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Charlie Horses In My Calves
Water: drink a glass of Tonic water before going to bed. ...Read more
I'm 7months pregnant and I keep waking up in the middle of the night with really bad charlie horses in my calves, what is this caused from?
Major Charlie horses in feet, front and back of calves, toes even! Nights only. 2 nights now. Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for cut is only changes. Any ideas?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Hi ChrisG18 Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa based medication and can cause cramping. You might be able to mitigate them by drinking a glass of tonic water (quinine) at bedtime, but sounds like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) may be the problem. Good luck. ...Read more
A rude awakening...: The most common reason for calf cramps is dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, certain medications, and recent excessive muscular activity. Some medications can deplete your potassium or calcium, magnesium levels. Adequate hydration would be the first thing to try. Consider a nightly gin and tonic without the gin… Tonic water contains quinine in small amounts and sometimes works wonders! ...Read more
Calf pain: Sounds like your calf muscles are cramping. Do you exercise your legs? If not then you should try doing a specific leg program to strengthen your calf muscles. You will need to do 4-5 sets of 20-25 reps of calf raises. Also i would incorporate exercises for your quads snd hamstrings and even your glutes. Progressive resistance exercises is the best way to prevent muscle problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle spasms: There are not always easy solutions, but first be certain you are well hydrated and eat good sources for minerals. This can sometimes mean a problem with calcium but that should be assessed by labs. There are other labs that can be done. Also ok to try magnesium malate in a dose of 200 to 500 mg per day, watching for diarrhea (means too much). ...Read more
At night when I go to bed I get charlie horses in my feet and legs. Why is this happening? Pls answer.
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