LEG CRAMPS

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Leg Cramps

by famtwp on Mon Oct 22, 2012 03:24 PM

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Have been on chemo for 2.5 years and doing ok till severe leg cramps. I mean on the floor, wrap my legs in heating pads, taking 3 lortab type of cramps. Anyone else have these and know what to do. Taking all the right vitamins etc . . . But nothing seems to work.

Anyone have any ideas.

Thanks

Pete

 

 

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by cordycep on Wed Oct 24, 2012 09:33 PM

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take Ten-Flavor-Teapills- and add some 

Lycii Chrysanthemum pill -amazon sell it.

this will work in a few days  ...don't take the 10 flavor pill at night.  It won't conflict with your cancer protocol. 

There are other hemeopathic remedy but those are temporary.

HUY

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by fightingfat on Wed Oct 24, 2012 09:40 PM

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Dear Pete , I  used to suffer with terrible leg cramps however i found an immediate cure was to put  a good pinch of salt on my tongue. The relief is immediate ...the cramps miraculously disappear.  I Know that perhaps it is not the healthiest of cures however leg cramps especially at night affect sleep etc . I am now drinking coconut water and that is also helping. I also had chemo and radio 5 years ago ... so good luck .

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by anndono on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:05 PM

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,never heard the salt thing if it works faster than the 30 mins potassium I take,sure going to try this

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by JanetT on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:25 PM

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Having same problem, Pete!  Have your magnesium level checked; mine was low so I'm on magnesium oxide 2X/day and it is helping . . . still get weird muscle cramps but they're nowhere near as severe.  Good luck  :-)

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by famtwp on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:11 PM

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On Oct 24, 2012 10:25 PM JanetT wrote:

Having same problem, Pete!  Have your magnesium level checked; mine was low so I'm on magnesium oxide 2X/day and it is helping . . . still get weird muscle cramps but they're nowhere near as severe.  Good luck  :-)

Taking magnesium oxide and a host of others.  Started drinking tonic water, with quinine (cant be much quinine since it is outlawed) but it seems to help a little.  Thinking of ordering quinine from Canadian Pharmacy but cant figure out how much to take.

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by JanetT on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:43 PM

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Never thought of quinine water!  May have to ask oncologist when I see him if he can prescribe pills, unless they're outlawed too.  Good luck and let me know how it's going . . . take good care . . .

RE: Leg Cramps

by cupcake123 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:45 PM

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I experienced severe leg cramps during my chemo & afterwards.

My oncologist suggested that my magnesium levels were low.

I started on a cal-mag supplement. Leg cramps continued.

I stopped taking losec & my magnesium levels returned to normal & no more leg cramps.

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by famtwp on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:47 PM

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They are.  But can get from Can pharm.  BUT have to be careful as to liver damage.  my numbers are very good and that is why i am considering.

 

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by Freddie8511 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:02 AM

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I was having severe inner thigh cramps.  A heating pad helped, but didn't want to keep getting them.  I talked to a chiropractor and he told me to take 800 mg of potassium and and a magnesium supplement plus drink an 8 oz bottle of diet tonic water (with quinine in it) before going to bed.  It worked!  Just an aside.  Whenever I get leg cramps, I remember a priest who told our congregation that Jesus suffered from severe leg cramps while on the cross.  God bless, Freddie's wife

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