I’ve just started back on Baclofen after being advised by MS nurse to give it another go but I’m finding that I’m totally drained !
The starting dose was tiny, 5mg at night which I did for a week, and now it’s increased to 10mg at night, alongside my 0.5mg of Clonazapam, which I’ve been taking for months.
Is it possible the restart of the Baclofen has made me feel so weak, even at this small dose ?
Would it still be having this effect the next day, as I take it only at night at the moment, and could it be that my body needs to get used to it ?
The idea is to increase the Baclofen to 10mg, 3 times a day and possibly include Sativex as a back up if the spasticity consultant agrees to it ?
The way I’ve felt over the last few days I’m not sure that adding a dose of Baclofen during the day is such a good idea, if thats what making me feel so weak ?
I thought the half life of Baclofen was short, about 3-4 hours, so I dont really know if it is this thats causing this weak wobbly feeling, and the Clonazapam is also a tiny dose at night (0.5mg), in fact its half of what I should be taking (1.0mg).
I have read that Clonazapam has a long half life, apparently it can still be in your system 2 weeks after completely stopping it ?
Perhaps its the 2 meds together thats having this effect, even at such small doses ?
I dont think I tolerate drugs very well If I’m honest.
When I was tried on Tizanadine it threw my liver function tests into over drive, and took months, even after completely stopping it for the test to reach normal.