I have been prescribed baclofen 20 mg for severe muscle spasms in my shoulders and back that are due to 2 disc herniations in my cervical spine.
I am pretty sure that my pharmacy only gave me 30 pills instead of 60 this month. It's the only explanation I can think of for having not enough of the prescription to last the month despite taking the prescribed dose only. CVS denies that this could have been possible (and acted like I was a pill fiend or something when I asked, ugh!)
My spasms do not resolve with baclofen - I still have awful spasms and pain. It simply makes them more manageable. I only have a few days left of the medication and will have to wait until March 20th to refill again. I started taking 10 mg instead of 20 to help extend how many days of the medication I have left, but it's still only a few days. Having read about the withdrawal syndrome with Baclofen, I'm very scared. Even if I cut my dose, I experience increased spasticity in my shoulders that is so painful I feel nauseous from it.
I would like to go off baclofen eventually altogether, as I am planning to try to get pregnant in the next 6 months. So I feel that maybe I should just stop taking it altogether right now since I have no choice. But I am very scared of the withdrawal and pain I'm experiencing. Does anyone know how long the withdrawal typically lasts (after taking 20 mg for 2 years), or have advice of what I should do in this situation, or if stopping abruptly will be dangerous at this dose?