Reply To: newly-diagnosed — night pain
Update: the doctors added Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine), as well as a sleep aid (trazodone) to my bedtime meds and it seems to have worked. I have slept 6-7 hours each of the last three nights without waking up in the middle of the night with pain. When I do wake up, there’s usually some pain. The doctors have changed my dose of baclofen to three scheduled doses spread through the day. The early morning dose of baclofen helps to head off some of the pain. So I do have some discomfort when I get up in the morning, but usually with time and a little physical activity, the pain completely subsides within an hour or so. And, most importantly, I get a good night’s sleep.