Spasticity?

Posted by aarniek @aarniek, Apr 7, 2018

I have been living in my recliner for over 5 years as this muscle spasticity keeps me from walking more than a few feet! It's due to stopping a Benzo with a 5 week taper and 3 neurologists have done nothing for me! Anyone find something to help?( I even had Botox and it did nothing)

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in reply to @hopeful33250

To be honest I can't tell you. I had the shot and felt no difference, I was told to continue my pills as normal. After 4 hours I was released from the hospital and told to return for a follow up and report on the test on Jan. 23rd. Have seen no relief from pain since the test. Am planning on see the rehab Dr. on Jan. 29th to get his ideas on rehab to stop Spasticity. Sorry I have nothing new to report.

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I never heard of Benzo but I have been on Requip for years, which is for restless leg. It stops the cramps but does nothing for spasms.

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@sharonalllen

in reply to @hopeful33250

To be honest I can't tell you. I had the shot and felt no difference, I was told to continue my pills as normal. After 4 hours I was released from the hospital and told to return for a follow up and report on the test on Jan. 23rd. Have seen no relief from pain since the test. Am planning on see the rehab Dr. on Jan. 29th to get his ideas on rehab to stop Spasticity. Sorry I have nothing new to report.

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I'm sorry that you were not able to find relief, @sharonalllen. Keep looking for answers and advocating for yourself.

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@sharonalllen

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I never heard of Benzo but I have been on Requip for years, which is for restless leg. It stops the cramps but does nothing for spasms.

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Valium,Ativan,klonipin are examples of benzos ,mostly given for anixiety

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