I was prescribed Baclofen after diagnosis, to control my leg & arm spasums. But dont take it as i find a few (low alcohol), beers instead at night relaxes me, controls spasums, picks me up mentaly and helps me sleep. I dont want to rely on alcohol every night as it makes me feel like crap in the morning …so i did a quick 2 day test:
For two days i drank as normal, felt ok, chatty, perked up, gave me motivation to do some small jobs round the house, even managed to put the washing out on the line, brought it in & went to bed, no spasums, fell fast asleep… no probs, but woke up slightly hung over.
The next two days i didnt drink any alcohol, but took the baclofen instead after food and just before bed as prescribed, to control the spasums. OK, no spasums… but my energy levels had gone, i found myself just sitting and staring into space, had no desire to talk to anyone or to get up and wash the pots. I felt like jelly. THEN… whilst picking up a sock from the other days washing to put it in the draw, my legs gave way, i fell to my knees, blacked out and nose dived into the chest of draws… badly grazzing the left side of my face. Hardly got any sleep coz of the pain, the spasums returned, I woke up with a very swollen face and blooded pillows… id have prefered the hangover.
Maybe Baclofen works in different ways for people, but it reminded me why i wont take it. Its to much of a muscle relaxent for me. So tonight ive had a few beers instead… just to be on the safe side, to numb the pain & to ready for a good nights sleep