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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics

Question: Muscle Spasm to Cramps

 Bigdaddycarlos - Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:43 pm

A few weeks ago I got a bad flu and was treated with Albuterol Nebulizer Treatment as my breathing was limited while i wa sick. There was also a steriod the doc gave me to help relax my lungs. This is not the first time I have had this , and am usually treated with prednisolone< (spelling). THe major side effect I get is no sleep as well as severe cramps in my middle back and right below my ribs. This time the doc prescribed methylprenisolone which worked out really good. No side effects. Now that two week have passed and am feeling really good I am starting to get the same cramps as if I am on the steriod. This time it started in my legs while i was sleeping. I have not done anything different than my normal routine. ( no exercising, weight lifting , strenous lifting ,or strining myself) I have recently started taking a Male Multi Vitamin as I was told my Vit E, Magnesium, Calcium , or Potassium may be low. I double dosed between two mutli vitamins to get me jolted and now have been taking them for about a week and am still getting the cramps in my back as well as right under my ribs. Any suggestions will be appreciated.. :( :(
 Dr. Russell M - Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:35 am

User avatar Hi!

Epsom-salt baths work for some, as do stretch exercises work for others. Are you sure your multivitamin contains all of the contents mentioned by you, namely, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin E, Potassium, etc.? Bananas and soya beans are rich sources for Magnesium.

Hope this helps.

Warm regards,


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