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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Multiple Sclerosis Won Over Baclofen

Baclofen was a total bust, it worked too well. For a few months now I haven't had any, or least not many of the cycling cramps in my arms and legs. It has been wonderful, not sure if it did anything for my back, but we will see. My second go round with this particular drug, same result this turn. It got rid of the spasticity for sure, but with that gone, so went the usefulness of certain parts of my body. Right hand had become nothing more than a closed fist weight at the end of my arm, and don't even ask about my legs! Almost weened off the Baclofen, Tramadol is next.


Diane J Standiford said...

That was the trade off I can't take. Need my strong right side to stay strong. Bac and I didn't fit well. Zanaflex was better for many years.

awb said...

Diane - Zanaflex, I shall check it out, thanks


Herrad said...

Hi Andy,
Are you saying that baclofen stops spasms but you also lose control of your muscles.
Please explain more.

awb said...

Herrad - For me, the Baclofen took care of the the spasms and the spasticity, but it's like the spasticity was all that was making my hand, in particular, work?