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Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief — what could this be, what tests should my dr run?

Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief — what could this be, what tests should my dr run?

Causes are overuse: Of a muscle, muscle strain or simply holding a position for a prolonged period, dehydration. There may be associated inadequate blood supply, nerve compression, or mineral (potassium, calcium, magnesium) deficiency. Tests might include electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc), calcium/magnesium levels, iron levels, CK muscle enzyme, aldolase, ALT/AST, thyroid function. Rarely, an EMG (electromyogram) ...Read more

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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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Experiencing muscle weakness/cramps /Aches in jaw, arms, shoulders, legs (both sides) 6 days and no other symptoms what could this be?

Experiencing muscle weakness/cramps /Aches in jaw, arms, shoulders, legs (both sides) 6 days and no other symptoms what could this be?

Cramps: Such diffuse cramping of multiple muscles raises the question of deficiencies of calcium, magnesium,sodium or potassium. Your physician can order the appropriate tests in order to check for these conditions. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle cramps?

I have severe muscle cramps?

Muscle cramps: Many causes. After exercise due to poor stretching or buildup of lactic acid. Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Medications? If legs may suggest poor circulation. Smoker? ...Read more

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What is good for muscle cramps and spasms?

What is good for muscle cramps and spasms?

Hydration, stretch: In general, keep hydrated, electrolyte balance, stretch the muscles and tendons regularly. If it is excessive cramping and spasms, get checked out by your dr. ...Read more

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Why is it that I keep getting muscle cramps?

Why is it that I keep getting muscle cramps?

Many things can: Cause muscle cramps. Potassium is a common culprit as well as dehydration even at small levels. Eat plenty of fruits rich in potassium. Most common in bananas and watermelon and stay hydrated. Many other things cause cramps including cholesterol meds, sodium deficiencies, if it is severe see a doc and they can look onto it further. ...Read more

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What kinds of remedies are there for muscle cramps?

What kinds of remedies are there for muscle cramps?

Many possibilities: 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

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What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

Multifactorial: Assuming you are talking about activity related cramps, I would say that the two most likely causes are electrolyte(salts) imbalance and poor hydration. Gatorade has an excellent site for fluid replacement in relation to excercise. In general, you should be drinking 64 oz of fluid per day plus 12 oz for each hour of intense exercise. Avoid sodas and sugary drinks. Finally, ca+ and magnisium sup. ...Read more

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Is eyebrows muscle cramps normal?

No.: I am not sure what you mean by eyebrow muscle cramps. An ache around the eyes may mean you are farsighted and need glasses. Please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for muscle cramps?

What treatments are there for muscle cramps?

Symptomatic/Cause rx: The treatment depends on the cause of the muscle cramps, but symptomatic treatment to relieve symptoms can be done. Anti inflammatory&pain meds, muscle relaxants and physical therapy/message. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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" (a 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. ...Read more

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Muscle cramps bad on new water pills. Eat banana to void it?

Muscle cramps bad on new water pills. Eat banana to void it?

It could help: Muscle cramps or weakness. If you take potassium supplements, be sure that you are taking your potassium supplement correctly, if prescribed. Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist.
Or you could helped with banana. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps and should I drink water?

Muscle cramps: Dehydration has always been thought of as being a cause of cramping. However, there is increased thought that changes in neuromuscular control rather than electrolyte imbalance and dehydration as more convincing. ...Read more

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What can cause severe muscle cramps and stiffness in both calves?

Lack of fluids.: Make sure you take in plenty of water through the day. Make sure that you have enough potassium in your system, bananas are a great source. Stretch your calves well nightly. ...Read more

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What gels can I put on my muscle cramps (in calf) to relieve pain?

What gels can I put on my muscle cramps (in calf) to relieve pain?

Gel packs wth sodium: Prevention is always best. Carrying a salty snack, like pretzels can help prevent cramping muscles. Potassium rich foods fruits, veges, dairy & fish help prevent dipping in to your body's salt supply. Drinking plenty of fluids is another prevention for muscle cramping. Massaging tired and achy muscles is an ounce of prevention for leg cramps, it keeps your muscles in top shape & condition. ...Read more

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Does alcohol play a role in increasing or worsening muscle cramps?

Does alcohol play a role in increasing or worsening muscle cramps?

Yes, indeed: Alcohol leads to dehydration & hypoglycemia both of which can cause muscle cramps. If you're using alcohol, be sure to stay well hydrated & eat frequent small amounts of food to stave off the hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Are dill pickels good for muscle cramps? Or is only the vinigar in pickel juice?

Neither: It depends on what kind of muscle cramps you are talking about but vinegar or pickels have not been found to help. If you are on medication that can make you lose potassium, then sometimes eating potassium rich foods can help. But recently, there is more evidence that magnesium might help mucles cramps. (talking about the charlie horses that wake you from sleep). ...Read more

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I am hypertensive and taking hydrochlorothiazide, I experience muscle cramps and frequent muscle pulls?what should be done?

I am hypertensive and taking hydrochlorothiazide, I experience muscle cramps and frequent muscle pulls?what should be done?

Drink orange juice: The cramps are likely due to a low potassium level. Sometimes the diuretic you take can cause a low sodium level too. You need to have a blood test as soon as possible to check those blood levels. Most of the time, taking extra potassium as pills or high potassium foods is needed. ...Read more

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Past few days waking up with bad muscle cramps in the armpit and Brest area. Pain continues throughout the day only not as severe. Quite bad at night?

Muscle cramp causes: Muscle cramps can be caused by many things — overuse/increased activity, muscle strain, being low on fluids, being low on electrolytes like potassium, calcium or magnesium.
It is common for cramps to happen at night and those muscles to be sore the next day.
If things like resting those muscles, heat, stretching or drinking more fluids don't help an examination can evaluate for local problems ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle cramps?

Muscle spasms: If there is not an underlying disease that causes the cramping it can be treated with hydration, electrolyte replacement, use of magnesium oxide. ...Read more

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What can be done for muscle cramps?

What can be done for muscle cramps?

Stretch, hydrate: Muscle cramps causes are not always well understood. A regular stretching routine of the muscles that cramp can help. Make sure you are hydrated well, drinking at least 64 oz. Of water daily. You need to add in electrolyte-containing beverages if a heavy sweater, particularly during exercise. Quinine has been shown to help some and is most easily found in tonic water. Try 1-2 glasses/day. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having random muscle cramps?

A possible cause: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% 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. Tired muscles or an electrolyte imbalance can be a cause. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more