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What is the best treatment for nightly muscle cramps in my…

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What is the best treatment for nightly muscle cramps in my legs?

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

No. I have put up with this for years. Thought maybe there is some sort of supplement, like magneseum, might help.

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

Nothing that i can think of, unless he/she can cure old age! he he

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 6 months ago

How long has this been going on and have you had any tests or studies to evaluate it?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Been a problem for years. Went to a doctor in Ohio 4 years ago, but he wouldn't offer any advice to solve my problem. At the time I was having them all over my torso and legs. Just legs now if I stretch in bed and in my toes if I get on my knees.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 6 months ago

OK

This could be either a low magnesium or low vitamin D problem so I suggest you try taking both of those as supplements

It's possible that this is restless leg syndrome and in that case a medication called Requip would help with that

Please let me know if you need any more information

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