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Hi Doctor, I've had 3 disc surgeries (L4/L5) and one thumb surgery, the thumb being the most recent. Immediately following the first back surgery, I experienced leg cramps and night sweats. Only the night sweats went away during the winter months, then returned in the spring, summer and fall. Are there any remedies for these? I take salt multiple times per day and stretch during the night when I awaken to keep the leg cramps from occurring. Thank you! David L.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling--just night sweats and leg cramps.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'm 67 and was in excellent health when I had to have the disc surgeries. No diabetes, no cancer.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

Do you feel that the leg cramps got worse when you were less active than normal?

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Do they happen as you're about to fall asleep or wake you up in the middle of the night?

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