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6/7/13 10:45 A

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Rick and Dorothy,

Yes I get cramps also. Get them in my calfs but the worst is in my ear that run down my neck into my sholder. Belive the ones in my ear are due to scar tissue from 5 surgerys. I to get them in my hands. When I saw my doc on weds. he said he is going to get me 3 visits with the hand PT people. They will teach me to set up a program for home. My insurance will not pay for PT until I meet 500 dollars in decutable. Never reach that because doc visits don't count.

As far as what I do for them not much. Rick sure hope you can find some relief somewhere.

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6/7/13 2:47 A

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I get cramps like you are talking about and went and got some magnesium to help with it and I have to take at least 1000mg a day (break it down to twice a day or you will be running to the bathroom) That helps with the cramps. Never had it on the tongue but did get them in my hands and feet, Makes it hard to drive when that happens


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6/7/13 2:07 A

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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.


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