On May 8th, I posted about having finally transitioned over from taking Baclofen to a new med Requip. I was very excited about the possibility of having found a med that not only quieted the right leg & arm spasticity at night, but also aided in my sleep, without waking the next day feeling like I was a walking zombie!
Well last week I had a major “stroke moment”! I completely forgot to keep track of how many of the new pills I had and ran out! So for two nights, I had to fall back on my Baclofen.
This little Faux Pas did a few things: 1) I realized how groggy and “out of it” the Baclofen made me feel, 2) Even though it made me sleepy, I was still waking SEVERAL times each of the two nights with painful muscle contractions and spasms. Sleep, wake, sleep, wake. And 3) I WILL NEVER FORGET TO CHECK MY SUPPLY OF MEDICATIONS!
I was exhausted by day two when I was able to get a hold of the doctor and get my Rx refilled!
I am finally back on track and today I woke feeling WONDERFUL, rested and ready to go!
Although I have found that taking 3 tabs of my new med with 1 Baclofen seems to give me more relief than just taking the Requip alone. I will give this a week, and then try to just take the Requip alone. If I can, it will be great as the price for Baclofen, even with insurance, has skyrocketed here in the West.
I will report back on this.