baclofen /vs/klonopin (clonazepam) plus weather vent

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   Posted 5/29/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
here in the northeast, been having weather from the 60s & rain to upper 70s/80s off and on for 2 weeks. have found myself increasingly exhausted with cramping and pain in ms leg. hear others in the area w/ms are having same troubles. seem to have fallen into first major flare w/worse old symptoms and a few fun new ones.

also was on baclofen 10mg 3xday. called neuro and he switched me to klonopin (clonazepam) 0.5 twice/day. took first dose this afternoon....

wondering if anyone on this forum has tried it or is having wretched symptoms with weather changes. linda

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   Posted 5/29/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Linda,
It is nice to see you posting again.  I have missed you.  It seems a lot of people flare in the spring.  I frequently have problems in the spring.  You are right; with all the weird weather changes, it can definitely cause issues. 
I have taken both klonopin and baclofen.  They both work well for me.  With the klonopin just know that this is a narcotic and can be addictive.  I have never had any problems with it.  It is use for a whole host of problems; seizures, anxiety, anxiety with pain, restless leg syndrome, as well as MS type issues.  For me it works well on both pain from spasticity and mild nerve pain. 
I hope you are feeling better real soon. 
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
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   Posted 5/30/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I got very addicted to klonipin years ago and it kind of scares me now. This was before I was diagnosed and it was prescribed for anxiety. Funnily enough in that time period I did well but that was years ago. I had to come off it when I wanted to have a baby and i just stopped cold turkey and it nearly killed me!! (not literally:)) but I was a wreck. It is definitely a drug you wean yourself off of and not a cold turkey drug. It was harsh- to this day my husband still talks about it.... yuck! But I do think it worked. i think I might have just confused you more!LOL! sorry....
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