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Cerebral Palsy board

Hey guys!

I am 42 with spastic L hemiplegia. I get BOTOX shots to relieve spasticity, and I take ti****dine (zanaflex), which works rather well for me. I was offered baclofen but they (docs) decided that the sedative effects would be more of a negative effect than the good the drug would do for the spasticity.

I wasn't sure that the zanaflex was actually doing anything after taking it for a year. I went off of it and quickly found out that yes it was infact controlling my muscle spasms. I went right back on it. I take it at night and don't get too many problems with the sedative effect. I would say that side effect isn't really there for me.

But like the other posts have stated not all drugs are for everyone as each case of CP is very unique.