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Can Too Much Calcium Cause Leg Cramps
Having random leg cramps and shoulder cramps, tingling , pain. Other than magnesium and calcium what could cause? What should I get checked for?
Neuropathy: this sounds like a small fiber sensory neuropathy, or a degenerative process of the sensory fibers, or the fiberst that are responsible for sensation. causes included a viral etiology or an autoimmune disorder such as lupus. I would see a neurologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...Read more
I am low income and need to get some calcium tablets for brusing and leg cramps, I cannot afford the vitamin on my ssi. Any help for me thank you?
Can I try 3-4 TUMS for severe leg cramps while on Prednisone? I do take multivitamin & a Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium supplement. Have OA. Any harm?
Possibly: TUMs may affect the absorption of other medications. Also if they have calcium in them you do not want to go above 1,500 mg of calcium a day because of the risk of kidney stones. Also you said you have OA and we typically do not use Prednisone for that condition. Please make certain of your diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cramps are common: A muscle cramp is a involuntary contraction of a musle, especailly common of the legs and feet. Most commonly caused by hyperexcitability of the nerves that stimulate the muscles. Can also be the result of an injury and vigorous activity. Dehydration and electrolyte, element imbalances can also be causative factors. Simple stretching lengthens the muscle and stops the contraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: Tired muscles from heavy exercise, prolonged standing/working on them. Abnormalities in potassium, calcium, magnesium, dehydration, venous disease (venous insufficiency), poor arterial circulation can result in rest pain which some describe as cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrolyte imbalanc: Leg cramps can be cause by several things. However, the most common cause is electrolyte imbalance and or dehydration. Make sure you are hydrated and i would make sure you take a calcium supplement. If this does not help consider trying a magnesium supplement. If nothing else helps there is a product called 'crampy legs' which usually helps. ...Read more
Sometimes i get horrible pain from leg cramps that wake me up. What causes them and what can I do to help me relieve the pain?
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