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A 42-year-old female asked:

From time to time i have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. can it possibly be ms and/or parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
MS and Parkinson's: would be remote considerations compared with more common causes given the medication list and current conditions. Check labs first.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Likely cramps: See your internist and address your back pain, and obesity. An exercise program may be beneficial, and OTC supplements containing magnesium, calcium, and zinc might also help. Nothing mentioned so far would have me concerned regarding MS or Parkinson's disease.

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MK
A 42-year-old female asked:

From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. I'm afraid from MS and/or Parkinson's Disease. What can it be? What to test?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Check Mg++ / K+: If either is low you can get muscle cramps. Additional tests would include kidney function, thyroid function. assessment of circulation in the legs, EMG-NCS and possibly an MRI of the lumbar region. Rule out the obvious first ( on HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) )
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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