I have had chronic headaches/migraines for about 15 years, but only properly diagnosed with migraines about 2 months ago (long story). After finally being diagnosed, I was prescribed Topamax, Zanaflex (Muscle Relaxer) and Imitrex. I was given the instructions:
For a breakthrough headache, take 1/2-1 Zanaflex
For migraine, take Imitrex
I have tried both, with results ending up in me taking Imitrex, since it seems that my headaches never seem to go away with the Zanaflex. I am actually seeing no results with this medication, except upon waking. I used to grind and clench my teeth during my sleep, and now I no longer do this.
Has anyone else been prescribed Zanaflex (or other muscle relaxers for headaches) and if so, any relief?