Severe leg cramps

Posted by Dawn, Volunteer 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!

Dawn, its just a thought but may be worth a try. I learned from my physical therapist during my rehab from a broken hip in two places; your joints, muscles, etc. need the proper nutrients to operate he said. I was on Ensure each day among other things until EnsureAliv came onto the market. Once I used it, I have not needed anything else; since something that it has didn’t get through in the amount needed. Try it, maybe you won’t need medicine if you can find out why such components arent being absorbed.

irvkay312

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@irvkay312

Dawn, its just a thought but may be worth a try. I learned from my physical therapist during my rehab from a broken hip in two places; your joints, muscles, etc. need the proper nutrients to operate he said. I was on Ensure each day among other things until EnsureAliv came onto the market. Once I used it, I have not needed anything else; since something that it has didn’t get through in the amount needed. Try it, maybe you won’t need medicine if you can find out why such components arent being absorbed.

irvkay312

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@irvkay 312 Total makes sense it has all the extra vitamins and minerals. It certainly won’t hurt anything. 😉

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This is not Ensure total. It is EnsureAliv–there is a difference in its structure.

irvkay312

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I take magnesium 500mg

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Good morning.
Update…
All serum levels are normal. Cramps are now leaving bruses. However NO CRAMPS LAST NIGHT!!? EnsureAli daily, thanks @irvkay312 and @quilterfingers on little extra magnesium. Physical therapist completely baffled as well as my docs. Blood pressures a roller coaster. Fainting spells. Awaiting hormone results from 24hr urine. If elevated will do cystiscole of the bladder. Seeing endocrinologist 7/20.

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How frustrating. Hoping you find answers to this baffling issue. Thanks for keeping us updated.

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Update:
Cramps continue.
I had a fall Monday from my blood pressure dropping to 82/50 & severe leg cramp. Xrays today confirmed fracture of the ischium. Not so fun!

Met with the endocrinologist. 99% sure it is pheochromocytoma in the adrenal gland. Few tests to rule out that 1%. The 1% makes a huge difference as it will determine if they remove entire adrenal gland or just the tumor. 🙁

Back to Mayo clinic Aug 4 & 5

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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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I would tell your dr. about the severe cramps and from your blood draws they can check electrolyte levels and creatinine which indicates level of kidney function.
Has your dr. ever indicated that you have diminished kidney function?
Best wishes with finding a solution.

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I have had muscle cramps for years and thought it was due to my Multiple Sclerosis, but come to find out after years of this kind of pain, that I actually had a blood anemia called ITP, Immune Thrombocytopenia. I now get plazma or Iron infusions and then the cramps will subside. You may want to discuss this with your Doctor too. Hope this helps!

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Thank you @sebley12!!
I will definitely take a look at that.

Dawn

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Dear @dawn, you have had a lot of answers, i don’t have much to add, but please, in your spare time read these books, you will find many answers: “Medical Medium, and “The Gerson Therapy”. You will get very good information. Good luck.

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Thank you, @emiliaolga!
I see my endocrinologist Mon to make a plan. Apparently they have something to do with my tumor in the adrenal gland which robs the body of potassium, magnesium, and sodium. I look forward to reading those books. 🙂
Thank you
Dawn

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I'm with you. I've tried everything anyone has suggested. Just last night I had them in BOTH legs at the same time. So bad that I can't straighten up and am barely able to walk. Mine are mainly in my upper inner thighs. Like someone is ripping out the muscles. Not Charlie Horses.

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@robinua

I'm with you. I've tried everything anyone has suggested. Just last night I had them in BOTH legs at the same time. So bad that I can't straighten up and am barely able to walk. Mine are mainly in my upper inner thighs. Like someone is ripping out the muscles. Not Charlie Horses.

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@robinu have you had any back fracture? I do and Dr.told me it has effected nerves that go to the legs My thighs pain but burn also so I turned to a nerve pain medication

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@robinua

I'm with you. I've tried everything anyone has suggested. Just last night I had them in BOTH legs at the same time. So bad that I can't straighten up and am barely able to walk. Mine are mainly in my upper inner thighs. Like someone is ripping out the muscles. Not Charlie Horses.

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No I've no back issue. But do have knee issues. Been thinking this may be the cause. Bone Dr. does not think so. I've had X-Rays of knees. Had Ultrasound to rule out vascular issues. When I do have these cramps they are so severe I'm afraid of passing out.

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