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How do i stop leg cramps at night? leg cramps at night

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sometimes: Over the Counter Diphenhydramine (eg Benadryl) will help. Speak with your PCP for "stronger" Prescription medications. Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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How can I stop painfull leg cramps?

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Dr. Keith Joe
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Fluids/diet: When are they occurring? During exercise, after exercise, daily activities, at night when sleeping? Cramping can have many causes but some basic things you can do to try to relieve them are staying well hydrated and watching nutrition. Bananas are great for the potassium and so you might want to try eating these.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on concrete floors, sitting improperly, pregnancy, alcoholism, dehydration/electrolyte imbalances, parkinson’s, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism) and meds (diuretics, statins, beta agonists).
A 55-year-old female asked:

Why do I get leg cramps at night?

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Many reasons..: You may be dehydrated or over exercising. You may have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. See your doctor and have an evaluation.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do I help stop leg cramps.?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Review meds, exercis: It depends on what is causing them. Lots of reasons exist for leg cramps, including medications, electrolyte problems, vascular problems, etc. If it is from a cholesterol drug called statins, then sometimes stopping or changing the medicine can help. Other times, over the counter medicines help, like naproxyn or ibuprofen. Coq-10 is a supplement that can help. Exercise may help too!
A 57-year-old female asked:

Why do I hv bad leg cramps so often at night?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several reasons: Poor blood or clot, vitamin deficiency, dehydration, over use syndrome.

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