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When i down in bed for the night, it never happens during

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when i laid down in bed for the night, it never happens during the day, i get cramps in my left calf almost every night ,and lately getting severe pain behind my kneecap, i have done it all, bananas, calcium, magnegsuim. eucalyptus oil for the pain but it keeps coming back. i am afraid to go to bed now beacause the the pain
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: i got stabbed in the leg with a stick in the summer .had an operation to remove stick from my leg but it was my right leg the promlem is with my leg also was told i had diabeties at that time
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: cirious of liver problem is with my left leg not my right
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

I am sorry you are having these leg cramps in your calf.

you could have restless leg syndrome

there are prescription medications like requip, or sinemet which can help with restless leg syndrome pain.

but your doctor has to prescribe them to you.

do you have a doctor you can see?