7 patient evaluations for Baclofen taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis' with a side effects rating of Moderate

Barbeczak
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Barbeczak
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Sep 17, 2014 (Started May 15, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started at ½ tablet 3x daily for 2 weeks, then 1 tablet, then 1½ tablet, then 2 tablets. At this point, I barely had strength to transfer from wheelchair to bed, to commode, etc. Bladder and bowel control became non existent also, requiring 3-4 changes of clothing daily. I dropped back to 1½ tablets 3x daily and problems of fatigue disappeared.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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life well lived
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life well lived
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: none
I am: b
I have:
MS

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May 23, 2012 (Started May 20, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It gave me sudden periods of intense sleepiness. I was unsafe driving and twice needed the wake up bumps on the side of the road to make it home from work in the afternoon/early evening after taking baclofen the night before. The drowsiness hit in waves from mid morning on through the day, and baclofen was the only change in my meds/routine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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possma
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possma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 24, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have no problems taking Baclofen, but am always mindful how it affects my mobility - which is NOT positive! I find taking a drink of AllCalm before bed much more beneficial for spasms, or restless leg syndrome. It is a Magnesium Citrate drink and works almost straight away! EXCELLENT! It does not affect my mobility.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Sleepiness, Staggering walk

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Sep 04, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wouldn't be surprised if this drug was causing some of us to be in a wheelchair - but what do you do with spasms? I find that Magnesium Chelate (All Calm) works wonders! However, you have to boil water and who wants to get out of bed in the middle of the night? Thats when I have to resort to Baclofen!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Sleepiness, Staggering walk

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amygtz
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amygtz
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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nursefairy
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nursefairy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jan 9, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 6, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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biggie72
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biggie72
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Dec 17, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle spasms: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Talk to you Doc as soon as you feel these effects. They Get worse as time passes.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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gmp1968
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gmp1968
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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May 29, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Balance worsened, Pressure headaches

Nov 3, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It really makes my balance more unsteady in addition to feeling pressure in my head
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Balance worsened, Pressure headaches

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