Here’s a new cerebral palsy update video where I talk about pain, hospital appointments, Baclofen and more!
You may have seen on social media that I finally took the plunge and started taking Baclofen a couple of weeks ago. It’s basically a muscle relaxant my consultant prescribed me quite a few months ago to help with the increasing number of bad cerebral palsy days I was having.
She told me it was something I could basically start and stop taking as I need to because it would be out of my system within a few hours. She suggested a I started on a smaller dose twice a day, but I could increase that to three times a day if needed. She also suggested an amount I could up the dose to if necessary.
More and more often lately, I’ve been finding myself going to bed at night, not because I’m tired, but because I feel in need of a good stretch.
I’ve gone to bed mostly so that I can lay down on my front or my back and ease a lot of the tension in my muscles, which I’ve noticed has been getting worse at night lately.
When I went to see my consultant a few weeks ago, she suggested that I try a muscle relaxant called Baclofen to see if this helps. I’m hoping that it will, but I’m going to try it out for a short while at first to see how I find it before I commit to it long term.