I finally got the "down low" on spasticity from my new PT. I used to think that spasticity was a good thing - really liking watching my legs move. I now know that there are other, better ways to get my legs moving.
I am already taking 120mg of Baclofen daily and my soon to be fired rehab doc (another story completely) has talked about increasing it further. All my research shows that 80mg is the maximum recommended dose. When I asked her about using the Baclofen pump instead, she told me she would not consider it because if my history of depression because the pump could cause depression. How on earth could taking micrograms instead of milligrams of medication possibly cause depression? She had me on Valium 2mg at night for two weeks and it helped with the spasticity. She DC'd that when she agreed to give me back Trazadone which I take for insomnia - not depression. Neither of those two drugs should be taken with Baclofen. Nor should Norco or Robaxin, both of which I take.
My spasticity caused me to hit my head on the Giger bike and fall off another bike while transfering back to my chair in my last two days of therapy. Something has got to give.
I welcome all your thoughts and comments.