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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics

Question: Muscle Spasms/Cramps

 smithy - Sat May 21, 2005 7:24 pm


For a few years now I have had bouts of muscles spasms/cramps. Sometimes they are worse than others and sometimes they don't occur at all.

They appear similtaniously in my hands and legs down to feet and i also get a tightening around my mouth. They only occur when start a sudden movement, for example when i stand up from the sofa or when playing sports if i suddenly break into a sprint from standing. They are very annoying and embarrassing as I literally cant move properly for aobut 30 seconds with my fingers jarred open.

I asked my own doctor and he said it was a lack of calcium and i should drink more milk, this didnt work.

Does anyone have any ideas what it could be and how i could prevent them??

Thanks :D
 Dr. S. Adhikari - Mon May 23, 2005 2:33 pm

Take some Vitamin E and antioxidants and let me know how you feel after 2 weeks.
 kpow2887 - Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:57 am

my husband has leg and arm spasms at night when he's going to sleep and even when he is sleeping.He also jumps in his sleep.It doesn't happen during the day just when we are going to bed.I don't know why it happens,I am wondering if some one here can help me. Thank you

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