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Leg Cramps In Both Legs Same Time
I have really bad leg cramps ever night. I have tried every thing I know to do. It is several times a night in both legs at the same time, knees down?
Don't forget veins: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 70% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. Although there are many other possible causes, as others have said, if you have any visible veins in your legs, you should see a venous specialist (phlebologist) for help. ...Read more
Why is it that I get horrible leg cramps in the back of both legs and all my blood work comes back normal?
Are severe nocturnal leg cramps sign of any illnesses? Both legs affected. Just switched from Soma to flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) b/c daytime fatigue. Want to avoid Soma
Could be.: Many medications can cause cramps, so talk with your doc about the meds you are on first. With nocturnal leg cramps, i'd probably do some basic blood work to check for anemia, as well as your potassium and other electrolytes, thyroid and kidney function. And good for you for wanting to avoid soma (carisoprodol). At the risk of incurring corporate pharmaceutical wrath - I've found it to be an awful medication. ...Read more
I keep getting leg cramps up to 4 times a day, I keep drinking, lost weight and my vision is blurry?
I have an old injury on my left leg which was operated upon when I was 10 years old. Same leg cramps up at times in the night. What should I do?
Leg cramps need care: Too little information to determine if there is a connection with old injury, but the good news is that leg cramps can be treated. Common causes are lack of hydration, low iron, calcium, potassium, or overuse due to gait abnormality. Ge to your doctor for a check up and be sure to tell about the priorminjury so this can be checked. Periodic limb movement can look, like this as well. ...Read more
Only at bed time I have extremely painful leg cramps and pain on the left side of my thigh and my right knee no matter how I lay or what I try?
Cramps: One thing that you might want to start in addition to stretching, etc is proper hydration and taking a daily multi-vitamin. Another suggestion, try a gentle heating pad. These are just suggestions, if your symptoms do not improve dramatically you should have a hands on physical exam from a medical professional. ...Read more
2 years ago I got severely overheated at work with major leg cramps, now I get cramps in my left leg all the time, why is this, how can I stop rhis?
Bf is 2 mos. S/p r hemicolectomy (open). Severe leg cramps wake him several times nightly. No leg swelling. He hydrates & eats fruit. What can he do?
He may need: To consider a muscle relaxor, like cyclobenzaprine, at night. I would have him talk to his doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Started baclofen10mg a week ago. Cerv spondylosis, noct. Leg cramps. Will I see greater benefit of this dose over time? Some + effect, intermittent.
Can increase dose:
When used as part of multi-modal pain medicine regimen, baclofen is pretty effective.
max dose is usually 80mg. Day.
if it is helping you, I would recommend talking to your doctor and asking for safely increasing the dose.
it may cause sedation and in renal disease the effect of medication is increased - so exercise caution ...Read more
I been having trouble with leg cramps at night the doctor gave me flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to take but the half the time it still does. What can I do?
Have had my period twice in one month three months in a row am tired all the time and feel nautous a lot have leg cramps at night tubes tied not prego?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause. Since your tubes are tied there are many options to help with painful, heavy or irregular periods. Discuss with your obgyn ...Read more
34 weeks pregnant. Work full time at an embroidery shop 8 hours on foot should I switch to part time? Since ive been getting leg cramps and tired.
I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Was 2cm dilated and 75% effaced last week. Lost mucus plug and had bloody show yesterday. Light spotting today. Leg cramps today and pelvis pressure. Hospital time?
Contractions?: You do not mention in your question whether or not you have had timed interval uterine contractions or not. Call your treating OB MD for a definite answer. ...Read more
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 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
Pain meds, including:
A muscle relaxer, or massaging the calf, or standing on a cold floor. One or the other of these would work for you.
See your pcp to get investigated as to why you are getting the cramps, as there are some causes that could be diagnosed, and then corrected.
Good luck, happy holidays. ...Read more
Some causes of cramp:
low potassium, magnesium and calcium, dehydration, kidney and thyroid disease, peripheral vascular dx, muscle injury, over using of muscles, medications incluidng statin, Antidepressant, birth control pill, sitting or sleeping on a hard surface for long time, restless leg syndrome, please talk to your doctor for evaluation
ypu can try Tonic water with quinine 8 oz at night. ...Read more
Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on concrete floors, sitting improperly, pregnancy, alcoholism, dehydration/electrolyte imbalances, parkinson’s, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism) and meds (diuretics, statins, beta agonists). ...Read more
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
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