I started not this week, but last Monday, with 1/2 dose (5 mg) twice a day. I did that for a week. This Monday I started taking a third 5 mg dose midday. The neuro prescribed starting with 10 mg twice a day for three days, then 10 mg three times, etc.
I was nervous about starting on the full dose so quickly, so re-prescribed myself (yes, I know). I wanted to wait and see if I got drowsy or weak--we've got a couple of appointments that I HAVE to drive to.
It seems to be making a difference at night, not so much during the day. If I had pretzel spasms, I'd be cranking it right up. I'm having muscle tightness, pain, and what many of you would call "mild" spasms. I'm a sissy, so I don't call them mild.