I have another neurodegenerative disease – similar to MS, and also suffer from debilitating back, neck and muscle spasms. Baclofen was the only thing that helps me – but the problem was the dose. I did not start seeing relief until I hit 100 mg per day. At 120 mg, I was doing much better, but the side effects started getting worse then the spasms. I had a Baclofen pump implanted last week. Because the medication is delivered intrathecal, you do not need large doses to cross that blood brain barrier. I now take less then 1/100 of what I was taking before. This has been a miracle for me. I now can move pain free. I feel like the clock move back several years. This is the very best thing that has happened to me. Baclofen was the key – but the secret was the dose and delivery system.
Dx'd with with rare neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy.
** Ingore all spelling and grammar mistakes! My ability or patience to accurately proofread are slipping away.
Blessed are the caregivers for there is a special place for them in heaven and my husband will be sitting at the head of the table.