Strange question time, but I’ve just been reading a book where the doctor in question uses Baclofen to treat his own alcoholism. I know quite a lot of sufferers on here use Baclofen, particularly for Type 2 TN and atypical, and I just wondered if anyone had found it helped with addictive urges or behaviour. I suffer from Binge Eating Disorder (as well as having TN!) but I’ve only ever used standard anticonvulsants and, briefly, low dose antidepressants (not helpful). I know addiction is not a TN issue but the problems with it and the anxiety it produces certainly doesn’t help TN pain, and in my case, my TN is sensitive to sweet so my addictive eating is a very real problem for me TN-wise.
I appreciate you might not want to discuss your addictions in public! But I’m really just looking for the broadest strokes, and you don’t need to have a full-blown addiction to suffer from cravings or compulsive behaviour, so any anecdotal information, if you have used Baclofen, as to whether you found it was having a happy side effect of helping addictions would be really interesting.
I know this a long shot but I’ve always found everyone on these boards to be really game for discussing anything new and innovative so thought I’d ask!