I was diagnosed with MS 5 years ago after having some issues with foot drop and a weak knee. I was given baclofen by the neurologist. I was prescribed a half 10mg tablet a day but was never explained what this medication is for.
My leg became better over the following 6 months due to a course of HBOT, regular pilates and regular swimming. A year after my initial diagnosis i visited the neurologist who downgraded my diagnosis to RRMS. The neurologise also advised that I take the baclofen on a self prescribed basis, as and when I see fit.
After having good health for several years taking half a 10mg tablet of Baclofen on a fortnightly basis, my symptoms flared up this year. I had optic neuritis. At which point I felt that I perhaps should increase my doseage of baclofen. I started taking a 10mg baclofen tablet every day. Now my legs feel like jelly and I am struggling to walk. I have little or no control of my knee and hip.
I feel that I have increased the dose of baclofen too much but am afraid of suddenly stopping. I have read that one should be eased off baclofen. is this true? What are the side effects of stopping suddenly?