Friday, August 27, 2010

Baclofen anyone?

Our doctor has suggested we try baclofen for Josh's spasticity. Does anyone know anything about it? So far I have read that you can become less coordinated, have fatigue, become depressed, or become irritable. There are also some bad side effects for quitting cold turkey but I don't plan on doing that. Anyone? Anyone?


Miracles Happen said...

I avoided it like no other. HOWEVER, when we were in between shots of phenol we started it. I don't give him one in the morning like suggested and just give him the whole thing at night because we found he slept MUCH better and didn't jerk and move.

I have found the side effects can be bad but we haven't had any. I think you just have to take it one step at a time. Take a half for a while and see what happens.

Luke and Erin said...

I have not heard of it, but I have a feeling we will be down that road sooner that I would like. I hope it all works out for the very best!

ady said...

Hi! We use baclofen, it has been great for Kylee. She used to be so tight we couldn't even stretch her well, now she is still "tight" but we can stretch her out. I haven't noticed many side effects - they would be hard for us to tell though - I think she may have been more sleepy at first but now she seems herself.