Spasticity Drugs: No Luck

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Re: Spasticity Drugs: No Luck

Postby PointsNorth » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:21 pm

@Jack - that pretty much sums it up! When it was mild, slow-release magnesium worked for me. Not so much since it has worsened.
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Re: Spasticity Drugs: No Luck

Postby jackD » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:50 pm

PointsNorth wrote:@Jack - that pretty much sums it up! When it was mild, slow-release magnesium worked for me. Not so much since it has worsened.


Thanks for your comments - I still take magnesium because it prevents night/morning leg cramps. I take "magnesium citrate" at night because it also has a good laxative effect when taken a high dose.

I am also taking Zanaflex 4 mg three times a day. I find that a half a pill every 3 hrs seems to work however I do nap a lot and I must not take it if I am going out to shop.

It also reduces my high blood pressure. Since I am retired I must plan my outside activities around taking these meds.

I wish they had something better that was much less sedating.

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Re: Spasticity Drugs: No Luck

Postby PointsNorth » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 am

@Jack. I use a slow-release magnesium by a company called 'Jigsaw'. I find it easier on the bowel and it allows you to take more if you need to.

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