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Has Anyone Been Prescribed Baclofen For Spasms/pain?

Has Anyone Been Prescribed Baclofen For Spasms/pain?

Did you experience any side effects? I'm on it as an alternative to gabapentin due to side effects.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I'm on Baclofen (70 mg per day divided over 3 doses) and Tizanidine for spasticity. It's not perfect, but I definitely know when I miss a dose. Spasticity is my worst symptom (so far.) Side effect wise - nothing really. I've been on it for 10 years. The only issue I have to mindful of - since I am on the higher end of the dose spectrum, I can't just suddenly stop taking it because of serious complications that could occur. I am also using medical cannabis to treat spasticity because Baclofen and Tizanidine are not enough to keep a lid on it.

I hesitated to reply because I don't want to scare anyone. My situation with spasticity is complicated.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

*magnesium I only take with Vit D, zinc &/or calcium, not with anything else as it will affect absorb tin. Just felt I should clarify. ☺

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I wish Pot was legal here.. I have tryed baclofen it was of, flexeril for 14 years, now am taking Valium 5 mg and it works the best!!

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

When I started it and other drugs I take them at bed for several weeks, then and them slowly during the day.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I started baclofen last Sunday on a tier dosing scheme (starting with 10mg at night and with the option to increase dosage weekly up to 3 10mg three times daily) to resolve spasicity. So far the 10mg/day dose has improved my leg stiffness as I have starting walking better and more daily.

posted over 6 years ago
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