Hi Rose, You know I get terrible cramp, charley horses, spasms, or what ever you want to call them. I had tried flexeril and all it did was make me "dopey" didn't much for the spasms. Finally they put me on Baclofen, they started me off on 5mg every eitht hours, and then slowly worked it up to where it was effective, now I take 30 mg every eitht hours which is the max recommended dosage. For the most part it has been extremely effective, with the added bonus, that it also has helped with the pain relief. This antispasmodic is usually prescrived to MS patients and patients with spinal cord and nerve damage.
I would definitely talk with your doctor about the spasms, and explain completely what you are doing when you have them ans their intensity and every thing about them! Something is causing them, and I know from experience how painful and disruptive they can be. I am sure that your Doctor can help you. I do wish you well Rosr, and hope that you can get some answers, and relief soon! Please keep us informed on what your doctor does to treat them.
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