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What do you do with the "charlie horses" in your legs

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

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Doctor: Connie Pennington,
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Good morning. I am Dr. Pennington. Sorry you are having leg cramps! Can you tell me your age, gender, and medications?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
age 75 female Metformin Humalin 70/30 simvastatin ramipril
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Connie Pennington,
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Perfect, well let me tell you how to fix it.

Metformin causes a depletion in B12 and Magnesium, as does the ramipril.

Simvastatin causes a depletion in the anti-oxidant CoQ10

All of which of which cause muscle cramps.

If you take a magnesium supplement at 200-400mg a day, and CoQ 10 at 100mg a day your symptoms should subside.

Please ignore the automatic pop-ups. The site does that automatically. I am happy to text you.

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