My doctor just prescribed me Baclofen to help with my muscle spasms, cramps in hands, ankles, elbows, etc due to Fibro. Can anyone share with me their personal experience with this medication? I just started it yesterday afternoon and so I can't really say if it is working yet. I am on 10mg 4x day. I did sleep late this morning and woke with foggy brain. Any feedback would be great.
I've used Baclofen, although mostly for wds. However I was given it for pain, and told to take 10 mg and 6 in a day. I never did that. I get these awful cramps in my feet, especially when I sleep, and for a while they worked on that. But they stopped working for it so now I'm taking Flexeril 10 mg at night for it. Sometimes I take 10 mg twice in a night. I had been using Flexeril and it stopped working and then I noticed Baclofen did, so for a while it was great. I don't think neither of these is habit forming at all. If it doesn't work ask your doc about a drug called Zanaflex. I never took it but I know a man who does, and he says they work great for him.
The only thing that might have been a problem with Baclofen is that falling I was doing while sleep walking. I think (?) the nights I got really hurt I may have taken 2 or 3 Baclofen at once to try and stop the cramping. But I am not sure. I also wasn't told to take 3 at once or so close together. But pain leads me to do (sometimes) risky things to make it stop.
Basically I think Baclofen is 1 of the safer drugs I have had to take.
Dear jilly, sweetlemon took this and said it worked great for her pain, but then had some bad side effects from it. She tends to have major reactions a few weeks into taken new meds though anyway. Her internet was down yesterday but you still might try to pq her about baclofen. Patti
Hi: I live in FL and spent the summer in CA and had no problems getting Soma filled at Walgreens in either state. I've been on it since '06 and LOVE it has a muscle relaxant and sleep aid. I don't have Fibro, but rather extreme muscle and tendon pain in my neck and shoulders, from cervical spine issues. I've never had to increase my dose and feel that some docs are just being stupid in denying it to those of us that really need it, and don't abuse it! (It is the ONLY med that has ever worked for me with this problem!) Hope you find something that works well for you! Mary, madhatter
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