Hi, all. I haven't posted much in a while, been busy/sick/tired. I started seeing a new rheumy in November, one that actually listens. She started me on Baclofen for the muscle spasms. She started me on 10 mg every night at bedtime, then about 2 weeks later I was still having muscle spasms, but they are getting increasingly worse. She increased my dosage and I am now taking 10 mg three times a day, but am still having the spasms. I was hurting so bad, and for so long that out of desperation I took 20 mg the other night and that was the first time I had any relief in about a month. My friend is a home health care provider and she cautioned me against raising the dosage because I could build up a resistance to the Baclofen and it will quit working.
The Baclofen is not causing any drowsiness or any other narcotic type side effects and I don't know much about it except the literature said the dosage can be up to 80 mg a day. I am considering asking her to increase dosage again, but I don't want her to think I am some druggie just looking to get high. Has anyone had any experience with this medication and if so did it work for you and how long did it take? I am having a tough time even getting up to go to work and I missed my granddaughter's parade on Saturday because I was already spasming very badly and it was in the mid to low thirties and the cold seems to make the spasms worse. It is getting to the point where it is becoming very difficult to function.