baclofen pump???

baclofen pump
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   Posted 7/31/2011 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Looking for information on the baclofen pump? i have very bad spasticity in my right calf that has been going on for weeks and i have been taking the oral baclofen but its not working, has anyone had the baclofen pump inserted and what was your experience with the medication?

Motown John
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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 8/6/2011 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Saturday p.m.
Good afternoon:
I have a friend.....who has a pump wich has worked with great success....
It allowed her to get out of a bed and lead a normal life....
Amazing technology...she gets it refilled  every 4 months...
John :-)

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   Posted 8/7/2011 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you don't use as much baclofen when you are using the pump.  something about the medication going right to your spine so the dosage doesn't have to be as high as the oral dose.  Most folks on Daily Srength who have the pump are quite happy with it.

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   Posted 8/17/2011 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot take oral baclofen in doses higher than 20mg at a time without being extremely tired and lethargic. I got the pump in April 2010 after a severe relapse that left me with major spasticity and unable to walk. The pump was a good solution for me because I have a low tolerance for pain meds. It has made a wonderful difference for me.
I have had no problems with the medication in the pump. I am at a very low dosage and have had to have my doctor make 3 adjustments to the amount of baclofen released due to increased spasticity. I have had the pump refilled 2 times. Refill process is extremely easy. Done in the doctor’s office and the appointment takes all of 15 mins.
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