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10/19/13 10:25 A

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I had been experiencing this type of cramping too... Suffered for more than a year before we discovered the answer.... I was low in calcium... Started supplements and they have reduced to just being 'annoying'. Sometimes it is something this simple... Wish it was for more!!! Hope this helps!


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6/20/13 12:40 A

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Rick, sometimes something as overlooked as a cholesterol medication can cause muscle cramps - but one would think your doctor would have looked at that by now.

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6/17/13 7:22 P

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cramping as severe as you are experiencing definitely calls for a doctor consultation. It could be caused by a nutrient deficiency, but only a specialist is qualified to advise you.

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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
6/8/13 1:37 P

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Oh my! You have a bunch of auto-immune issues. Have they tested you for Schleraderma? It sometimes shows with the symptoms you are exhibiting. It is so hard to diagnose and treat auto-immune. My family is 'loaded' with them, and the same person can (and usually does) have more than one. Good luck on your journey. Hope you find some answers.
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6/8/13 1:39 A

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Thank you for the comments everyone, I should have clarified I do see a Dr, in fact I see one about every month, have my blood taken about every six weeks. I have Systemic lupus, Discoid Lupus and Lupus nephritis. also had a Quadruple bypass two yeas ago, also some type of calsinosis that they are still trying to figure out how to treat. I take about 15 different meds. My primary Doc is on the board at Stanford University in San Fransisco and I am frequently the topic of discussion. I was hoping to get new ideas to which I could present to my doc for consideration. He is very good at listening to me and is open minded as well.
I am going to talk to him about cold laser therapy. but so far havr not found anyone who has tried it.

Thanks again and thanks for the prayers

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6/8/13 12:05 A

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I'll repeat the same thing - see your doctor - NOW! It could be something as simple as changing your Cholesterol medication, but remember that your heart is a muscle too. Don't ignore this issue!
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6/7/13 9:07 A

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Get yourself to the doc--could be anything from electrolyte imbalances to muscle problems... you need the doc to help you figure it out. Then you can treat it. I won't tell you not to worry, because something out of the ordinary is always worrisome, but you'll feel better mentally once you and your doc get things figured out. Good luck!

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Rick - don't waste time wondering - go to the doctor and "prepare to repair". It could be an simple fix and you'll kick yourself for waiting.
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6/7/13 3:35 A

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Hi Rick. I would strongly suggest that you go to the Dr about the cramps. There are many reasons, and therefore various treatments. What may work for one cause may not work for another. Odds are, the Dr will do some bloods to see what is going on, and possible x-rays or scan. THEN they will know what the cause is and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Remember, too, that the 70's was a l-o-n-g time ago - things have changed considerably!

Good luck, and keep in touch,
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Hi, I don't post here often but do "lurk" but I have a question.

I may have brought this subject up before, but feel the need to readdress it. Lately I have been getting muscle cramps, I don't mean mild ones but ones that bring you to your knees, bring tears to your eyes or make you want to amputate the appendage. Most of the severe ones happen at night while I'm in bed, These are usually in my calves, (they sometimes will happen when I stretch.) my thighs, and ankles, that one was one of the worst, I didn't think I was going to be able to straighten out my foot. the ones in my hands can happen any time, The ones in my tongue (yes I said tongue) happen mostly when I play my harp but there are other times, In my abdomen, when I am twisting like when I'm seated and bending to pick something up. and in my back. I pretty much get them everywhere and they knot up the muscle and when I do work it free it hurts for a while afterward, sometimes for days.

Anyway they are getting more frequent, tonight I couldn't play my guitar at practice because my hand cramped so bad. Very depressing and I'm scared. One of my biggest fears is to end up like this guy I was in the hospital with back in the 70's. His whole body was knotted up from cramps it was permanent and he had to be hooked up to this machine that sent electric current through his muscles for relief. I've always worried about this. And I've told my wife if I end up this way she needs to figure out a way to kill me because I do not want to live like that.

My wife heard something about cold laser therapy and thinks I should look into it. Has anyone here tried it?

Please let me know if any of you are experiencing this.

Rick


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