I have been on Baclofen for years for severe muscle spasms, I take 30mg every eight hours and I have had no noticeable side affects from it other than for the most part it has completely controlled my spasms. I have noticed it has also helped control my pain and I have had less of a need for Percocets for break through pain. I still need it sometime, but not near like before I started on the Baclofen. I know for me, my spasms seem to be cyclic and they would come and stay for a while ( some times weeks) and then go away for a while ( sometimes months other times just a week or two) but they would always come back!!!. I would get them everywhere from the bottom of my feet to my hands fingers, and also my legs arms and even my neck not to mention my back. Sometime my muscles would knot up so tight it seemed like nothing would work to release them, and of course they would hurt like the dickens! I stared off on 5mgs every eight hours and afterwards slowly worked up my doseage, to my present level. My muscle spasms has pretty much completely disappeared! I haven't noticed any real side affects from it, not even the drowsyness that allot of people get! For me personnally Baclofen has really been a Godsend!!!
Anyway from my experience I think it is definitely something that you might want to consider trying??? Talk with your Doctor and see what your Doctor thinks about it, maybe he might want to try prescribing for you
I wish you well,and if you try it I hope it works for you!
Good Luck to You
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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