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Can muscle cramping be a side effect of taking hydroxyurea?

Can muscle cramping be a side effect of taking hydroxyurea?

Not commonly: It's not a common symptom of Hydroxyurea but Hydroxyurea can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and renal impairment which can cause muscle cramps. Not sure you have the above symptoms.

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What causes cramps or pain in the temporalis muscle?

What causes cramps or pain in the temporalis muscle?

Chewing: Do you chew gum? Do you have tmj? How long has the pain lasted? What caused the pain to start? What have you tried to relieve the pain? Best to see a doctor.

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How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

Stretching: Muscles need to be exercised. Stretching and strengthening of muscles will help them be in optimal health, minimizing cramping and stiffness.

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Will muscle relaxers stop period cramps?

Will muscle relaxers stop period cramps?

Will not stop: While it is true that some women may get some relief from use of muscle relaxants for menstrual cramps, it will not help stop it. It can be used along with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory meds which work on the prostaglandins which cause cramps.

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What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

Irritated muscles: Venous disease, dehydration, low levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, tired muscles from heavy exercise, or prolonged standing and working on legs.

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How long would muscle cramp in leg last?

Seconds to hours: Muscle cramps can last for brief period of time or longer. Key is to increase blood flow and gently stretch the muscle to stop the spasm and contraction. Simple weight bearing and massage is helpful. Drink fluids non-alcoholic is beneficial.

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Muscle cramps systemic and when asleep?

Muscle cramps systemic and when asleep?

Common problem: Nighttime cramps in those in the upper middle age & older population are very common. The cause is not well understood but is probably due to a disconnect between muscles & nerves as we age. Try stretching those muscles that cramp before bed. Make sure you are hydrating well during the day. Drinking tonic water with quinine is a home remedy. A lab check to make sure electrolyte levels are normal.

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Will muscle relaxers help menstrual cramps?

Will muscle relaxers help menstrual cramps?

Possibly: Not the first line treatment but may be helpful in cases not responding to over the counter remedies or even hormone replacement / birth control. Discuss with your doctor for options that make sense for your situation.

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Can muscle cramps be a sign of drug allergy?

Can muscle cramps be a sign of drug allergy?

Possibly: Athough any medicine can cause almost any possible side effect, having muscle cramps result from a drug allergy would be on the unusual side. That being said, the statins for high cholesterol can cause muscle pain. But that isn't an allergy. Nevertheless, I would think about other possibilities first. I would recommend seeing your regular physician.

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle cramps?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle cramps?

Start with internist: An internist is a general practitioner. Problem could be caused by medication causing low potassium, not drinking enough fluids, overusage of muscles, a muscle disease such as pmr etc. If internist can't find cause, consider a physiatrist (specialist in entire musculoskeletal system); or rheumatologist (joint and muscle diseases)., generally, drink more water, eat lots potassium rich foods (fruits).

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Why sometimes I feel bit of cramp at my calf muscle?

No definite reason: Exact cause of muscle cramps is unknown, but the theories most commonly cited include:altered neuromuscular control, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, poor conditioning, muscle fatigue, new activity. Serious muscle spasm doesn't release on its own and requires manual stretching to help relax and lengthen the shortened muscle. Spasms and cramps can be mild or extremely painful.

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Is quinine safe and is it effective for muscle cramps?

Safe: It's safe, but not so effective. Try stretching before bed and make sure you're well hydrated.

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What can I do to prevent muscle cramping and soreness?

Cramps: Sometimes cramps are from a lack of vitamin k or calcium or magnesium or water. The key is moderation, keep well hydrated, eat a banana and at the first sign of a cramp, rest, massage and relax the muscle before it goes into a severe spasm that will leave you with discomfort for a prolonged period of time...

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Is Le thin good for poor circulation and muscle cramps?

Is Le thin good for poor circulation and muscle cramps?

Misspelling?: A Google search can't find the term "le thin".might you have misspelled it?

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What's a fast way to take care of muscle cramp in calves?

Have it evaluated: When you the cramps occur. Do they just occur in bed at night or do they occur with running or walking? The answers would dictate probable causes and treatment options. Speak with a doctor.

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Could either metromine or lovastatin cause muscle cramps?

Could either metromine or lovastatin cause muscle cramps?

No, but: Metromine is chlorpheniramine, a systemic antihistamine. It does not cause muscle cramps. Lovastatin, a "statin" (an hmg reductase co-enzyme inhibitor) also doesn't cause muscle cramps but can cause diffuse, flu-like, muscle aching. Lowering the dose often relieves it. A 2 week drug holiday can help determine if it's contributing to muscle pain if you're uncertain.

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I get calf muscle cramping when I have my mennsural cycle?

I get calf muscle cramping when I have my mennsural cycle?

Try the calf stretch: If one stretches the calf muscles, one by one, by putting first the toe of one foot up against the wall and leaning into the wall, stretching that calf muscle; then switch sides and put the other toe up against the wall, then lean toward the wall, stretching the other calf. Doing multiple stretches of each calf, morning an night, might prevent further cramps.

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