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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)

Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...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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