@Betsy1919

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Betsy1919

Betsy

Has anyone had a baclofin pump inserted that could give me some feed back
Urbana, United States

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@Betsy1919 , I haven't got/had one, but it was suggested at one stage, so I did look up all about it. I may be able to answer some questions on it for you.

Betsy1919

@Betsy1919

I am still having alot of leg weakness even !fter 6 weeks, im worried it isnt going to improve

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@Betsy1919 , Baclofen is a muscle-relaxant, prescribed for spasticity, or muscle stiffness. When taken orally, it needs to be taken at a sufficient dose to manage the stiffness, whilst not relaxing the muscles too much to introduce weakness. The advantage of the Baclofen Pump is that the drug is administered intrathecally, to where it is needed. This means that the dosage can be a lot less than the oral option, which may reduce the risk of introducing weakness. It would be useful to have a chat with your Consultant, to understand what he wants to achieve with the Baclofen Pump option.

R-F-J

@R-F-J

I am currently taking Baclofen in tablet form. works most the time, not aware or not offered a pump version. Hope you get the answers you need.