I have had spasticity in my left leg, but most central to my left knee, for about a year. Once we figured it was the MS and not ortho - I went on 10mg of Baclofen in am & pm and keep it under control. (Anything as much as 1/4 pill more knocks me out)
About 3 weeks ago - it was like the Baclofen wasn't working. Like it was a placebo or something. Spasticity came back ... I'd sit at work, stand up and the leg *would not straighten*. Also, once I worked it straight, it wouldn't bend for stairs or sitting down comfortably.
Called doc .. UTI test negative .. (They said an infection can make it flare up .. I knew to ask for PT, I have a great water PT program nearby ....
Been playing phone tag w the actual doc since last Thu.
In the 3 weeks it's gotten "better" .... It's slowly slowly less spastic. I can stand with more ease. It's still hard to put on socks, it's difficult to sit on the potty without something to hold on to. It's hard to get up/down off the floor with my kids, etc.
So I'm curious based on experience - what has caused something like this for others? An infection I didn't know about?
I do have a history of surgery in that knee, 11 years ago (torn meniscus, lateral release) ... PT said today could be a mechanical problem that is pissing off the MS. But she feels the PT can calm it all down.