We had lunch with my mom and Aunt M on Tues. I offered to reschedule it for Thursday, but they wanted to do it then. We chatted, had a good time, they showed me their work in the bathroom, etc...Of course we didn't actually leave for the restaurant until after 3, and it was 5 when we were done! But we had a good time and there was NO PRESSURE or mention of gfgbro!!!Then yesterday we went to the pharmacy to fill an rx for me and pick up one for Jess. We expected a refill on a muscle relaxer for Jess. We got that refill, and a bottle with another muscle relaxer. Apparently the doctor changed it and didn't call us. I had left a message that the first medication wasn't helping much.The new MR, tizanidine (generic for zanaflex), is the one I was getting filled. So we are both on it. We both got the 4 mg strength, but I am astonished at the directions that she got.I take one tab every 8 hrs. Pretty standard based on the rx guides I have found.Jess has more complicated instructions.Week 1: 1 tab every 12 hrsWeek 2: 1 tab every 8 hrsWeek 3: 1 tab at bfast, 1 tab at lunch, 2 tabs at bedtime (doses 8 hrs apart)Week 4: 1 tab at bfast, 2 tabs at lunch and bedtime (doses 8 hrs apart)Week 5: 2 tabs every 8 hrsI have NEVER heard of anyone taking a dose this high. She was given the 4 mg tabs, not the 2 mg tabs, and this was what the doctor intended her to have.I am NOT sure we will ever give her 2 tabs at one. It is enough to zonk me with one tab. She is very sleepy taking 1/2 to 1 tab now. I did start her with 1/2 tab each time so that we would know if the 4 mg dose is too much. Have any of you heard of anyone, much less a child, taking two 4 mg zanaflex (tizanidine) at one time? Much less as a regular dose?The medication does seems to be helping her, but I am worried that if we give her the full amt then she will be a zombie or even worse have it depress her breathing too much. We HAVE talked, J and I, about only taking the smallest amount possible.