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Getting them in my legs thighs feet,rib cage,hands

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Having very bad muscle cramps. Getting them in my legs thighs feet,rib cage,hands well all over. Been to the doctor he said drink more water. Well if I drink any more water I"ll need a ship.It has not helped.The pain gets really bad cant move and where ever I get the cramps, the muscle is sore for days after .It is gatting worse as time goes on.What can I do to stop this.Its has been going on for to two weeks and slowly getting worse.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.

Dr. AM. MD. :

hello

Dr. AM. MD. :

Are you any medication?

Dr. AM. MD. :

Have you done any investigations i.e blood tests?

Customer:

blood pressure med. and meloxicam

Dr. AM. MD. :

Common cause of such symptoms are Inadequate blood supply, Nerve compression and Mineral depletion in body.

Dr. AM. MD. :

There is possibiltiy that there is too little potassium, calcium or magnesium in your body can contribute to leg cramps

Dr. AM. MD. :

You need to do blood test to look for level.

Dr. AM. MD. :

You doctor is right to tell you to drink water as dehydration is one of the cause of such symptoms.

Dr. AM. MD. :

Since there is no relief i think you should get few test done.

Dr. AM. MD. :

Some diuretic medications prescribed for high blood pressure cause loss of potassium.

Customer:

I for got I had blood work done doctor said every thing normal

Dr. AM. MD. :

what test were done? Are these electrolyte levels i.e potassium, calcium or magnesium were done.

Customer:

I can not say he didnt tell me what he was looking for just sent me for blood work

Dr. AM. MD. :

in that case you should get backto him and inquire about these tests.

Dr. AM. MD. :

If not done get them done.

Dr. AM. MD. :

Even if he has done it i would advice you to get these test done again.

Dr. AM. MD. :

Meanwhile stretch the cramped muscle and gently rub it to help it relax.

Dr. AM. MD. :

Use a cold pack to relax tense muscles

Dr. AM. MD. :

Thanks

Dr. AM. MD. :

I hope this helped/

Dr. AM. MD. :

If you have any doubt or question regarding this issue please feel free to ask.

Customer:

thanks

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