So after being taken off Tizanadine due to raised ALT’s my spasticity consultant has agreed that I can trial Sativex.
I’ve tried Baclofen in the past without any positive improvements.
Apparently its a 6-8 week monitored trial that must show improvements before being offered a further trial, and then if improvements have continued the consultant will authorise my GP to continue with prescriptions.
The initial prescriptions can only come from this consultant.
She also said that I must still have monthly blood tests carried out whilst trialling Sativex, but didn’t say what these test would be looking for ?
With the Tizanadine it was liver function, but with Sativex I’m not sure.
My ALT level at the moment is 70, it had reached 388 on the Tizanadine, so it still needs to drop into the “normal” range of between 29-41 before I can start the Sativex, but at least it’s dropping back in the right direction, albeit slowly.
I also have to keep a diary, starting from now, before going onto the Sativex and all the way through the trial, so that comparisons of my MS symptoms can be made.
The impression I got was that significant improvement needs to be seen otherwise a permanent prescription wont be authorised.