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Leg Cramp With Fever
Today I had a near drown experience in a river bc of leg cramps. 6hours later I have a slight fever and body aches. Is this from over exertion or?
You may have aspirated into your lungs.
Please see ER M.D. for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hi, I'm worried that I might have yellow fever. My symptoms: cold&normal fever, nausea, leg cramps, tiredness, upset tummy, blood in feces, runny nose?
What to do for a scorpion bite? Symptons since have been feeling weak. Loss of appetite, nausea, cold sweats, leg cramps, feverish
Almost 36w pregnant, nausea followed by vomiting, lower leg cramps, tummy tightening, and back pain... Plus constant heartburn. Labor? Flu?
Low WBC count and low platelet 4 years b4...now stomach pain, loss of appetite, petike, leg cramp, flu symptoms, ....symptoms of which disease? Suggested?
Leg Cramps: Leg Cramps can be caused by many conditions with the most serious being blood clots. So, any cramping that does not go away, with or without leg swelling, should be immediately checked out. Yet most leg cramps are due to muscle fatigue, dehydration, or spinal disease with nerve hypersensitivity. And, there are even more minor causes like deficiencies of certain minerals, etc. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
Usually they happen at night. Most often it is a nerve compression in the Lumbar spine. Back pain may or may not be present. Certain sleep positions cause pinching of these nerves. I recommend sleeping on your stomach with 1-2 pillows under pelvis
Many Americans use walker and wheelchairs as they get older because this condition causes atrophy of the leg muscles and affects the ability to walk. ...Read more
Not??: Cramps are a conundrum. Proposed causes are all neurologic including spinal stenosis, hyperventilation and GOK-God Only Knows. We do not know the causes. Eecent article suggested that confusing your nervous system by eating very picky food may help. Breathing in a paper bag may also help. Docs do not know everything.. . yet or ever. Oh yes, overuse can also be trigger so the heels might do it. ...Read more
Possibly: High doses of Hydrocortisone et al. May be associated with lowered serum calcium, potassium, & magnesium levels, which may lead to leg cramps. The condition is usually self-limiting & requires no treatment (unless the steroid is continued). However, mineral supplementation (calcium citrate, potassium citrate, magnesium) may ease the discomfort. ...Read more
Check your electrolytes as well as your kidney and thyroid function, check blood supply to legs, avoid injury to muscle (overuse of muscle and hard exercises can cause cramp), make sure you don't sit or sleep on a hard surface for long period of time, stay hydrated, med (statin, depression pills can cause cramp)
see your provider.
you can try Tonic water with quinine 8oz at night. ...Read more
Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more
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
Restless leg syndrom: Are you describing uncomfortable need to move around, maybe pins & needles or bugs crawling, that's relieved once you get out of bed? Or true muscle cramp, presumably in calf? Former might be restless leg syndrome while latter might be due to electrolyte imbalance. Talk to your family doctor in more detail. S/he can order some simple blood tests & offer some options. Not sure what's in singapore. ...Read more
Maybe: All statins including zocor (simvastatin) can cause muscle pains, usually proximal muscles such as thighs or arms, and usually bilaterally. If you have this, check your ck blood test with your primary care doctor to rule out a more serious complication and try to stop it to see if the symptoms disappear - they always do in case of statin associated muscle pain within 1-2 weeks of stopping the medication. ...Read more
Lack of flow:
If good collaterals have formed, symptoms of leg swelling and pain may not occur or may only be mild. However, in some people collaterals do not get very large and can,
therefore, not carry all the blood needed to drain the legs or arms; this then leads to chronic leg or arm swelling, pressure and pain. ...Read more
Unheard of, specif -:
Ically by me. Cannot think of any connection between the 2, except irritation of the nerves in the pelvis by the full bladder. If that happens, I am sure its very rare, as the full bladder will be relieved, much much before the cramps can occur. I have never heard of this, though.
Maybe a urologist could educate us. ...Read more
Water & stretches: Are you drinking your 2-3qts of water each day? Do you stretch before you walk your 15 min each day? If not, give it a try. If so, check in with your doc. ...Read more
# of reasons: Leg cramps occur because of tired muscles (standing long periods, workout), low potassium, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease (pad), and the trigger may be simply stretching in bed. Try stretching exercises, ice massages to area of cramping. Evaluation of your leg veins by a phlebologist (physician who treats venous problems) may be next step. ...Read more
Nocturnal leg cramps: This may be nocturnal leg cramps. The best treatment for this is quinine, but now the fda does not allow quinine to be used for this. It is very effective for this, does have side effects, but has never had formal testing. There are a lot of medicines we have learned to use which it never had formal fda testing. Unfortunately this is one we can't use anymore. Available treatment is now stretchingmaintain electrolyte balance. ...Read more
It varies.: A person may have a broken bone and not shed a tear. A person may have a muscle cramp, rub their muscle and walk it off. But under other circumstances, the break of a bone may not be tolerated. A person may not be able to even touch a cramping muscle. There is no one answer for your question. ...Read more
Firstly, metformin comes in tablets of 500 or 1000 mg and should be taken twice a day.
Your "dose" of 1500 doesn't sound right.
What are your blood sugar levels and how often are they measured?
If the levels are always OK then cut down to metformin 500 mg twice a day.
If your blood sugars are not normal please see your Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Replenish fluids: Muscle cramps can be a symptom of dehydration due to the bodies inability to transfer needed electrolytes in and out of the muscles. Water is critical to fluid and chemical balance in the body. When replacing fluids in the body remember water or sports drinks are best. Caffeinated drinks have a diuretic effect and can result in more fluid loss. Tonic water can also be helpful. ...Read more
Goes into a spasm -: Like into a knot, causing the person acute pain/discomfort till it starts to stretch out (by meds, or massage, etc.). It can result from an injury to the muscle, a bone or a joint; lack of calcium is sometimes thought to be responsible for it; but generally no specific cause can be found for it, except when its from an injury. ...Read more