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Stoughton, MA
A 39-year-old female asked:

Severe bilat hip pains in bed. excruciating colicky bilat leg cramps. had 6yrs ago. admitted . tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 / 800 ibu /elavil no help.

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
There is a lotTo: Dissect through. Did they find a source 6 years ago? How long have u been on elavil (amitriptyline)? Have u been sleeping well prior? Clinching or grinding teeth at night? It seems as if u have had many studies. Elavil (amitriptyline) is a good antidepressant for pain but i would consider asking about a low dose benzodiazepine at night; it helps sleep, restless legs, muscle spasm, teethclinching at night, etc. Good luck.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: The hip pain could be bursitis. The leg cramps could be from pinched nerves or it could be an electrolyte abnormality. See your doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Julie Holmon
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Leg pains: Leg aches or cramps which occur only in bed may be due to restless leg syndrome. There are medications available by prescription for this condition. There are many other causes for leg cramps but would usually also occur during the day.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014


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