My partner has been sent an appt for an Evoked potential test. The Nuro has asked him to stop taking his Baclofen (he takes 60mg a day) for a week before the test. He also takes Amatriptaline 3 times daily. We are dreading a week without the Baclofen as it helps so much with the spasms and stiffness.
Has anyone else had to stop medication for this procedure?
Also hew has not been told how to wean down the dose as the directions state not to stop abruptly! His GP is more than hopeless and really does not seem to care so asking for advice there seems a waste of time!
Many thanks for any insites.
[/quote] ////////////////////////////////////////// Has he already been diagnosed with MS? I cant see why they need to stop but then maybe it will interrupt with the test results. I have had two VEP tests these are the two things got my diagnosis in the end the last one was worse then the first, and clearly showed demylination bilaterally which indicated I was progressing over time, as my first one was in 2008, the last one late 2015. but i dont remember being asked to stop drugs but to be fair i dont take anything. can you not contact your neuro secretary. Or pharmacy. Is baclofen a drug that has to be weaned down then? Oh crikey just been reading about it. this is the reason i dont take anything for my MS, these drugs are a nightmare to get off. It certainly states you should not just stop them. I would want to know why he is having potential tests, talk to pharmacy, and try to get hold of the neuro.