l tried Baclofen and Tizanidine - but did not like the side effects - they both made me feel so weak and feeble that l thought l would never be able to stand-up on my own again. Stretching exercises are ideal - especially the Yoga/Pilates type - and Tai Chi is another one to help with balance. l find it best not to sit down for long - l keep moving - even eat breakfast and use the lap-top standing up. My GP did prescribe Sativex for me - this worked well - l mainly only used it before going to bed - as it is when l am in bed that my spasticity is at its worse and prevents me from getting a good nights sleep. Now the senior partner in the GP practise as stopped my doctor from prescribing it. My neurologist is all for Sativex and wants me to have it. Now l am waiting as this neuro is leaving and a new one is taking his place - and apparently he is wanting to see me when he starts in October. He will have to get funding for the Sativex. This neuro does specialise in MS - which will be the first time in 30yrs l will have the chance to meet someone who knows his stuff. The neurologist’s secretary said that there are a few of us who were on Sativex. So its fingers crossed.
Do you take vitd3 and also magnesium - as both these supplements help with pain - just google them. l take 10.000ius of Vitd3 and 750mg of magnesium daily. lt certainly helps with restless legs.
Patricks website is worth looking at - and Patrick - l did buy the Topro Olympus rollator - and every day l find a new use for it.
Being so well balanced - l can carry the washing basket on it out to the line. AND - l can put a full watering can in the basket to water the tubs - and go down the garden to my chickens with water and feed. l am very impressed.