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I wake up with my legs drawing up an aching,could my medications

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I wake up with my legs drawing up an aching,could my medications cause that<what else could cause it? I notice more after I work hard .I am 70.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.


Since how long?Any pain or other symptoms?When it is felt more - day or night? Any past illness? Any investigation / medication? Any consultation with the doctor?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I think around a year.Meds.flomax.4MG,simvastatin40MG,L-THYROXINE75mcg,AMLODIPINE BESYJATE5mg.i ALSO TAKE mULTI VITAMINS.b-COMPLEX FISH OIL, CALCIUM GRAPE SED EXTRACT,FLAX SEED OIL ASPRIN 81 MG.CINNAMON.i have lost 30 lbs. since last year.
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the input,

The causes of legs drawing up is most probably from muscle spasm . The causes are often due to dehydration or less fluid intake, The other probables are low calcium, low magnesium , muscle fatigue , exercise , low thyroid state etc. In a few cases of liver or kidney diseases it can be seen. Among your medicine simvastatin can cause muscle pain but spasm is unusual. You can have examination by doctor & assess the levels of electrolytes, thyroid hormones etc. Take adequate fluid as dehydration is a frequent cause especially while you are exercising.

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