I'm curious to know if any of you take pain drugs "when needed", or if everyone has to take them on a continuing basis. I'm trying to see if Zanaflex will help me, because most pain pills make me ill. I've tried 2mg of Zanaflex when I have bad pain, and it doesn't help. The doc told me to take as many as 3 a day. Would I zonk myself out if I took two 2mg pills at once? I just tried taking 2 1/2 pills, (3mg) and it seems to be helping some. How many of you who take this and other pain drugs take them daily?