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   Posted 7/28/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
Hope your all doing better than I am.  I had spasms so bad last night that my legs kept kicking uncontrollably.  Today, the muscles in my calves feel wound so tight that might burst.  I took 20mg Baclofen at bedtime like I always do, then must have looked light a commercial for Ambien.  I twisted and turned, couldn't get comfortable and when I did, my legs went into spasms again.  I woke up at 2am, with my head at the end of the bed.  I really wanted to call the neuro on call and see if I could take another 10mg of Baclofen but didn't want to bother him at 10pm, and of course, all day today I kept telling myself it will get better. 
Well, it hasn't.  Here is my question -- has anyone ever taken 30mg of Baclofen at one time for spasms, or do I take the normal 20mg and wash it down with an Ambien so at least I can sleep through the pain.
While I am waiting for answers I am going to take a tepid bath, because I know if I make it hot enough for the muscle spasms, something else will hurt because of the temperature change.
I am really trying to have a sense of humor, but fading fast.

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   Posted 7/28/2007 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Debbie

Gosh!! I'm so sorry!! I wouldn't take any more of the med than is prescribed unless u can get it okay'd from the doc or other professional in the know. U may try calling the pharmacy where u filled it, or other pharm. that is still open in u'r area, and see what they have to say. They can at least let u know if it's safe and prob what effects u can expect fom that dosage. Take care and get a call in to u'r neuro as soon as u can.
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   Posted 7/29/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Debbie,

I am so sorry. You are really suffering. I too have had those awful calf muscles problems. It is a terrible thing to suffer through. I have a perscription for Klonopin that seems to really help me. I use it as needed. Maybe ask your doctor about that. It is a narcotic and some serious stuff so be careful but I have never had a problem with it. Good luck! I hope you get some relief real soon.

By the way, I am convinced that Lorna is selling glyconutrients. Post after post, it is the only advice she gives.

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   Posted 7/29/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   



I hope you are feeling a whole lot better today, and are able to get ahold of your neuro or a pharmacist and get your dosing figured out. I do take ambien every night, and when I am really uncomfortable I will often take it early, just to sleep through a bit of the pain or whatever else is wrong. It is not a solution, but it gives me a break when I am at my wits end. I do not know how it interacts with Baclofen though, so you really should check with your neuro or a pharmacist.


I have been having pretty bad muscle spasms lately too, and my neuro prescribed ativan for me. It is in the same class of medicine as the klonopin that Gretchen mentioned above, and it does seem to help (I just need to figure out a dose that doesn’t turn me into a drooling idiot…lol). I am extremely med sensitive, and the ativan does make me sleepy, but it wonderful to take at night when the pain gets worse anyhow.



Post Edited (Sunnycitrus) : 7/29/2007 10:49:42 AM (GMT-6)

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