Severe leg cramps

Posted by Dawn, Alumna Mentor @dawn_giacabazi, Jun 25, 2016

Please someone tell me the trick to relax severe leg cramps???? Lord, they are lasting 1-2 hours, debilitating pain. Can’t walk them off. Starting behind the knees down to my toes. Some curl my toes some point them. Tried stretching, bio feedback relaxation. NO HELP!! HELP!

@bestcare

I just finished an online article about Magnesium deficiency. That is one
of the SXs. of this deficiency, besides irritability, fatigue and more.
I’m trying to remember the site. I think it was the Cancer Tutor site. a
Dr. Carol ? I’ll try to get it back and reply again

Bestcare

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I just received a reply from your post? Even though I replied to you, but
maybe you received one as well. This is in regard to your and my problem
re: leg cramps. This mans wife uses this product “Proven Old Amish
Formula” Stops leg & foot cramps in about one minute. Signed Caleb
Treeze Organic Farm 624 Ruberta Ave, Glendale, Ca 91201 818-247-9600. I
might give this a try also, but the Magnesium article, which I cannot
retrieve, was impressive. that product is at a website Remag.com Good
Luck Bestcare

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@bestcare

I just finished an online article about Magnesium deficiency. That is one
of the SXs. of this deficiency, besides irritability, fatigue and more.
I’m trying to remember the site. I think it was the Cancer Tutor site. a
Dr. Carol ? I’ll try to get it back and reply again

Bestcare

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Great article!! Will definately give it a try

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@bestcare

I just finished an online article about Magnesium deficiency. That is one
of the SXs. of this deficiency, besides irritability, fatigue and more.
I’m trying to remember the site. I think it was the Cancer Tutor site. a
Dr. Carol ? I’ll try to get it back and reply again

Bestcare

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Dawn,

Its Dr. Carolyn Dean. If you google her I’m sure you will find out about
ReMag or Magnesium in general. Hope this helps.

Bestcare

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Try tonic water. My friend who is a nurse swears by this.

Your electrolytes may be out of balance. Do you know what is causing you
to have these cramps? Mine was kidney disease.

Best wishes!! Hope you find an answer soon.

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My dad does the whole mustard thing and it works! He keeps a few packets of mustard by his bed and when he gets a really bad Charlie horse in his quads he will eat one or two and it only take a minute or so to work. He swears by it because he’s gotten cramps his whole life.

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@bestcare

I just finished an online article about Magnesium deficiency. That is one
of the SXs. of this deficiency, besides irritability, fatigue and more.
I’m trying to remember the site. I think it was the Cancer Tutor site. a
Dr. Carol ? I’ll try to get it back and reply again

Bestcare

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I was having sever leg and foot cramps and had blood tests that showed low magnesium, vitamin D, and Potassium among other things. Now I supplement with double dosses of those as well as a multi-vite and although the cramps still come it is a lot less sever and less often. I also was drinking a lot of water and my Doc recommended I cut back because I was flushing to much before my body could absorb the needed vites and minerals. Even with fortified water. Good Luck !

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Awesome!! Thank you all!! We are redrawing labs this morning. Last week all my serum levels were normal. Just very high CPK & BUN & creatine.

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@coastalgirl, I’m interested in kidney disease as a cause of your cramps. I have both, but haven’t discussed cramps with my nephrologist. How do you think I could raise that issue with her most effectively? There are so many facets of kidney disease that finding how it produces cramps is like looking for planets among the stars! Can you help me zero in on this?

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@predictable

@coastalgirl, I’m interested in kidney disease as a cause of your cramps. I have both, but haven’t discussed cramps with my nephrologist. How do you think I could raise that issue with her most effectively? There are so many facets of kidney disease that finding how it produces cramps is like looking for planets among the stars! Can you help me zero in on this?

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That’s funny you asked. The very question I asked my doctor yesterday. My GFR is now down to 52. But they keep saying no worries. I am probably the wrong person to ask about, how to approach an md. I am pretty bold. Lol My doctors never have to guess what I am thinking. But of course I am respectful but I am not always by text book so I push them to think outside the book. 🙂 Remember you pay them for a service.

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@predictable

@coastalgirl, I’m interested in kidney disease as a cause of your cramps. I have both, but haven’t discussed cramps with my nephrologist. How do you think I could raise that issue with her most effectively? There are so many facets of kidney disease that finding how it produces cramps is like looking for planets among the stars! Can you help me zero in on this?

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Good for you, Dawn! The bolder the better, especially when it comes to your health 🙂

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@predictable

@coastalgirl, I’m interested in kidney disease as a cause of your cramps. I have both, but haven’t discussed cramps with my nephrologist. How do you think I could raise that issue with her most effectively? There are so many facets of kidney disease that finding how it produces cramps is like looking for planets among the stars! Can you help me zero in on this?

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The kidneys are such an amazing organ. Their responsibilities range from removing toxins from the blood, maintaining normal blood pressure, to keeping electrolytes balanced just to name a few.
I never had a direct answer on the cramps but personally felt it was due to the lack of removal of the toxins from the blood.
I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease which led to my kidney transplant.
I would suggest trying to find out what is causing your diminished function and focus in on any and all natural ways to restore as much kidney function as possible. Read as much as you can, work with a kidney nutrition specialist, acupuncture.
My acupuncturist is working with a client that is diabetic and was in stage 4 kidney failure that is now in stage 2 and down from 3 diabetic medications to 1 medication.
I am 6 yrs. post transplant at 53 yrs old and doing well so good luck in this journey. Best wishes!!

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@predictable

@coastalgirl, I’m interested in kidney disease as a cause of your cramps. I have both, but haven’t discussed cramps with my nephrologist. How do you think I could raise that issue with her most effectively? There are so many facets of kidney disease that finding how it produces cramps is like looking for planets among the stars! Can you help me zero in on this?

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Thank you for your response. Thats very impressive journey. I have a tumor in my rt adrenal & seconday hyperaldosteronism & alot of meds to treat them. But my docs not all on the same page yet. But they’re getting there.

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@predictable

@coastalgirl, I’m interested in kidney disease as a cause of your cramps. I have both, but haven’t discussed cramps with my nephrologist. How do you think I could raise that issue with her most effectively? There are so many facets of kidney disease that finding how it produces cramps is like looking for planets among the stars! Can you help me zero in on this?

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@coastalgirl I hope you’ll also join in the discussions in the Tranplants group on Connect here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/transplants/?tab=discussions

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@predictable

@coastalgirl, I’m interested in kidney disease as a cause of your cramps. I have both, but haven’t discussed cramps with my nephrologist. How do you think I could raise that issue with her most effectively? There are so many facets of kidney disease that finding how it produces cramps is like looking for planets among the stars! Can you help me zero in on this?

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Definitely!! Thank you.

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@predictable

@coastalgirl, I’m interested in kidney disease as a cause of your cramps. I have both, but haven’t discussed cramps with my nephrologist. How do you think I could raise that issue with her most effectively? There are so many facets of kidney disease that finding how it produces cramps is like looking for planets among the stars! Can you help me zero in on this?

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Just to give you hope, i had 6% kidney function at the time of my transplant and managed to stay off dialysis with my holistic approach so stay positive and proactive.
I love Mayo’s approach because they work as a team and each physician has access to all your medical needs.
I would highly recommend Mayo to anyone with health issues.

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