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Is anyone taking this for cramping or spasticity?

Any side effects?

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I found a 1978 baclofen/PD trial and they tried to reach an 'arbitrary' 90 mg/day of baclofen (with many side effects).

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

Usual Adult Dose for Spasticity

Oral:

-Initial dose: The following gradually increasing dosage regimen is suggested, but should be adjusted to suit individual patient requirements: 5 mg orally 3 times a day for 3 days, then 10 mg orally 3 times a day for 3 days, then 15 mg orally 3 times a day for 3 days, then 20 mg orally 3 times a day for 3 days

-Maintenance dose: Should be individualized.

-Maximum dose: 80 mg/day (20 mg orally 4 times a day)

drugs.com/dosage/baclofen.html

I have it 10 mg, it helps, but I don't use it often anymore, you feel groggy in the morning, and it messes with your memory, I used half a pill and my muscles felt weak . I get botox in calfs and feet works well. I do MD sea minerals magnesium helps relax muscles, better than pill form Magnesium.

Thanks

Do you take magnesium and potassium? If you’re on B1 it can throw your electrolytes out of balance and magnesium and potassium is needed.

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b-bobble in reply to Dap1948

What kind of magnesium?

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b-bobble in reply to Dap1948

Oh and how much of magnesium and potassium? Thank you

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Dap1948 in reply to b-bobble

Elliot Overton, the nutritionist on YouTube, recommends 400mg of magnesium, he doesn't say a particular version, and 500-2000mg of potassium.

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b-bobble in reply to Dap1948

Is there any positive claim about B6?

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Dap1948 in reply to b-bobble

Positive claim about B6??? I know nothing about B6. Did you mean B1?

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b-bobble in reply to Dap1948

I meant B6 because it was mentioned in a book I read titled "What doctor's aren't telling you about Parkinsons". I note anything and keep asking more questions until hitting a wall.

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Dap1948 in reply to b-bobble

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/329... B6 levels need watching in Parkinson’s patients, particularly those who are on ldopa.

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Dap1948 in reply to b-bobble

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/302... journal article saying ldopa causes B6 deficiency. Personally I take a B complex supplement but it doesn’t have much B6 in it!

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b-bobble in reply to Dap1948

Now I know what to do with it. Thank you.

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Smittybear7 in reply to Dap1948

Magnesium Complex at night. Magnesium is in the minerals and multivitamins Itake.occassionally I take potassium

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Dap1948 in reply to Smittybear7

The recommended daily intake of potassium is 3,500mg which is huge. You’ll get some from food but you might think of supplementing to see if it helps those cramps and spasms..?

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Smittybear7 in reply to Dap1948

Thanks

Baclofen weakens your muscles.

They want to start me on 5 mg of Bacloten twice a day. at what does it does it affect the muscles? Thank you

I’ve never taken it but I imagine you would be taking it to relax your muscles. My physio. said that she doesn’t recommend it as it weakens muscles.

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It was prescribed for muscle spasticity. My quadriceps cramp up every time I sit and when the cramping intensifies my big toe raises. It is very painful. I'm just starting on c/l to determine if I have Parkinson's. So far the c/ l hasn't touched the tremors or the cramping.

It’s probably dystonia rather than spasticity. I was misdiagnosed with MS for years because they mistook dystonia in my leg for spasticity.

That probably explains the toe and the thumb. The cramping of my quadriceps happens every time I sit and is only relieved by standing, laying down and massaging. What relieves the dystonia? Thanks for your help

I was prescribed Baclofen to help relax my muscles years ago, but even a half a pill is too much for me. Take care. Karen

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Smittybear7 in reply to Kwinholt

Thanks