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gabapentin and muscle pain

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Apr 2 6:20am | Replies (260)

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@mfobrien36

A couple of things that helped me with leg cramps at night was sipping a bottle of Schwepps (without the gin) tonic. It has minimal amounts of quinine. As you’re probably already aware, you need to be sure you’re getting enough water. I keep some by my bedside and while it triggers a trip or two during the night to the bathroom – not having leg cramps is worth it. Also triggering leg cramps for me is the unconscious stretching – it’s almost out of my control – the stretching, I mean.

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@mfobrien36

I recall a doctor telling me once that one cause of leg cramps could be a low oxygen level, so I should do deep breathing. I tend to be a shallow breather.

Jim

Thanks Jim. I am on a BiPap machine at night. So maybe that could be it at night. I have started having them during the day now too!

Thank you for the information. I know I don’t drink enough water, my daughter is always telling me that. I do keep water by my bed, because I wear a BiPap mask and my mouth gets dry. And yes, I do get up 2-3 times for bathroom trips plus the times with the leg/foot cramps. Not tried the Schwepps (without the gin) yet. Why not?