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I'm hoping someone with experience with this medicine can share their experiences, or whether someone in the know can help me.
Almost 4 years ago, as a result of an unprovoked assault I suffered quite a severe brain injury. I was in a coma for 3 months and had to learn to walk and talk again. Although I do have some remaining problems with my balance and speech I have recently decided to get into shape by exercising and working out. One problem I have, although not too serious and more of an annoyance is Ataxia, which is basically shaking either when I stand up, or sitting upright.
I decided to give some muscle relaxers a try, because I was told it may help with my shaking. The medicine is Baclofen. I've only been taking it a few days, but after reading up on it, I made some quite worrying discoveries. Working out is quite important to me, and I have managed to work up quite a physique, which is something I put quite a lot of effort into now. I have read that Baclofen works by reducing muscle spasticity AND muscle tone. Therefore, will taking this medicine eventually cause muscle atrophy? If this is the case, I would probably stop taking it, as I have managed without it fine. I wouldn't want to work out, just for the medicine to 'waste' it all way.
Hope someone can help me.
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