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A 51-year-old female asked:

I have a charlie horse in my leg can't stand up?

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Dr. Andris Radvany
27 years experience
Get to the ER: You don't say why you are on prednisone. You could have a new compression fracture in your spine. Your electrolytes could be off. Not being able to stand up is a bit of a deal breaker and makes this an emergency.
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Dr. Joshua Marks
14 years experience
Could be: Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance increase sodium slightly and or potassium slightly on a regular basis should help.
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