i am currently in the process of quitting baclofen.
i will copy & paste my blog post below to explain my situation.
I'm going through massive panic attacks.
it seems to happen every time i take the baclofen now.
i was on 50mg the day before yesterday,
i took 10mg today,
i think i'm gonna go on a 24 hr trial to see if i can just quit.
i wonder if that is possible.
i went from 120 to 60 in the hospital.
btw my walking is now TERRIBLY worse. will it get better?
I am currently in Mt. Sinai hospital NYC,
I was dealing with withdrawals from the drug Baclofen.
It was prescribed for my muscle spasticity.
I didn't know it was a dangerous drug, and just kept taking more and more cause it made me feel good.
I ended up with nasty-ass withdrawals.
Unless I took the pill every 4 hours I would have severe, SEVERE anxiety/confusion/panic attacks that'd make me want to slit my throat. Heart racing fast. It'd happen in the middle of the night too so I couldn't sleep more than 4 hrs. All I could do was take more Baclofen to stop it.
So I got tired of that, and made the dumb decision of trying to quit cold turkey.
I went through 24 hours of HELL. wave after wave of torture. Brain going uncontrollably berserk. Mind filled with nothing but negative things. I couldn't even smile one bit at the funniest things. I felt pissed when my boyfriend told me he loved me. Finally it started feeling life-threatening(physical) so I re-started my Baclofen and headed to the ER (chugged abt 100mg altogether to get in an OK-state).
I was taking about 120mg a day for a month. Sometimes more. I was totally using it as a recreational drug. It gave me energy when I took em.
I've been hospitalized for 3 days and a bit.
I got over it using lots of Ativan. It felt like it'd never get better.
I got down to 60mg a day.
Now I don't get that attack even when I'm off of it for long.
I'm so glad it got better.
I thought I did something irreversible.
It felt like it.
Can't wait to b discharged tomorrow and smoke like crazy.
I smoked in the shower a few times.
I hope the withdrawals don't come back.