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A 54-year-old female asked:

Having trouble with foot and leg cramps bad at night, woke up this morning with stiff muscle aching. not feeling well, sleepy potassium 3.5 thyriod ok?

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Dr. Roberto Saez
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Difficult problem: Your magnesium level should be checked. Trying over the counter magnesium is an option even if your level is normal, also although not well understood Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg (antihistamine) works great for night (nocturnal) leg cramps. Also if not contra indicated for you your md may also try Diltiazem a calcium channel blocker at night.
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