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HX of anemia, blood transfusions and bleeds what can help with the nightly leg cramps? Tried xtra electrolytes, water and heat- nothing helps

HX of anemia, blood transfusions and bleeds what can help with the nightly leg cramps? Tried xtra electrolytes, water and heat- nothing helps

Find the cause and T: Muscle crams can be caused by many reasons, most often they are either due to electrolyte imbalance or unknown cause. stains(Cholesterol lowering medicines) can cause them. try to find the cause of your Anemia and treat that first. Two medicines can help(Quinine water) or CoQ10 supplements. ...Read more

Dr. James Isobe
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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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Could 800mg ibuprofen cause leg cramps?

Could 800mg ibuprofen cause leg cramps?

Prob not: Ibuprofen is not associated w/ muscle cramping. If your spasms persist see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get leg cramps at night?

Why do I get leg cramps at night?

Very common: The majority of leg cramps simply occur from muscle deconditioning and overstretch, mostly occurring at night, and respond to stretching "toes toward the nose". Rare causes: low calcium or magnesium, neuromyotonia, restless leg syndrome, some drugs, familial, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, strenuous exercise and some very, very rare neuromuscular diseases. ...Read more

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What can I do about painful leg cramps?

What can I do about painful leg cramps?

Cramp your style: Before you can do anything about leg cramps it is best to try to find the cause. Not always an easy thing to now. Are the cramps in the calf? These are typical. Can be caused by overuse, positional, low calcium, potassium, dehydration just to mention some. You must consider back problems and even the side effects of some drugs. It is probably best to see a physician for help wading thru it all. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate nocturnal leg cramps?

What can I do to alleviate nocturnal leg cramps?

Another possibility: I agree with dr. Gordon, but would add another possibility: chronic venous insufficiency. Many docs & patients are unaware of the association between chronic superficial venous insufficiency (faulty valves leading to increased pooling/pressure in leg veins) and chronic leg cramps. A board-certified phlebologist (vein specialist) can evaluate such issues. Minimally-invasive procedures may help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting woke up by leg cramps.?

What to do if I am getting woke up by leg cramps.?

Could be many things: Make sure you are not dehydrated, take a daily multivitamin, decrease or stop carbonated beverages. If no help see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that i get leg cramps almost every night?

Why is it that i get leg cramps almost every night?

See your pcp: Difficult to say without examination. I would reccommend seeing your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. Your symptoms are suggestive of "restless leg syndrome " and there is effective medication available by prescription for this condition. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do I deal with leg cramps on dianette?

How do I deal with leg cramps on dianette?

See below: If you've suffered for more than 3 cycles, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What should I give my three year old for leg cramps?

What should I give my three year old for leg cramps?

Leg cramps: Make sure child doesnt have flat feet. Flat feet can give you referred pain or cramps to the legs. Check with your doctor or a podiatrist to see if he need orthotics. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend i treat ongoing leg cramps?

How would doctors recommend i treat ongoing leg cramps?

Source: You need to find the source. In a 39-year-old, especially female, i would think venous disease. If you have a strong family hiostory, smoke, high cholesterol, etc it could be arterial disease. Otherwise, it could be an electrolyte imbalance. See your doctor and a vascular specialist. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more