Baclofen pump hernia discal lumbar – building up a tolerance to medication

As I age, I am more susceptible/reactive to moving air too, "my" seat in our living area is under an a/c vent, and when it kicks in it affects me roughly. I have taken to wearing long sleeve shirts in the hernia discal lumbar house for this reason, even in tx summer. The coolness is part of it, but just the moving air of a ceiling fan will hernia discal lumbar get me too.

I have had a pump for about 15yrs. I have not dialed down, but did get dialed down. Last pump change, I’m on my 3rd, they were worried that the old pump was not doing hernia discal lumbar it’s job, I am very high level of baclofen, at 981/day, and they were worried I might overdose with that setting hernia discal lumbar on the new pump. So they set the new pump for like 200 out hernia discal lumbar of the gate. Man, I had spasms and bad tone like the old days hernia discal lumbar and I quickly got them to reset to my level. I have been at this level for many years w/o changing, so even though that was a big jump down, it kinda showed that I have not built up a hernia discal lumbar tolerance, and still needed that level but no more.

One thing you could try, I have a gadget called the PTM(patient therapy manager), it talks to the pump and gives you a bolus hernia discal lumbar shot when you feel like you need a little extra. It is setup by your provider as to how many hernia discal lumbar X/day, how big a dose/per bolus, etc, so you can’t overdo your meds. Comes in handy at times.

As I age, I am more susceptible/reactive to moving air too, "my" seat in our living area is under an a/c vent, and when it kicks in it affects me roughly. I have taken to wearing long sleeve shirts in the hernia discal lumbar house for this reason, even in tx summer. The coolness is part of it, but just the moving air of a ceiling fan will hernia discal lumbar get me too.

I have had a pump for about 15yrs. I have not dialed down, but did get dialed down. Last pump change, I’m on my 3rd, they were worried that the old pump was not doing hernia discal lumbar it’s job, I am very high level of baclofen, at 981/day, and they were worried I might overdose with that setting hernia discal lumbar on the new pump. So they set the new pump for like 200 out hernia discal lumbar of the gate. Man, I had spasms and bad tone like the old days hernia discal lumbar and I quickly got them to reset to my level. I have been at this level for many years w/o changing, so even though that was a big jump down, it kinda showed that I have not built up a hernia discal lumbar tolerance, and still needed that level but no more.

One thing you could try, I have a gadget called the PTM(patient therapy manager), it talks to the pump and gives you a bolus hernia discal lumbar shot when you feel like you need a little extra. It is setup by your provider as to how many hernia discal lumbar X/day, how big a dose/per bolus, etc, so you can’t overdo your meds. Comes in handy at times.I’m in the 900 range too. Haven’t heard of the PTM. Will check into it.

I am getting my baclofen pump replaced ahead of schedule hernia discal lumbar because of the nature of the spasms. Of course, increased spasms does not necessarily indicate a pump failure. But it wasn’t spasms as much as it was tone, which was like one continuous spasm. Tone was so bad, I could hardly bend my legs. On top of that, I had spasms so strong that I thought I may hernia discal lumbar snap another bone (femur snapped off at the neck 14 years ago because hernia discal lumbar of a spasm). Funny thing was that it got worse when lying down hernia discal lumbar and I got relief from sitting. It’s usually the other way.

Doctor did a special test. There is kit they have to remove the baclofen from hernia discal lumbar the catheter. When they did that, they found some air bubbles. They ran some diagnostics and came up with a code hernia discal lumbar they couldn’t explain. Medtronic (manufacturer of the pump) thought the problems could have started after an MRI, which I had recently. Went up 10% on the baclofen dosage and all was good immediately after hernia discal lumbar then. It’s just my speculation, but maybe a pump – like other electronics – sometimes just needs a reset. Otherwise, why would I get immediate relief?

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