28 patient evaluations for Baclofen taken for the purpose of 'Stiffness/Spasticity' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

Jazz1982
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Jazz1982
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jun 26, 2014 (Started Jun 23, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started off with a low dose of 5mg, 2 times a day and after 3 days increased it to 10 as per the doctors instructions and the sadness I went through was so intense and constant for 1 day. I stayed in my room for 2 days because I needed to recover from the day of intense negative feelings. It wasn't normal.

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survivrgrl
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survivrgrl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 22, 2013 (Started Apr 10, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Baclofen helped relax me before bedtime.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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TysabriSept08
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TysabriSept08
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jan 21, 2013 (Started Jun 22, 1984)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ALSSUX
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ALSSUX
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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May 29, 2012 (Started May 21, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel like I have a bit less stiffness/spasticity. I think a slightly higher dosage may be more effective; will talk to dr about it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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KwazyKelli
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KwazyKelli
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 5, 2012 (Started Jan 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i ended up taking 20mg 4x daily for spasticity and clonus. it wasnt enough. I have spasticity throughout my entire body but legs were worst. I relied on some of it to stand or walk, but it didnt help having such stiffness. So now have the pump. I have a UTI, so some stiffness has returned, but only take 10mg at night. it will cause fatigue when you first start taking it, but follow your prescription and stay on it, your body will become used to it and you wont have the fatigue.
Side effects: Fatigue, Fatigue

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I felt fatigue at first, just kept taking it as scheduled, and my body got used to it, so fatigue went away it helps loosen my body up as i have spasticity all over. can definitely tell when i forget a dose, i get stiff all over again.
Side effects: Fatigue, Fatigue

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Izzibath
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Izzibath
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Jan 7, 2012 (Started Sep 28, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I discovered that taking benedril for alergies had more anti spasum benefits.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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D.K. Calkins
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D.K. Calkins
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Jul 15, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

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wysiwyg
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wysiwyg
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 5, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take one at night and one in the morning...but the time I notice most spasticity is when I first get out of bed in the morning...so I feel that it really does not benefit me much. I suppose I could set the alarm for a few hours before I get up and take one in advance?!?!? Whatever.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness, Muscle weakness, Staggering walk

Jun 25, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't really notice any difference from before I started taking this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness, Muscle weakness, Staggering walk

Jan 12, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm still not sure this is doing much for my spasticity/stiffness. I do know that if I take it too often it makes me really sleepy. I have not really experienced any other side effects that I can think of.
Side effects: Sleepiness, Muscle weakness, Staggering walk

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faeroe347
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faeroe347
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Jan 24, 2011 (Started Jan 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seemed to make my body and muscles weaker.
Side effects: Muscle weakness

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denny/fla
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denny/fla
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Nov 1, 2010 (Started Sep 09, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it was good when I was using the walker.. but in the wheelchair I didn't see benefits and I believed it helped cause constipation.

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