LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Baclofen questions

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Baclofen questions
seibertneurolyme
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 6416

Icon 1 posted      Profile for seibertneurolyme     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hubby has been experimenting with this med in the hospital. Can't really tell how well it is working. Was hoping that this could replace the IV Demerol.

According to hubby's LLMD, Baclofen is a central nervous system muscle relaxer that often works when nothing else will.

PCP prescribed 10 mg PRN up to 3 times daily.

Has this med worked for others? Not much came up when I did a search.

Do you take it as needed or on a schedule?

Yesterday it was almost like the med backfired and caused increased tremors/myoclonus and muscle rigors. Ended up needing IV Demerol anyway.

Bea Seibert

Posts: 7306 | From Martinsville,VA,USA | Registered: Oct 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sparrow
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 11734

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Sparrow     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My daughter is the patient at our house and hasn't tried Baclofen, but I did just ask the new pain doctor about it. He thought Zanaflex would work better for her. Her biggist issue is an intractable headache, so she doesn't have the same issues as your husband. I think he said Zanaflex worked better for neuro transmitter problems, but I can't really remember. It does seem to work better than flexeril for her, but hasn't really helped her headache.

I just wanted to suggest you check out an article at Lyndonville News. It is the November 1,2006, Volume 3,#2 issue, about saline drips helping CFS patients. It sounds wierd, but my daughter began having frequent pseudo seizures for no apperant reason and they became very infrequent after she had IV saline to help dehydration. I hadn't seen the article until a few weeks after the IV and I was amazed.

I am always on the look out for anything that might help my kid and thought I would pass it along.

Posts: 177 | From God's Grace | Registered: Apr 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
bettyg
Unregistered


Icon 14 posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
bea,

i've been on baclofen for 10 years this dec. same dosage/times as steve. it HAS helped me, but i don't have tremors, seizures, annd all the other stuff steve has been dealing with.


when my med ran out once, i could sure tell the difference then. good luck to you!


hoping the seisure/tremor patients see your post to respond. [group hug] [kiss]

IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
bettyg
Unregistered


Icon 14 posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
bea,

i've been on baclofen for 10 years this dec. same dosage/times as steve. it HAS helped me, but i don't have tremors, seizures, annd all the other stuff steve has been dealing with.


when my med ran out once, i could sure tell the difference then. good luck to you!


hoping the seisure/tremor patients see your post to respond. [group hug] [kiss]

IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.