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Muscle Cramping Hydroxyurea
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
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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).
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.
Safe: It's safe, but not so effective. Try stretching before bed and make sure you're well hydrated.
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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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.
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.
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.