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I am an active 90-year old woman. I have mild diabetes, recently

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I am an active 90-year old woman. I have mild diabetes, recently diagnosed, and am not on any medication for it. I am experiencing cramps, especially at night while I am in bed, in my feet, legs and torso. To get rid of the cramps I have to get out of bed and walk around, or move my torso. The cramps seem to be coming more frequently. I have generally been a healthy person and few people would think I am 90 because I am so active.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Night leg cramps may be caused by the nerve problem.

mysticdoc :

Nerves in the legs may get tired or irritated for some reason while lying down.

mysticdoc :

Diabetes may cause this, but your blood sugar is not high as you mentioned.

mysticdoc :

You can try vitamin B6 ( pyridoxine) 50 mg daily at bedtime.

mysticdoc :

This helps with leg cramps.

mysticdoc :

You should also take calcium 1000 mg daily and vitamin D 1000 units daily.

mysticdoc :

these supplements also help with the leg cramps.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

mysticdoc :

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