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All test are negative why am I still having pregnancy symptoms all except morning sickness and leg cramps, its been 2 1/2 weeks took test 24 and neg.

All test are negative why am I still having pregnancy symptoms all except morning sickness and leg cramps, its been 2 1/2 weeks took test 24 and neg.

Health Class: Your symptoms do not in any way represent pregnancy. You have tested 24 times? Perhaps you should take a few minutes to learn that true early pregnancy is ASYMPTOMATIC until the fetus is big enough to make HCG and have a placenta. That means 'early' signs are not pregnancy but something else, usually. Leg cramping, a sign of the last weeks of pregnancy is not early pregnancy. Ever. ...Read more

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Legs Cramping (Definition)

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


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Can metformin 1500mg daily cause leg cramps in the early morning?

Can metformin 1500mg daily cause leg cramps in the early morning?

1500: 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

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What is the best home remedy for terrible leg cramps, at nite or early morning hours?

What is the best home remedy for terrible leg cramps, at nite or early morning hours?

Try Tonic Water: Try drinking a glass of tonic water in the evening. Tonic water contains a small amount of quinine, and is sometimes helpful for leg cramps. You can find this in the soft drink isle of the grocery store. If you are on medications that effect electrolytes (especially diuretics), you should have this checked. ...Read more

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My legs are very stiff when getting up in the morning, but is sometimes better as I move. At first no pain, now pain. And leg cramps. What might it be?

My legs are very stiff when getting up in the morning, but is sometimes better as I move. At first no pain, now pain. And leg cramps. What might it be?

First...: Try eating things that have potassium, such as a banana, drink plenty of water. Try doing some stretches, learn some yoga poses and do some of those poses every morning and before going to bed. Try all of these things first and if the symptoms continue then I recommend seeing a doctor so they can make a proper diagnosis and further help you from there :]. ...Read more

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Second trimester, experiencing leg cramps in the morning when u wake up in bed, is this normal, and what can I do to prevent them.

Second trimester, experiencing leg cramps in the morning when u wake up in bed, is this normal, and what can I do to prevent them.

Electrolytes: Blood electrolytes such as sodium and potassium can sometimes be unbalanced during pregnancy. Make sure that you are eating fresh fruit containing potassium such as bananas. If the cramping continues contact your treating OB MD. ...Read more

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6/24/13 began taking generic prinzide/zestoretic started having leg cramps every morning and what I think are palps should I worry? Hist: hbp tachy

6/24/13 began taking generic prinzide/zestoretic started having leg cramps every morning and what I think are palps should I worry? Hist: hbp tachy

Side effects: Cramping, irregular heartbeats are side effects associated with the taking of your medication. Consult your physician who gave you the medication should your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Having trouble with foot and leg cramps bad at night, woke up this morning with stiff muscle aching. Not feeling well, sleepy potassium 3.5 thyriod ok?

Having trouble with foot and leg cramps bad at night, woke up this morning with stiff muscle aching. Not feeling well, sleepy potassium 3.5 thyriod ok?

Difficult problem: Your magnesium level should be checked.
Trying over the counter magnesium is an option even if your level is normal, also although not well understood Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg (antihistamine) works great for night (nocturnal) leg cramps.
Also if not contra indicated for you your md may also try Diltiazem a calcium channel blocker at night. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps?

What causes leg cramps?

Leg cramps: 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

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Leg cramps possible cause?

Leg cramps possible cause?

Overuse in activitie: Overuse, dehydration, lower back problems, edema-swelling of legs. ...Read more

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What can I do for leg cramps?

What can I do for leg cramps?

Go see your doctor: Review your medications w/your doc after telling her/him what bothers you. Any diuretics (water pills)? These can upset your electrolye balance leading to cramps. We used to recommend quinine for leg cramps but it's not easily available, nor inexpensive these days. You could try drinking tonic water, perhaps. Stretching is always helpful. Make sure no swelling in affected leg. ...Read more

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What can I do for leg cramps?

What can I do for leg cramps?

When does it occur?: If while walking, could be a problem with circulation or a arterial blockage. May also be from dehydration. If at night in bed, may be attributed to low potassium and/or magnesium. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Why do I get leg cramps at night?

Why do I get leg cramps at night?

Very common: The majority of leg cramps simply occur from muscle deconditioning and overstretch, mostly occurring at night, and respond to stretching "toes toward the nose". Rare causes: low calcium or magnesium, neuromyotonia, restless leg syndrome, some drugs, familial, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, strenuous exercise and some very, very rare neuromuscular diseases. ...Read more

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What can I take for my leg cramps?

You can take...: ...yourself to the doctor so (s)he can find out WHY you have leg cramps. Probably benign, but could be serious. Do you ask, "How do I get rid of that whining noise my car makes? " or do you take it to a mechanic to find out what's causing the noise so that he can fix it? Same for your body as for your car: First diagnosis, THEN treatment. Always. ...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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How can I stop painfull leg cramps?

How can I stop painfull leg cramps?

Fluids/diet: When are they occurring? During exercise, after exercise, daily activities, at night when sleeping? Cramping can have many causes but some basic things you can do to try to relieve them are staying well hydrated and watching nutrition. Bananas are great for the potassium and so you might want to try eating these. ...Read more

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Why do I get leg cramps every night?

Why do I get leg cramps every night?

Leg cramps: Hi. This could be a magnesium deficiency, b12 deficiency, iron deficiency or even dehydration. Try taking these vitamins and I would suggest getting your blood checked.
Thank you,
Dr. Sethi

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What's the best way to end leg cramps?

What's the best way to end leg cramps?

Water, vitamins: First, make sure you are drinking enough water and eating a healthy, balanced diet and taking supplements as needed. If you are dong all these things but still getting the leg cramps visit your doctor for an evaluation. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...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 can I do about painful leg cramps?

Cramp your style: Before you can do anything about leg cramps it is best to try to find the cause. Not always an easy thing to now. Are the cramps in the calf? These are typical. Can be caused by overuse, positional, low calcium, potassium, dehydration just to mention some. You must consider back problems and even the side effects of some drugs. It is probably best to see a physician for help wading thru it all. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on causes leg cramps?

What's your opinion on causes leg cramps?

Sugar: Sugar usage can do this. I am a aware of a person that will get bad leg cramps at night if they have any sugar containing foods after 4:00 pm that day. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause major leg cramps?

What conditions could cause major leg cramps?

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 more

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What can I do to alleviate nocturnal leg cramps?

What can I do to alleviate nocturnal leg cramps?

Another possibility: I agree with dr. Gordon, but would add another possibility: chronic venous insufficiency. Many docs & patients are unaware of the association between chronic superficial venous insufficiency (faulty valves leading to increased pooling/pressure in leg veins) and chronic leg cramps. A board-certified phlebologist (vein specialist) can evaluate such issues. Minimally-invasive procedures may help. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps and how can you cure them?

What causes leg cramps and how can you cure them?

When does it occur?: If while walking, could be a problem with circulation or a arterial blockage. May also be from dehydration. If at night in bed, may be attributed to low potassium and/or magnesium. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do about waking up with leg cramps?

What should I do about waking up with leg cramps?

See your doctor: If this happens more than once a month, you need to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What's good things to do for leg cramps to go away?

What's good things to do for leg cramps to go away?

Many: Can try potassium or magnesium. stretching. Need to get to the source. Is it vascular, related to electrolytes or non specific cause? ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting woke up by leg cramps.?

What to do if I am getting woke up by leg cramps.?

Could be many things: Make sure you are not dehydrated, take a daily multivitamin, decrease or stop carbonated beverages.
If no help see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get leg cramps almost every night?

Why is it that I get leg cramps almost every night?

See your pcp: Difficult to say without examination. I would reccommend seeing your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. Your symptoms are suggestive of "restless leg syndrome " and there is effective medication available by prescription for this condition. Best of luck! ...Read more