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Leg cramp

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by abs, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. abs

    abs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Every night I've had cramp in my leg my levels are up and down however I'm on antibs at mo just wondering if the cramp could be down to diabetes?
     
  2. librarising

    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Might be.

    Some find drinking tonic water (diet, of course) helps, since it contains quinine.
    I now drink tonic water regularly (it sure tastes nicer than baking soda), as a preventative measure.
    Will do so unless it stops working.

    Best of luck with that.

    Geoff
     
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    Spiral · Well-Known Member

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    My physio suggested a magnesium supplement might help. I was getting regualr calf cramps due to an achilles problem. When i started taking the magnesium supplement the frequency of the night time cramps reduced. i have also been doing achillies stretching excercises. If you are taking medication or have complex medical problem speak to a pharmacist ot your PP before taking supplements.
     
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    BaliRob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do not be tempted to accept Quninine Sulphate prescription from your doctor. Banned in US 1999 having caused the deaths of seventy long-term users like me who now have kidney damage.
     
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    basketcase1002 Type 2 · Member

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    Abs, are you taking statins?
     
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