My neuro did NOT prescribe me Baclofen.My GP did.
As I have had no confirmation I have MS until today,even though the neuro did not say I had it,but my GPs kept saying oh I seen you have been diagnosed with MS.
The Neuro prescribed Amitryptyline 10 mg at night,due to me becoming very ill and one of my doctors came for a home visit and tripled the meds to 30 mg,again this was done via my GP and NOT the neuro.Then a visit to my doctors again they were upped to 40 mg per night.Plus co-codamol given to be taken when needed.
Then my physio recommended Baclofen and NOT the Neuro,I telephoned my GP and they sent a prescription straight to the chemist for 10 mg three times a day.Then another visit to my GP and the Baclofen was doubled to 20 mg three times per day.
And each time my GP did NOT telephone the Neuro about my meds,they were all upped and prescribed by my GP.Ok the last visit to my GP she did have to check via her book to see if she would up the dose and promptly did.
Baclofen and the Amitrityline have both helped with my fatigue but its not a cure,if I do to much house work the fatigue kicks in badly so now I only do what my body and brain allow me to then I rest.
To start with Baclofen you are advised by the leaflet to start with half a tablet 3 times per day for three days,that is 5 mg.Then you up it to 10 mg three times par day.Also your GP will monitor your progress like they did with me,arrange a visit to see your GP 3-4 weeks after you start taking Baclofen,they will then reasese your progress.You may feel a little sicky when you first start taking it,if these symptoms do not go then tell your GP.
To take Baclofen you cannot just stop taking it you need to be weaned off it,if you feel realy unwell or sever sideaffects then ring your GP ASAP...
Start with a small dose and see how you go if your still fearfull the GP can advise you more.Even your chemist.
I am now feeling a little better with my medication I still have real bad days and days were I struggle but I can go forward with this now.