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I am sorry to hear about this
When did this start?
some years ago...
Have you had any tests/
Not specific to cramps...
When was the last time you had a blood test?
one month ago
all was normal
What tests did you have?
cholesterol below 60
comparison of blood flow arms to legs
Did you have your serum electrolytes examined?
don't know exactly... but I know that the electrolytes were normal
And the blood flow?
I was not told there was a problem, so I assume it was OK
Okay, then this may be from nerve irritation, causing muscular spasms or contractions
Abnormal serum Magnesium, Calcium or potassium may cause this, so you should have them checked
They are not routinely checked with blood tests, so you did not likely have them done
OK... but how do I irritate the nerves? I wake up, automatically stretch and feel the beginnings of a cramp.
It could also be neuropathy that is caused by diabetes
it may improve with the use of a drug called neurontin
OK. I'm having another blood test in 3 months. I will ask my Dr. to ask for abnormal Mag, Calcium or potassium. Also will discuss neurontin
That is the best course of action
By abnormal serum magnessium, calcium and potassium, you mean that it may be lacking? As I mentioned, I take calcium and potassium supplements every day.
It may be lacking or in excess
Oh... excess can cause the problem of cramps?
yes, it can
OK. I will endure until I get my next blood test/visit with my dr.
Okay, I hope it is resolved soon
You're quite welcome
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