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After 5 yrs of tamoxifen I was switched to arimadex by hcp am noticing "severe" leg cramps at night what can be the cause the exercise I'm doing?

After 5 yrs of tamoxifen I was switched to arimadex by hcp am noticing "severe" leg cramps at night what can be the cause the exercise I'm doing?

Maybe Arimidex (anastrozole): Arimidex (anastrozole) lowers your body estrogen to virtually zero. In studies, 15% of patients had joint pain and 7% had bone pain. Many of my patients develop pain in their joints or back, and some in their legs. So it could be the arimidex, (anastrozole) or it could be the exercise. Ask your doctor if a trial off the drug for a few weeks would be worth trying. That way you can know for sure! ...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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What causes severe leg cramps in a dialysis patient. Especially at night or during dialysis.?

What causes severe leg cramps in a dialysis patient. Especially at night or during dialysis.?

Fluid shifts: Most attribute leg muscle cramps during or after dialysis to the shifting of fluid out of the muscle cells as excess fluid is removed during dialysis and the body re-equillabrates. ...Read more

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What causes severe charley horses. I cannot stretch my legs because I get severe leg cramps.

What causes severe charley horses. I cannot stretch my legs because I get severe leg cramps.

Lots of things: Here you go - and this is not a complete list : poor fitting shoes, sciatica, neuropathy (many causes), lower back arthritis, certain medicines, exercising, and many others. Your physician can properly diagnose you. ...Read more

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Constant severe lower back pain and has escalated into severe leg cramps what could cause this?

Constant severe lower back pain and has escalated into severe leg cramps what could cause this?

Back+Leg pain: A combination of back- and leg pain and cramps could be due to an acute disc herniation or another cause of nerve compression. Have yourself seen by a qualified doctor and maybe have an MRI outlining the nerves and your lumbar spine structures....
Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant suffering from severe leg cramps at night. I had my varicose veins removed but I feel there coming back should I be induced early?

I am 38 weeks pregnant suffering from severe leg cramps at night. I had my varicose veins removed but I feel there coming back should I be induced early?

Need work up: You need to talk to your OB doctor, and may have to see a vascular surgeon, getting leg cramps is a concern, for dvt, or venous insufficiency, have to have, doppler venous study, rest elevation of legs, elastic stockings warm compresses will help till you see your physician (s). ...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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Can you please explain why statin drugs cause crippling leg cramps at night?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more

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Why does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or prednisone cause leg cramps at night? What nutrient do I need to prevent them? I have to be able to make them stop! So painful!

Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): This is one of the listed side effects of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). See your prescribing physician for any and all questions regarding your medications. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps in the middle of the night?

What are the causes of leg cramps in the middle of the night?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassium levels, other conditions as well should be considered. Talk to your internist or sleep physician. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?

What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?

Hydration: Night cramps in the legs are usually caused from an electrolyte imbalance. Some things to consider are getting proper hydration and electrolyte balance established. And also make sure you are doing enough stretching. ...Read more

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Could zocor (simvastatin) cause night leg cramps?

Could zocor (simvastatin) cause night leg cramps?

Maybe: All statins including zocor (simvastatin) can cause muscle pains, usually proximal muscles such as thighs or arms, and usually bilaterally. If you have this, check your ck blood test with your primary care doctor to rule out a more serious complication and try to stop it to see if the symptoms disappear - they always do in case of statin associated muscle pain within 1-2 weeks of stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Had hip replcmt 5/28. Labs drawn to find cause of night leg cramps on 7/10 showed CK Total of 275. I am a 58 ys female. This is really high. Input pls?

Had hip replcmt 5/28. Labs drawn to find cause of night leg cramps on 7/10 showed CK Total of 275. I am a 58 ys female. This is really high. Input pls?

CPK: CPK is found mainly in the heart, brain, Liver, and skeletal muscle. Inflammation and injury to either of these Organs can increase CPK level. Your value is mild to moderately high, I recommend that you recheck it again and if it's elevated then your primary doctor should look for the cause. If this test was done right after the surgery it could be just due to surgical trauma. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some causes and remedies for leg cramps in young toddlers? My daughter is almost three and she has complained of leg cramps for about a year and a half maybe. She usually gets the cramps at night and tells me that they are around her knees and u

What are some causes and remedies for leg cramps in young toddlers? My daughter is almost three and she has complained of leg cramps for about a year and a half maybe. She usually gets the cramps at night and tells me that they are around her knees and u

That: That is an unusual complaint for a child that age. I agree with her aunt that she should have blood work performed. It sounds like she is having adequate nutrition, so I would urge you to have her medically evaluated. ...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?

Overuse in activitie: Overuse, dehydration, lower back problems, edema-swelling of legs. ...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 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 causes leg cramps, and why does stretching help?

Cramps are common: A muscle cramp is a involuntary contraction of a musle, especailly common of the legs and feet. Most commonly caused by hyperexcitability of the nerves that stimulate the muscles. Can also be the result of an injury and vigorous activity. Dehydration and electrolyte, element imbalances can also be causative factors. Simple stretching lengthens the muscle and stops the contraction. ...Read more

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What causes a person to pass out from having leg cramps?

What causes a person to pass out from having leg cramps?

A pulmonary embolus: This is by no means common, but if someone had a blood clot in the leg which then broke free and traveled to the lungs it could cause that person to pass out. This is just one possible answer to your question. ...Read more

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What causes persistant leg cramps primarily in one leg (right)?

What causes persistant leg cramps primarily in one leg (right)?

Muscle irritation: Cramping comes on when muscles become irritated after heavy working, exercise, prolonged standing. A frequent cause is venous incompetence, and the leaky valves within veins allow reverse flow of blood down the legs, resulting in swelling, subsequent cramping. See www. Phlebology. Org and see a phlebologist who can help you out. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps when I start to get out of bed?

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

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more