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Sudden Increase In Spasms (Very Violent Ones)

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#1 jbridges9

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:31 PM

Hia
I am a recent SCI T3 complete and had spasms about a month or so after injury And was put on 10mg Baclofen three times a day and they have been pretty calm since.

About 2 wks ago my spasms came back and got progressively worse over the next few days. We found out that I had a urinary tract infection and that was what was causing the spasms. I was put on an antibiotic and after a couple days the spasms subsided for the most part. Friday night my legs started spasming and on Saturday they became very bad, almost like when I had the infection.
I was still taking the antibiotic until last night.

I've checked for sores and other pain stimulus and nothing.U
no symptoms of still having the infectioaln either.

Also yesterday my nerve pain increased like I wasn't on medication for it. It has subsided mostly todsy but spasms have not.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

#2 wheeliebear75

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:04 AM

Helping as to something that will make it go away......eh....so-so outcomes with "the right pain management system", what al lthat means for YOU I'm not sure. Scroll through the pain managment section & have a read as to some of the solutions ("band-aid" for a gunshot wound really) members use for pain & spasms & see if any of it works for YOU.

I have bounts here & there & sometimes it's just a matter of needing to lay down & get stretched & curled & stretched again, other times it's getting warm enough.

But you are far from alone in the frustration of dealing with it. :hug:
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#3 brockit79

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:44 AM

check your bowels and for ingrowing toe nails.

I get increased neuropathic pain and violent spasm if my bowels are sluggish and/or impacted. I have to take softeners and laxatives to keep things moving :(

My consultant told me, only last week actually, that a UTI can make bowels more sluggish than usual, as will antibiotics.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:09 PM

Before blurring the ground with mixed medications, I'd suggest you carefully observe your activities and keep checking your body for anything that might be triggering the spasm. It could be some particular food or drink, or lack of exercise or cushion problem, or wrong fitting shoes or room temperature or...or...

It can take years sorting out the subtilties of the behaviour of the SCI body. For instance, in the last few years my spasm has eased off quite noticeably. I've increased my physical activity but I think it more likely the result of meditations I was doing...then again I'm eating much better with lots of veggies. As I said, look for subtilties.

If it is upsetting you then maybe consider anxiety as a contributing cause. It can take a long time to sort out but finding your own solution rather than a quick-fix medication is a far better outcome without the burden of side-affects. Also, remember that spasm is exercising the muscle to maintain tone and pumping blood through your extremities.

Your doctor might like to consider kidney stones, broken bone, etc.

Good luck and if you find a solution let's shake on it.

Edited by nomis, 25 June 2012 - 11:13 PM.

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#5 Scrappy

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:41 AM

Hia
I am a recent SCI T3 complete and had spasms about a month or so after injury And was put on 10mg Baclofen three times a day and they have been pretty calm since.

About 2 wks ago my spasms came back and got progressively worse over the next few days. We found out that I had a urinary tract infection and that was what was causing the spasms. I was put on an antibiotic and after a couple days the spasms subsided for the most part. Friday night my legs started spasming and on Saturday they became very bad, almost like when I had the infection.
I was still taking the antibiotic until last night.

I've checked for sores and other pain stimulus and nothing.U
no symptoms of still having the infectioaln either.

Also yesterday my nerve pain increased like I wasn't on medication for it. It has subsided mostly todsy but spasms have not.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I don't know if this has been said but stretching and good range of leg motion helps with spasms
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#6 Tetracyclone

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

It is possible that the bug has already become antibiotic resistant. Get tested again! Given the reason for onset this is most most likely cause.


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