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MUSCLE SPASMS Symptoms and Causes

Angina is chest pain or discomfort you feel when there is not enough blood flow to your heart muscle. Your heart muscle needs the oxygen that the blood carries. Angina may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in your chest. It may feel like indigestion. You may also feel pain in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back.

Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common heart disease. CAD happens when a sticky substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, reducing blood flow.

There are three types of angina:

  • Stable angina is the most common type. It happens when the heart is working harder than usual. Stable angina has a regular pattern. Rest and medicines usually help.
  • Unstable angina is the most dangerous. It does not follow a pattern and can happen without physical exertion. It does not go away with rest or medicine. It is a sign that you could have a heart attack soon.
  • Variant angina is rare. It happens when you are resting. Medicines can help.

Not all chest pain or discomfort is angina. If you have chest pain, you should see your health care provider.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Husbnd is a 15 yr. stroke survivor who had a baclofen pump since about 2001. It was replaced Nov. 2009 and nothing but trouble... passing out, weakness, falling, etc. 4 ER trips and not one dr. ever mentioned b

I had a devastating experience with this drug. I had been using Flexeril for back and neck pain but found it no longer as effective. I asked my doctor if there was something stronger. He prescribed Baclofen. Having not read the label carefully, m

I have been taking Metoprolol tar 25mg for the past six year my muscles have been hurting. If I set for a while its hard for me to get up and get moving. But Im in constant pain daily. It's been eight month since I stop taking them and im s

I have experience hads spasm,diziness,headaches,shallow or hard breathing,slepiness,pain in the side (new)

I just had my first shots of xolair 2wks ago. within the first few days I had some spasms in the right side of my back. i also exoerienced spasms in my left hand within those same few days. since then my left eye has been twitching every day.

I too had a nasty bite from baclofen.I had a craving for alcohol and was on 10 mg TID.I took 90mg at once. within one hour I feel like i was on shrooms! Very vivid CEVs(closed eyed visuals) and some ope eyed visuals(OEVs).Actually I enjoyed this.But

Just was looking around and saw your post. We experienced a very similar situation with our child. Was the pump just installed?

<b><span style='font-weight: normal;'><b>After 6 weeks of oral lamisil I experienced</b>eczema, muscle weakness, asthma, bloody bowels, lower abdominal pain, dizziness, extreme f

muscle cramping when in a dead sleep

I just had the infusion two days ago (1/19/10) and was surprised with the intensity of muscle pain the day after the treatment. My pain was localized to my rib cage, neck, shoulders and upper back. In addition I was very fatiqued...slept most of

I started taking this medicine geodon 40 mg once a day. Then i notice i was blinking a lot. Then i started having eye muscle spasms several times a day.Now i have to go to the eye dr.I stop taking the medicine. Til I see what the dr.says.

I was having frequent leg cramps. They worked their way from my foot up to my thigh. I just thought it was from stopping the use of muscle relaxers ( for a serious back and neck problem). I had forgotten about them and never mentioned it to either

I am having cramps, muscle pain, memory loss, I have been on Revlmid for about 1 year. Does anybody else my age have this disease, I am only 46 yr woman.

one 10 mg pill cuased presure in thechest bad muslespasms in the back think past doses has sent me skizzo

<b>Describe Your Pravastatin Experience Here:</b> I have been on 20 mg since Jan. And have been having muscle pain in the back of the thighs? Has anyone felt muscle pain in that area. Don't know if it is from medication or exercise

I received an injection close to my shoulder blade June 16, 2010. Three months later, I have an indentation and my health care provider has indicated that perhaps the muscle has scare tissue and the indentation and disc

<span style='color: #808080;'><b>I experienced severe neck spasms the day after receiving my second shot of Gardasil. It's been 2 days with no releif. The doctor did not inform me of the side effects in fact she said '

MUSCLE SPASMS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Safety Study of 3 mg/mL Baclofen Injection (Intrathecal) Using A Programmable Pump
Condition: Severe Spasticity
Intervention: Drug: Gablofen® 3 mg/mL (Baclofen injection)
Outcome Measures: The rate of inflammatory granulomas in patients given 3 mg/mL Gablofen® (Baclofen injection) 3mg/mL by the intrathecal route of administration.;   Overall safety of 3 mg/mL Gablofen® (Baclofen injection) given by the intrathecal route of administration
2 Recruiting Preventing Alcohol Withdrawal With Oral Baclofen
Conditions: Alcoholism;   Alcohol Withdrawal
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen
Outcome Measures: Alcohol withdrawal severity as measured on CIWA-AR (Clinical Institute for Withdrawal Assessment) scale;   Total benzodiazepine dose required
3 Not yet recruiting Oral and IV Baclofen in Adult Volunteers
Condition: Baclofen Withdrawal Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Oral Baclofen;   Drug: Intervenous Baclofen
Outcome Measures: oral bioavailability;   Area Under the Curve From Time Zero to Extrapolated Infinite Time [AUC (0 - ∞)];   Plasma Decay Half-Life (t1/2);   Maximum concentration (Cmax);   Tmax;   assessment of sedation;   Ataxia;   Nystagmus;   blood pressure
4 Not yet recruiting Dose Escalation Study of Intravenous Baclofen in Healthy Adult Volunteers
Condition: Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous Baclofen
Intervention: Drug: Intravenous Baclofen
Outcome Measures: Safety assessments;   Maximum Concentration(Cmax);   AUC(0-inf);   Plasma Decay Half-life (T1/2)
5 Not yet recruiting Action of Baclofen Capsules in Spasticity Due to Multiple Sclerosis
Condition: Spasticity
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen dose 1;   Drug: Baclofen dose 2;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Primary efficacy outcome: Improvement in Ashworth score;   Spasm frequency;   Nighttime awakening score;   Clinical global impression of change;   Subject's global impression of change
6 Recruiting Baclofen Effects in Cigarette Smokers
Condition: Nicotine Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: fMRI response in the ventral striatum/medial orbitofrontal cortex during smoking cue exposure;   Urine cotinine;   Cigarettes smoked per day
7 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Baclofen ER Capsules (GRS) in Subjects With Spasticity Due to Multiple Sclerosis
Condition: Spasticity
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen ER Capsules;   Drug: Placebo GRS
Outcome Measures: The primary efficacy outcome is the proportion of subjects who become a treatment failure during double-blind randomized withdrawal;   Determining the safety profile when administered over >12 weeks;   Subject Global Impression of Severity (SGIS)assessment
8 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of High Dose Baclofen for Alcohol Dependence
Condition: Alcoholism
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Mean % Heavy Drinking Days;   Mean % Abstinent Drinking Days;   Anxiety level based on Spielberger Scale for State Anxiety
9 Recruiting Baclofen Effects on Marijuana Dependence
Condition: Marijuana Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Behavioral: Psychosocial;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Change in brain and behavioral responses during reward and inhibitory tasks at fMRI 1, fMRI 2, and fMRI 3; A composite measure
10 Recruiting A Clinical Evaluation Of The Safety Of Baclofen Er Capsules (Grs) When Administered Once Daily To Subjects With Spasticity Due To Multiple Sclerosis (Ms): An Open Label, Long Term, Safety Trial
Condition: Spasticity
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen
Outcome Measures: No. of participants with adverse events;   No. of participants with adverse vital signs;   Number of participants with adverse laboratory parameters
11 Not yet recruiting Preventing Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome With Oral Baclofen
Condition: Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Prevention of Progression to Severe Alcohol withdrawal;   Reduced Severity of alcohol withdrawal (measured be SEWS score);   Reduced benzodiazepine administration in treatment group
12 Unknown  Baclofen as Add-On to Standard Treatment of Alcohol- Dependent Patients
Condition: Alcohol Dependence
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen (as add-on to standard treatment of alcohol dependence)
Outcome Measures: clinical efficacy and safe side-effect profile of Baclofen in patients suffering from alcohol dependence;   an improvement of the quality of life and associated psychosocial variables such as self-perceptions
13 Not yet recruiting A Study of Baclofen ER
Condition: Cocaine Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen ER;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Urines positive for benzoylecgonine (BE), (a metabolite of cocaine)
14 Unknown  Placebo Controlled Study of Baclofen for GERD in Children With Cerebral Palsy
Conditions: Cerebral Palsy;   GERD
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Symptom control;   GERD control;   side effects of Baclofen
15 Recruiting A Study to Examine the, Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics Co-Administered Baclofen and Memantine in Obese and Lean, Otherwise Healthy Adults
Conditions: Healthy Volunteers;;   Obese, Otherwise Healthy Volunteers
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen;   Drug: Memantine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via C-SSRS;   Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Adverse Events;   Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Vital Signs;   Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via ECG;   Safety and tolerability of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Clinical Laboratory Tests;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Cmax;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via Tmax;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via AUC;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via MRT;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via CL/F;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via T1/2;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of co-administered Baclofen and memantine via CLR
16 Recruiting Baclofen in the Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Condition: Alcoholic Liver Disease
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen 30mg/day;   Drug: Baclofen 75mg/day;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: alcohol consumption;   clinical markers of liver injury;   incidence of hepatic side effects;   craving for alcohol;   early termination due to side effects
17 Recruiting Baclofen for Treating Anxiety and Alcoholism
Conditions: Alcoholism;   Alcohol Dependence;   Alcohol Drinking Related Problems;   Alcohol Drinking;   Anxiety Disorder
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen
Outcome Measures: Alcohol drinking during the Alcohol Self-Administration, expressed as Standard Drinking Units (SDUs) will be measured as the primary outcome during the CR/ASA session.;   Secondary objectives include Baclofen s effects on alcohol cue-induced responses (urge to drink, attention to cues, blood pressure, heart rate, saliva), on the subjective effects of alcohol and on anxiety levels.
18 Unknown  Open Label Treatment of Severe Tactile Defensiveness With Intrathecal Baclofen
Conditions: Tactile Defensiveness;   Autism Spectrum Disorder
Intervention: Drug: Baclofen, intrathecal
Outcome Measures: Modified Short Sensory Profile.;   Clinical Global Impression of Change in Autism Symptoms
19 Unknown  Does Oral Baclofen Improve Care and Comfort in Spastic Children in Nursing Homes?
Condition: Cerebral Palsy
Interventions: Drug: oral Baclofen + placebo;   Drug: placebo + oral Baclofen
Outcome Measure: care and comport questionnaires
20 Recruiting GABA-B Receptor Function in Healthy Volunteers
Conditions: No Condition;   Brain GABA-B Function
Interventions: Drug: Baclofen 10mg;   Drug: Baclofen 60mg;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measure: EEG spectral power in theta band