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I'm not a diabetic. I have had my legs cramp up on me once in a great while. It doesn't happen very often. Really I rarely have any leg...
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I use to get leg cramps to. They were caused by either 2 things getting to cold or not enough potassium eat some bananas or a potassium pill and see...
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I don't know why your husband it getting leg cramps....there can be dozens of reasons, but I can tell you that vitamin B12 doesn't cause them...
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Leg cramps can be caused by many different things, not just "muscle spasms". Flexeril would not likely help and may be too sedating to use...
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... Leg cramps are mostly caused by dehydration, low magnesium, or low blood calcium. The best treatment for cramps is to rehydrate and replenish...
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I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. Few things are as painful as leg cramps!Two common causes of lower leg cramps are dehydration...
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Pressure from your growing uterus can cause leg cramps or sharp pains down your legs.Recommendations:Be sure to eat and drink foods and beverages...
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Don’t use quinine for your husband’s leg cramps. Quinine is a malaria drug that can cause serious side effects such as severe bleeding, abnormal...
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Lots of things can cause leg cramps, including medications and medical conditions.  The most common causes, and the most easily treatable, are...
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you can just go to your regular doctor and if it's severe they'll recommend you to a specialist
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It could have been caused by dehydration from being in the sun. I used to get extremely...
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Muscle cramps are very common. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to stop them completely. It makes sense to first think about the possible causes...
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From my own experience it never did with me the six years prior to my rt leg and left foot amputation.Take care of your feet though.
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Low potassium is usually a sign of muscle weakness. Leg cramps are mostly caused by dehydration, low magnesium, or low blood calcium. The best...
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It could be the anterior tibialis muscle that is cramping. That's the muscle that flexes your ankle. Any activity that causes constant contraction...