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I get muscle pulls when asleep at night. What causes them?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Restless leg syndrom
Restless leg syndrome encompasses many issue: involuntary movement; crawling tingling feelings, and cramps.
Deficiencies in magnesium, potassium are causes and may help, particularly if you take a "fluid" pill. Calcium may help too. But there are several medicines that work quite well that your doctor can prescribe, if you do have restless leg syndrome.

In brief: Restless leg syndrom
Restless leg syndrome encompasses many issue: involuntary movement; crawling tingling feelings, and cramps.
Deficiencies in magnesium, potassium are causes and may help, particularly if you take a "fluid" pill. Calcium may help too. But there are several medicines that work quite well that your doctor can prescribe, if you do have restless leg syndrome.
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