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What can cause leg and foot cramping mostly at night?

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What can cause leg and foot cramping mostly at night?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Doctor Mark replied 7 years ago.
Most nocturnal cramps are of unknown cause. Occassionally an electrolyte imbalance with low sodium, calcium or magnesium can cause this. So have your doc check these. Also a low iron and ferritin level has been associated also.
Treatment is to correct any abnormalities of the above if they are found. Otherwise quinine or benadryl at bedtime can help. Also stretching exercises of the legs before bed helps.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I have been taking vitamins for the last four weeks CLA 1000mg, Vit E 800 I.U, B 50 Probiotic formula and MTV. I am weaning off of Lexapro, alo taking HCTZ. Would weaning off Lexapro have anything to do with the cramping?
Expert:  Doctor Mark replied 7 years ago.
lexapro does not have anything to do with leg cramps.
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