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Had a sausage breakfast sandwich 3.5 hours ago, now feeling nauseous, a bit weak, and a little tingly in arms/legs. Could it be food poisoning?

Had a sausage breakfast sandwich 3.5 hours ago, now feeling nauseous, a bit weak, and a little tingly in arms/legs. Could it be food poisoning?

Probably not: Those are not typical symptoms of food poisoning, which would be nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, possibly fever and chills. Sausage breakfast sandwiches are not the healthiest, but I'm not sure I can blame it for all those symptoms, especially the tingly arms. What else is going on with you? Do other foods, especially fatty foods, cause nausea? Check it out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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I think I got food poisoning on v-day. I was shaking my arms and legs were numb and I was so cold, now I have a really bad pain in my side?

I think I got food poisoning on v-day. I was shaking my arms and legs were numb and I was so cold, now I have a really bad pain in my side?

Food Poisoning: You may well have contracted a virus, like norovirus (common on cruise ships and which is making the rounds around the us even without having been in a cruise), or a bacterial or parasitic infection. If you have fever and/or bad diarrhea, consult a doctor, and if you remain well hydrated and the symptoms don't clear in a few more days, make an appointment with your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Help please? I have really bad cramps. Would you say this is food poisoning?

Help please? I have really bad cramps. Would you say this is food poisoning?

Can't say why you: Are having abdominal cramps. Symptoms of Food poisoning may include nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, fever and diarrhea. ...Read more

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I just ate dinner and I had a bunch of stumach cramps. What is this? Is it food poisoning?

I just ate dinner and I had a bunch of stumach cramps. What is this? Is it food poisoning?

Stomach cramps: So far, it could be indigestion, reflux or over-eating. Food poisoning might produce diarrhea and/or vomiting. ...Read more

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Might foods high in salt content cause leg cramps while sleeping?

Might foods high in salt content cause leg cramps while sleeping?

No: Most of the time there is no clear cause for leg cramps during sleep. Foods high in salt are not good for you for many reasons, but they do not cause leg cramps. ...Read more

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I frequently have leg cramps a few days before my period. Should I be worried since it happens often? Should I ask my doc. For supplements or increase specific foods in my diet before my period? Sometimes these cramps wake me from my sleep when it's painfu

I frequently have leg cramps a few days before my period. Should I be worried since it happens often? Should I ask my doc. For supplements or increase specific foods in my diet before my period? Sometimes these cramps wake me from my sleep when it's painfu

Leg cramps: Hello. Some of my patients drink a cup of tonic water or club soda before they go to bed because of the quinine sulfate in these fluids. It is rare to find quinine sulfate pills over the counter (OTC). Some of these sound strange but work for some patients. Home remedies: eating 1Tbsp of mustard, drink apple cider vinegar, applying horse liniment etc. OTC magnesium is good for cramps AND sleep. ...Read more

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Leg pain I have leg cramps often, sometimes very painfull. One night I was up all night. About 4am I heard a pop and unberable pain for a few min. S the cramp didnot stop for 2 days.

Leg pain I have leg cramps often, sometimes very painfull. One night I was up all night. About 4am I heard a pop and unberable pain for a few min. S the cramp didnot stop for 2 days.

Leg: Leg cramps occur frequently and awaken many people. They are sometimes related to circulation problems, wearing high heeled shoes, spending a lot of time sitting and other activities that shorten the calf muscles. Doctors used to prescribe quinine for the cramps but fda no longer approves of this use. A paper in the new england journal of medicine about thirty years ago suggested leg stretches at bed-time. Stand up against the wall with one foot in front of the other and bend the front knee while keeping the back knee stiff. This stretches the gastrocnemius muscle in the back of the leg. I usually suggest calcium/magnesium tablets as well. If the cramps are in the front and back of the leg at the same time, I usually push hard on the cramped area to make the cramp stop. If you try to stretch one muscle out, the other uscle will cramp more. You may have popped some of the fibers with a severe cramp. The reason it lasted so long was that you may have had some bleeding into the muscle causing irritation. Depending on your age it also would be wise to see your doctor for blood work to check for inbalance of salts in your blood or abnormalities in calcium levels.
Good luck in resolving this really common and annoying problem. ...Read more

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How do I help stop leg cramps.?

How do I help stop leg cramps.?

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! ...Read more

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What can I do for sever leg cramps?

Consider veins: As dr. Isobe rightly said, there are many things that can cause leg cramps. However, venous insufficiency is a more common cause of leg cramps that calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium defiencies combined. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps at night in men?

What causes leg cramps at night in men?

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 more

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What causes leg cramps, and why does stretching help?

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 more

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Can sotalol cause leg pains or leg cramps?

Can sotalol cause leg pains or leg cramps?

Yes: According to the drug literature pain can occur in 2-7% cases depending on dosage. I would not change any medication that your doctor prescribes before talking with them first. ...Read more

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What to do for leg pain after 3 nights of leg cramps?

See PCP: Even though I'm a pm;r spine/pain specialist, I would personally recommend a patient see their pcp to rule out any vascular issue if the physical exam I perform doesn't look like there is any spinal issues (pinched nerves) that can quite commonly cause leg cramps.

An MRI would help to look at the spine, but your pcp may be able to do some vascular studies if they deem appropriate. ...Read more

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What should I take for major leg cramps from dancing?

What should I take for major leg cramps from dancing?

Fluids, rest, NSAIDs: Assuming these cramps are after dancing, because if they are coming while you're dancing the treatment is different and you should probably see your doctor. Any one who performs vigorous exercise, including dancing, is no stranger to muscle aches and cramps. Hydration before, during and after is important. Ice might help with pain but you should cool down first before using ice or a cold shower. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

Many causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Can high protein drinks cause leg cramps?

See your doctor: Leg cramp warrant a medical evaluation as they can be caused from some serious conditions- your md will look for dvt, etc
the high load of protein usually causes stomach cramps or GI distress, however it is possible for the very high load of protein to cause some leg cramps as well. A sports nutritionist can help you to calculate the appropriate amount of supplements needed. ...Read more

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Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Leg cramps: Low magnesium MAY be the cause of your leg cramps. Also, drinking Club Soda relieves leg cramps for some people. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can beer cure leg cramps?

Can beer cure leg cramps?

No: Beer is not a treatment for leg cramps. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in both legs?

What causes leg cramps in both legs?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I treat leg cramps in pregnancy?

Water and exercise: Leg cramps are common in pregnancy. Drink plenty of water to keep the muscle tissue hydrated. Exercise and stretch to keep muscles loose. Calcium supplementation daily. Potassium in fruits like bananas. A good massage may not prevent the cramps but it feels great. Put your partner to work. ...Read more

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Leg cramps from sitting at my job all day.?

Leg cramps from sitting at my job all day.?

A "walkabout" is due: The australians have a great idea for what you need to do at your job during periodic breaks-"walkabout. Not only will your cramps go away, but you will improve "circulation" in more ways than one and prevent blood clots from "stalled blood' sitting motionless in your leg veins the primary cause for clotting and pulmonary embolism which can lead to death. ...Read more

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Can leg cramps be a sign of a heart condition?

Can leg cramps be a sign of a heart condition?

Possibly, but: It is more likely to be potassium deficiency or other things. But you are right to be cautious and for a man in middle age "better safe than sorry" sounds right to me. So, see a doctor for a good cardiovascular checkup - it could be pad (peripheral artery disease) and an early treatment plan could save your life. Be well. ...Read more

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Leg cramps and weakness from pravastatin 80 mg?

Leg cramps and weakness from pravastatin 80 mg?

It can: Statin is an excellent drug to reduce cholesterol but like any other drugs it has side effect on of them muscle and joint pain
you should stop the medicine immediately and discuss with your doctor other options to reduce your cholesterol and keep you well and healthy
good luck ...Read more

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Any advice on preventing leg cramps/charley horse?

Any advice on preventing leg cramps/charley horse?

Magnesium!: Leg cramps are usually due to a magnesium deficiency. I would suggest 400 mg of either magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, magnesium maleate or magnesium taurate to relieve this problem. Do not waste your time with other forms of magnesium. These are available over the counter. If you take too much magnesium, you will get diarrhea. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it?

What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it?

Electrolytes: Electrolytes are not a form of illumination, rather they are ions such as sodium, potassium, etc that circulate in your blood stream that if are not in correct balance can cause leg cramps in pregnancy. Make sure you are eating potassium rich foods like bananas. I hope I was able to shed some "lyte" on this problem. ...Read more

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What can cause leg cramps in both legs in the evenings?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a multi vitamin cause leg cramps?

For what reasons might a multi vitamin cause leg cramps?

Electrolytes: There may be unrelated electrolytes imbalance. Please see a family dr. And have your blood levels checked. You may also be suffering from spinal nerve root irritation in the lower back spine giving rise to the leg cramps. The vitamins may just be a coincidence but if you are taking vitamins excessively b6 can give neuropathy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more