pain it has been a life save for me and I have never considered taking more the prescribed ,
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yes you do have to taper off it or your muscles tend to get stiff but tapering down my dose i never had a problem
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Like Avisg said, it's merely Zanaflex. The Talbott Recovery Medication Guide lists it as a Class B for addicts, which means it "could" have some abuse potential and should be used only under a doctor's care. That being said, I know a few addicts that have taken it with no problems...but, I'd still treat it just like a narcotic and have someone monitor your dose.
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i have it for tendinitus in my elbow (not a big problem really) but after a workout sometimes im out of commision. im trying to become a body builder (natural competitions) so in other words i can't stop working out lol. but maybe ill just keep it on hand for after i workout or i dont know... ill pray on it.
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I still stand by my comment, proceed with caution.  I am an addict and i know that anything i put in my system can and will create problems for me.         sara
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This **** is like aspirin.  useless and hardly addictive unless you like to have your eyelids feel like lead weights.  completely useless as a pain medication.   listen the only thin that works to stop pain is narcotics sorry people.  If you abuse them u lose them.  I don't abuse.  Percocet works.  Plain and simple.  Now if you want to take 6 of them drink a six pack and smoke some herione you will probably be out of work and on the streets and then into rehab or jail or dead.  I have been none of those places.
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I have to pee in a cup.  why?  I've never been arrested for drugs, seeked cousel on drugs.  Never abused or taken someone elses meds.  Never showed up anywhere stoned or high on anything.  Never failed a drug test.  Never even had the mildest smudge on my record for some 41 years yet I still have to pee in a cup to get my pain meds.  Its because of weak minded fools and layabouts with no ambition that make it so.  I'm treated just as a drug riddled heroine addict who has been in and out of treatment for 10 years.   Pleaser tell me how I'm supposed to feel Im being treated fairly.  It's the point that they are a walking corpse and I am a productive member of society who pays his taxes and has a jod and went to college and never abused drugs in my life and no history of it.  We are not the same.  We will never be the same.  Time for my Doc's to wake the eff up.
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I certainly don't want to argue with you..obviously you are very upset. I was prescribed opiates (as many here have been) for a number of years. ANYONE using opiates for long periods become dependant and/or addicted on them and will go through w/d when stopping. Just want to point that out. I actually thought it wouldn't happen to me.  Our brain chemicals were so messed up that the receptors were sending out phantom pain..because our bodies were craving. It's called tolerance w/d.Many of us decided to actually check our pain threshold and taper down the dose. Quite a number here were surprised to find that the opiate was causing more pain and anxiety than they were worth...and found other ways to deal with the pain other than narcotics. Of course there are some with constant excrucating pain..but even some of them tapered and went on lower doses. If you choose to be angry with anyone..it's the dealers who are causing you to "pee in a cup." The Dr.s want to make sure you are not selling them, making sure that they are in your system. I hope you have a pain free day and a healthy life ahead.
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The DEA has placed this order..If you are RX'd Narcotics you are subject to an urinalysis test & pill/medication count at least once a year or more if you live in the continental united states.. It may not have nothing to you with you personally..don't take it personal!
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The DEA has placed this order..If you are RX'd Narcotics you are subject to an urinalysis test & pill/medication count at least once a year or more if you live in the continental united states.. It may not have nothing to you with you personally..don't take it personal!
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The DEA has placed this order..If you are RX'd Narcotics you are subject to an urinalysis test & pill/medication count at least once a year or more if you live in the continental united states.. It may not have nothing to you with you personally..don't take it personal!
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Just a quick reminder about what has been said in 12 Step Programs for years:  If you aren't a doctor, don't dispense medical advice.  You aren't qualified - plain and simple.

While it's nice that you took the time to "read up" on the person who posted about Zanaflex, that research is the responsibility of the person taking the medication; it's not your responsibility.  If you have enough free time to research drugs for virtual strangers, why not volunteer at some of the phone lines and spend your time more productively rather than being in everyone else's business?  Actually, skip the hotiline suggestion; you'd probably use that as a venting ground for your obvious control issues as well.

If anyone is an addict, it his his/her responsibility to notify physicians.  Since not all physicians are knowledgable in addiction, if yours isn't find one that is.  It's not that difficult.  Moreover, don't take meds without checking the medication out.  Don't check it out with another addict; research the medication from objective sources and reach your own conclusions.  Lastly, don't start or stop medications without your doctor's knowledge.  That's a phenomena called drug abuse.
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