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Does Anyone Know About Having A Medtronic Put In And Does It Work

Does Anyone Know About Having A Medtronic Put In And Does It Work

My doctor is whating one put in because they did shots in my back they helped a little but not enough because it is all on one side and I live with muscle spasms they think this would be best would like some input please I take 3Baclofen 10mg 3 times a day they say this way it goes right in to the blood stream and helps me faster and how well does insurance cover it

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hi I live with spasms, I take baclofen 35 35 35 25 at night, and I try to stretch out as much as I can.morning afternoon evening.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

My husband has a Medtronic; it has shocked him twice; he has had for 3 years; once it is placed, you no longer can have MRI's but that doesn't matter to him; it has been a godsent as if did not have one, he would have been dead by now.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have had that baclofen pump for some time. It's difficult to tell how much it helps. Still get spasms. At first it made it worse and had to be turned down. Legs still very stiff. I think marijuana works nearly as well. Also get nerve blocks from pain doc that also help. Also botox helps some if you can handle big needles. Good luck.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

When considering any form of therapy, communicating with your physician, medical insurance company to establish coverage of treatment is very important not all MS treatments will be approved, researching the effects of medication distribution will be helpful in determining if it's the most effective and safe choice. There's an interesting article on baclofen pumps that might be helpful: http://www.rxlist.com/lioresal-intrathecal-side...

posted about 5 years ago
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