reply to post by w810i
Yes! I was just describing this in another thread a few days ago.
I am on tizanadine (generic Zanaflex) for muscle problems related to chronic nerve inflammation in my neck and herniated discs. Tizanadine is muscle
relaxer, but let me tell you... I have had some WILD hallucinations! I will also mention that I take this stuff as prescribed. After I was on it for
a bit, the hallucinations started getting fewer and farther between, until my doctor added Lyrica to the mix, because of my fibromyalgia, and then the
hallucinations came back, stronger than ever!
My first hallucination on tizanadine was when I woke up in the middle of the night, in total darkness, and saw a giant floating rocking horse... yes,
the kind kids play on. I knew it was the meds, but I couldn't help wondering why I would see something so random! Over the next few weeks, I woke
up to see giant, translucent spiders, hermit crabs climbing the wall, what I would describe as some kind of ancient hieroglyphics, and what really put
the icing on the cake and make me tell the doctor to switch my meds was when I woke up one night to see the head of a giant, golden "grey" alien,
floating over my head. I knew it was the meds but it freaked me the hell out. The whole thing was golden... even its big, shiny eyes. I know it was
the meds... I have no worries about being abducted. Actually, I don't know if I even believe in abductions, but that's beside the point.
I ended up having to go back on the tizanadine, because it was the only thing that would help my back. When my doctor threw Lyrica into the mix, the
hallucinations started all over again. Sometimes I would wake up to see just a bunch of black scribbles moving around. Once, I actually saw a large
man standing in the corner of my room. Closed my eyes and he was gone. I knew it was the meds. I've heard my name yelled out, as well as names of
people I don't even know. It's been crazy, that's for sure!
I have often wondered why I saw the things I saw instead of totally normal stuff... like a floating cell phone, or something I use on a day to day
basis, lol. Oh, and on both meds, I was very jumpy. Someone would walk into the room and I would jump like they had just scared me half to death. A
few other times, I thought my bed was falling out from in under me and would wake up trying to hold onto it.
It's craziness, but it usually keeps the pain away. Guess I'll just have to get used to seeing random things floating around in the dark.