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A 64-year-old male asked:

Why do i get leg cramps every night?

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Dr. Shelly Sethi
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Leg cramps: Hi. This could be a magnesium deficiency, b12 deficiency , iron deficiency or even dehydration. Try taking these vitamins and I would suggest getting your blood checked. Thank you, Dr. Sethi
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Why is it that i get leg cramps almost every night?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
See your pcp: Difficult to say without examination. I would reccommend seeing your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. Your symptoms are suggestive of "restless leg syndrome " and there is effective medication available by prescription for this condition. Best of luck!
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Any explanation for why i get leg cramps almost every night?

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Leg cramp: some causes of cramp: low potassium, magnesium and calcium, dehydration, kidney and thyroid disease,peripheral vascular dx, muscle injury, over using of muscles, medications incluidng statin , Antidepressant, birth control pill, sitting or sleeping on a hard surface for long time, restless leg syndrome, please talk to your doctor for evaluation ypu can try Tonic water with quinine 8 oz at night.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Every night I wake up with bad leg cramps. What shouldi do?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Common: Leg cramps are a common problem. The cause is unknown, though. Try magnesium supplement, tonic water with quinine, potassium supplements may help. Local heat or topical rub such as bengay/icyhot or voltaren (diclofenac) gel may be of some relief. Avoid exercise before bedtime.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do if I am getting woke up by leg cramps.?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Could be many things: Make sure you are not dehydrated, take a daily multivitamin, decrease or stop carbonated beverages. If no help see a doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have been getting a lot of leg cramps what can I do about it?

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Podiatry 9 years experience
Cramping: Making sure that you are getting enough electrolytes such as potassium from bananas in your diet for one, as well as water. If the cramping continues i would see your pcp.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2017

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