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can a spinal stroke be artificaly caused by a intrathecal bacolfen pump?

By Anonymous May 23, 2011 - 12:11pm
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the only details i can give is the fact that i am having problems with my vision an at the base of my neck also!

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post and welcome!

According to this source, the risks of using the pump are:

An adverse reaction to anesthesia
Bladder control can be altered, causing loss of urine unexpectedly
Pump malfunction: If the pump malfunctions, it may deliver too much medicine at once. In that instance, you will develop symptoms such as drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, insomnia (difficulty falling and/or staying asleep), lightheadedness, nausea, constipation, vomiting, loose muscles, trouble with vision, coma, respiratory depression, seizures, dry mouth, double vision, decreased concentration, diarrhea, or delayed responsiveness. Should this occur, go to the nearest emergency room immediately. A doctor can give you a drug called physostigmine to counteract baclofen.
Kinked catheter: If the catheter becomes "kinked," surgery may be necessary to replace the catheter.

I have not come across any information that leads to discussion about the risks of a spinal stroke. If you are having visual problems and neck pain, contact your doctor straight away. As you read above, problems with vision are a listed side effect.

Please keep us updated!

May 23, 2011 - 12:40pm
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