... else had his happen and, if so, what did you do for the spasms? I also take Gabopentin and Methdone but they are no longer touching the spasms or the pain. The pain/spasms are in my right leg and foot with the leg being held straight and rigid by the spasms.
I once talked to a pharmacist about this med... he said it is a very very low muscle relaxer Like one of the weakest you can get. Maybe try taking a stronger one like cyclobenzaprine. That is the most common one ER Drs n reg dr's prescribe for spasms/twitching and pain. The usual standard dose is 10mg Me being petite, it made me a lil sluggish, not tired, just sluggish. The dr put me on 5mg n then 10 at night. But as my spasms n pain got worse, i went to 10 during day n 20 at night It worked pretty good in my case. My dr didnt really seem to care what mg i took. I told him what worked best n he was ok. Not alot of restrictions like Narc pain med. And they can prescribe it like take 10-20mg just in case the 10 isnt helping, you dont have to go back to Dr to get new script.
Let me first explain that there is a difference between the two kinds of muscle relaxers. One group of medicines targets spasticity while the other targets musculoskeletal spasms. What you describe is spasticity The baclofen is for spasticity type conditions while the cyclobenzaprine mentioned in previous post is for musculoskeletal type spasms.
I can recommend several medication that treat spasticity. They are: baclofen, dantrolene and tizanidine. You may need an adjustment in dosage of the baclofen. I would definitely discuss with the prescribing doctor. The maintenance dose of baclofen is from 40 to 80 mgs a day divided into four doses.
For more reading about this condition and a list of medication for treating it go to: http://www.emedexpert.com/classes/skeletal-muscle-relaxers.shtml
I have MS with severe spasms in my left leg. The clonezapam at 10 milligrams 3 times a day works well for me. I also use essential oils. I put some oil of Rosemary on the inside of my wrist, where you see the veins. Then I rub my two wrists together, so that it gets into my blood stream, and within 10 minutes my leg straightens right out. Another one that works well for me is Basil. I take some olive oil & put it in a pot, on the stove. I add a bunch of Basil to it & warm the oil up, but don't simmer. Let the Basil infuse the oil for up to an hour. Strain the oil. Use the oil for massaging into the tight mucsles. When my massage therapist uses this and it gives me about 20 hours of relief from spasms.
- Baclofen Information for Consumers
- Baclofen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Baclofen (detailed)
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