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    gut and back spasms

    I've been having abdominal and back spasms for some unknown reason (perhaps related to my back and shoulder issues is one suggestion - I have no infections.) The former make my constant queasiness worse. I'm taking 10 mg. baclofen 3x daily, and occasional zanaflex, but the latter is very short-acting.

    Any suggestions?
    Alan

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    Alan,
    When I get the symptoms you describe,I'm aggravating my Autonomic Dysreflexia.
    Do you have AD? Lack of sleep or excessive sleep issues? Do you monitor your vital signs? Do you take any anti-cholinergic medication? I believe that excessive catecholamine production (speculation on my part) is responsible for my lack of sleep, muscle spasticity issues.

    Joe

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    Hi,
    I would agree to check those things above out. AD can definitely prsent in those ways.
    Are you in a therapy program with good ongoing stretching and ROM? This is important.
    Has the queasiness (sp??) increased iwth certain meds? Are your bowels
    and bladder being fully emptied?

    AAD

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    Has your diet changed? I get back and abdominal spasms frequently, but they seem a bit worse if I eat a lot of sugar. (Actually a lot of things get worse when I eat a lot of sugar, which is why I'm trying to replace candy with sugarless gum - kind of like nicotine gum for quitting smoking!)

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    My diet is still a mess due to abdominal pain - I have always had trouble eating. I have increase in the central pain sensations of scraping and throbbing, and that seems to worsen the queasiness. Stress over my mother, and the always worsening pains, doesn't help. I get ranged and stretched, but only one aide knows how to do leg range, so it isn't as often as I'd like. No anticholinergic meds. Vitals are okay. I've actually been getting sleep.
    Alan

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