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Adrenoleukodystrophy and Baclofen

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Adrenoleukodystrophy Symptoms and Causes

The leukodystrophies are rare diseases that affect the cells of the brain. Specifically, the diseases affect the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects nerve cells. Damage to this sheath slows down or blocks messages between the brain and the rest of the body. This leads to problems with

  • Movement
  • Speaking
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Mental and physical development

Most of the leukodystrophies are genetic. They usually appear during infancy or childhood. They can be hard to detect early because children seem healthy at first. However, symptoms gradually get worse over time.

There are no cures for any of the leukodystrophies. Medicines, speech therapy and physical therapy might help with symptoms. Researchers are testing bone marrow transplantation as a treatment for some of the leukodystrophies.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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

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?

Male 42 prescribed baclofen 30-60mg daily for the control of cervical dystonia, great for first week then started to get pain and discumfort in my bowels by week two i was being physicaly sick and unable to control the pain , had to stop taking the m

My mom 77 years old suddenly becomes weaksinceshe started taking baclofen..she's having a difficulty in walking and maintaning her balance..that wasnt her condition before..

My son was overdosed on baclofen, they doubled his does and then took him back down to a lower dose all in a day and a half. he started taking 5 breaths a minute, and the doctor said it was not the pump. duh i am no rocket scientest, but it

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Adrenoleukodystrophy 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.