Baclofen

Last Update May 24, 2016
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant.
Uses: Baclofen is prescribed for Spasticity, Stiffness, Nerve Pain and Cramping and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use. Read More
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Baclofen and Insomnia

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| Julie78
Anyones child take Baclofen? I'm on my 2nd trial of it with my littley but each time my 3yr old has insomnia and is awake squealing and singing and wide awake for HOURS!!!! I'm demented. The doctor says it should make her sleepy if anything but has the total opposite effect and I feel she doesn't believe me. Anyone else have the same issue? This is only with 1.5mls too!!! I am so frustrated!!!!

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| Bbub
My whole life I have always been a great sleeper and never had any issues with waking up in the night. Recently my doctor started me on baclofen at bedtime to help with my chronic back pain. I've been taking it for about 5 months, just 5 mg. I've recently stopped taking the baclofen and now I cannot sleep ever. I feel like I now have insomnia. I sleep for about 2 hours then am awake the rest of the night. It is awful. Has anyone experienced this before? Will it go away ever?
April 30, 2016
This is NOT intended as a joke or sarcasm in any way! Just the honest truth. I was originally injured in 2000 and have been on Baclofen for YEARS now. You didn't discuss your injuries , unless I missed them. But, I tend to believe the meds, compounded with the extent of injuries, change the situation. For example, I have five major issues: restless leg syndrome, extensive bi-lateral nerve damage that extends almost the entire length of my spine, which has resulted in thirteen levels of degenerative disc disease, I suffer chronic migraine syndrome that lays me out 15-25 days a month with migraines, and obviously lastly loss of cartilage and muscle from being nearly completely bed-ridden for most of 16 years. So, my range of insomnia varies WIDELY from getting two to three hours of sleep (occassional to sometimes), to the extreme of 96+ hours with no sleep until literally my body starts shutting down with palpitations and I "crash sleep" for 16-24 hours.
In answer to your questions, No. It doesn't ever go away or get better. YES. There IS an answer to beating the system. Again, this is not a joke. A sweet, tolerant, understanding, giving and compassionate mate who will PRETEND to crave you in the bedroom EVERYNIGHT. If you happen to be blessed with a once in the morning and a bedtimer, you may find that a significant amount of your med need will drop. Unfortunately, that isn't always going to happen, nor is it possible or even realistic to lay that kind of burden on the one you love. Obviously, from so many years being injured and seeing what can happen to others that abuse this to the extreme; I absolutely do not think it should ever be considered OK, to allow your loved one to take it on day in and day out every day as a method of pain-relief instead of what it was meant for as resentment and all of the cherished reasons for the reasons they wanted to help in the first place will whither away and die.

I do hope this helps in some capacity. If it works, use Baclofen and use it in the lowest dosage and with as extreme moderation as possible. The more addicted you become, the more insomnia you have, and I believe ... the less effective the Baclofen.

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