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I had posted before that my Internal Medicine specialist had prescribed 60 mg's of Mirtazapine at bedtime primarily for sleep. He also prescribed 900 mg's of Gabapentin and 60 mg's of Baclofen daily for what he was calling "Fibromyalgia symptoms." I was experiencing pain in my sternum, back, arm and leg, mostly on the right side of my body. I since paid for an entire spine MRI and it showed spinal stenosis, disc bulging and bone spurring primarily on my cervical and lumbar spine. The Internal Medicine specialist basically said that the MRI results weren't that bad and was not causing any of my pain. If anything, he cited that the MRI showed that the pain should be on my left side but not severe enough to be a problem. Again, "you have Fibromyalgia." Anyways, long story short; he placed me on the above medications to help with the pain and sleep problems associated with said pain. Things were much worse on the medications. As a result, in the last six weeks or so I have cut the above medications down as follows: Mirtazapine - 60 mg's to 15 mg's at bedtime - Gabapentin - 900 mg's to 300 mg's per day - Baclofen - 60 mg's to 15 mg's per day. If it were possible, the pain, muscle spasms and have gotten even worse since tapering off of these medications. Not only pain but painful vibrations and muscle spasms and tremors that run up my spine into my cranium. Also, down my right shoulder into my chest, arm and leg. A lot of spinal rigidity starting about twelve hours after my last dose of Mirtazapine which was also occurring while on the 60 mg per day dosage. The muscle spasms also run across my chest and affect my voice. The Ear, Nose And Throat specialist said all looked normal and to see a Neurologist. I'm on the waiting list and it won't happen soon in our socialized medicine system. Could it be side effects from the Mirtazapine, Gabapentin or Baclofen that have caused some of these new symptoms? Or, is it possible withdrawal symptoms from any of the medications? A mixture of the drugs side effects and withdrawal? The three drugs prescribed as they were seems like overkill to me from what I've read since. My GP is of little help and I've dropped the Internal Medicine specialist. It's driving me over the edge..., seriously! Thanks for any thoughts and advice.
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