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4/12/11 2:18 A

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I have had my levels checked so many times but they are always normal, which is a good thing. I also discovered that it has a lot to do with my shoes. I started writing down things when it happened, what I had done that day, eaten etc. I found that if I wear a different pair of shoes each day I don't get as many leg cramps. Water intake is a factor too as cramping can be a sign of dehydration.

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4/12/11 1:58 A

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Its your potassium levels. The steriods do something to lower the levels. When Im on steriods and start getting the cramps, I take a potassium pill and it helps.

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12/9/09 11:24 P

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I'm not sure that what I'm about to say really connects, but I'm going to pass it along on the off chance that it helps someone.

I take all the medications everyone else here takes, but have never had leg cramps or muscle cramps of any sort because of it. I do, however, drink about 4 cups of milk each day (I love the stuff) and usually have half a banana with my breakfast cereal. I also take a multi-vitamin every morning, have most all of my life.

I don't know if these things are why I don't have muscles cramps from the medications, but I kinda think it might be. Hope this helps.

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11/16/09 8:26 P

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I'm on symicort and singulair and steroids for my asthma. I too get leg cramps, but not all the time. I just put it down to the extra weight I'm carrying. I wasn't aware that the meds can do that. No one has ever told me that before, it's good to know. Thanks for the info. Stay Happy :-)

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8/30/09 2:03 A

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glad yoü got it sorted out.sounds like it īs worth giving it a go.thanks for the information.

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8/29/09 9:52 P

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It is called Disc-Gard+ The bottle recommends taking it three times a day but he told me to take it twice a day which is what I am doing. Each tablet contains
26 mg Vitamin C
100 IU Vitamin D-3
3mg Vitamin B-6
75mg Calcium
75mg Magnesium
5mg Zinc
75mg Manganese
17mg Potassium
250mg Glucosamine htdrochloride
250mg MSM methysulfonymethane (lignin from pine trees)

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8/29/09 9:30 P

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Kate...can you tell us what he recommended?

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8/29/09 9:23 P

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Celebrate with me I have had 4 days without leg cramps! I started taking a supplement my chiropractor recommended. I have not had any cramps from the very first day I started taking it. Sleeping is blissful.

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8/24/09 8:11 A

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I have IBS-D and lose potassium extremely bad as well and sometimes have to take the potassium chloride horse pills. That helps but I try to eat as much stuff with potassium as I can. My legs jerk more than they cramp and wake me up during the night. That is was is most frustrating to me is getting woke up but the whole body moving when my legs jerk. Maybe you can find the answer Kate.

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8/23/09 10:27 P

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I had the same problem with advair. When they decided to try symbicort, I thought yeah. When I saw them in June I told them about the leg cramps. She decreased it to one puff twice a day but after 3 weeks I began to have breathing problems again. So they up it again. When I called in and told them last week that the cramps were nasty, they listened but offered no relief regarding the. I started writing down exactly when I have them so I can see how often I really do have them. One night this week after not sleeping for days I did not take the symbioort before bed - no cramps. I was just wondering if this was unique to me.

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8/22/09 11:54 A

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Kate...I too am on Symbicort.I am not a doctor nor do I pretend to be.
The instructions I received with my prescription are written in highly technical terms. But on there is a statement that mentions Diuretics.
Diuretics: Use with caution. Electrocardiographic changes and/or hypokalemia associated with non-potassium-sparing diuretics may worsen with concomitant beta-agonists.
I know that hypokalemia is a condition brought on by potassium loss as well as magnesium. I once had this condition because of another type of asthma med. One of the symptoms is leg cramps. Symbicort is a beta-agonists.
So ask your doctor. It may be that you need more of these two items. ASK YOUR DOCTOR!!!

Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life.—Luke 21:34.
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8/22/09 3:13 A

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to be honest i learned about taking the magnisium in the pregnacy of my first sonwhere my cramps were so bad i wasnīt able to walk or move on some days and as in the pregnacy my asthma always seems at itīs worse.after the pregnancy i started taking it at a reduced dose even though officially i donīt need it.i find it helps.even though you megnisium level is ok i would give it a try you might be surprised.you can get them as a flavoured drink form if you donīt like the taste.just like you can get calcium or vitamin iablets.i only take the magnisium though.let me know if it helps you.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

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if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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8/21/09 11:58 P

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they said my magnesium levels were normal - how did you learn about taking it?


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8/20/09 1:55 P

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yes i get them to,i take a magniesium supliment it usually helps but not always .as an added bonus the magnisium also helps with constipation.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

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if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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8/20/09 10:41 A

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I eat bananas but it doesn't seem to help. Last night I had them in the tops of my feet. One at 4 am and the other foot at 7am. Makes sleeping difficult

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Yes I have them too and usually eat a few bananas because mine could be due to low potassium due to my IBS problems. This usually helps me out quite a bit.

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8/20/09 12:45 A

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yes i get leg cramps i put a hot pack on the cramp

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8/20/09 12:24 A

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Just wondering if others get leg cramps and what they do about them. I have horrid ones that started when I started on Symbicort. Has anyone else experienced the same thing from asthma meds?

Whatever theings are true, whatever things are noble whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.

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