Tuesday, 17 June 2014
MS and baclofen pump
My experiences with tizanidine over the last few weeks have made me contact my MS nurse. She in turn has got me an an appointment with a MS consultant, not one I have seen before but the way my movement is disappeared over the time I am just so pleased to be seeing anybody. Even getting out of the wheelchair was a real kerfuffle tonight, and then getting my legs to bend when I actually managed to sit on the stairlift was a real mission. When I last see the physio she had spoke about a baclofen pump. I am not keen but on the up side if it makes my movement better it is a no brainer. What has put me off is the pictures on Google yuk. But I am a big boy and surgery is the least of my problems. I have had baclofen tablets before a few years back and never got much in the way of benefits but the pump delivers the drug direct to the nervous system so less side effects and maximum benefit. As I said a no brained really. I will keep you all posted as to what happens, he may have something else in his armoury or maybe that's just me being hopeful.