Hi Everyone, Wondering if anyone has used tizanidine for pain? My migraine doctor recently prescribed it for the combination headaches I now get, which seem to be both from the temporal arteritis and migraine headaches.
I have spoken with my doctor about side effects and will be seeing her Wednesday to go over this.
Apparently it can lower blood pressure. I am taking metoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide for high heart rate and high blood pressure. Two days ago, in the morning, I took the metroprolol and hydrochl. About 4 hours later I took a tizanidine because I had a headache.
Wow after about twenty minutes of increasing dizziness and "can I make it to walk over there" ?, I was going to call the paramedics. Didn't know what was going on -- and worried about a stroke.
I called both doctors, migraine and heart. And they both thought I had hypotension, extremely low blood pressure. Heart doctor said if I wanted to take another tizanidine, just take 1/2 metoprolol and wait about 3 hours and take the tizanidine. The migraine doctor said maybe hold off on the tizanidine and we can find something else for the migraines. I agreed.
Drank several cups of tea. Slowly began to feel ok. Then felt ok. Went and did some of the things I needed to do including walking to the post office. When I got home I felt better. I realized my headache was gone, really gone and my hip was tolerable, very little pain, which is unusual after walking --- anywhere. Thought it might be from the tizanidine. Yesterday took no meto. and 1/2 tizanidine. didn't feel the "passing out" situation and my thigh and head felt good.
Tried the same thing today and even without the metoprolol, feel dizzy. ? ? ? Possibly I can't use this medication. After this period of faintness, it works well on the muscle spasm in my thigh and the headache ?
Has anyone tried this medication: tizanidine?