didn't someone have limb cramps...OW!

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coopfesta
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   Posted 11/11/2005 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been getting leg, hand and foot cramps a couple of times a week lately.  One charlie horse was so bad my calf was sore for a few days afterwards.  I thought I remembered someone posting that they got them too and thought it was tamoxifen doing it and that they got somethign for it.  Well, I called the onc and they haven't heard of anything like that.  They'll probably do a potassium level or magnesium or something on Tuesday when I go.  Does anyone remember that?
 
DH gave me a bananna, little things mean a lot.


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Ellen


grammy
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   Posted 11/11/2005 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Ellen,
I have been having this problem ,I was told to take vitamin E in the past and it worked like a charm. Give it a try the thing I like about trying this again is that its over the counter and I don;'t need to worry about my other meds. Hope this helps.They say bananas do help but I think I was told you can't eat enough of them if its because of your potassium.
Take care.
Donna

coopfesta
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   Posted 11/12/2005 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Donna,  but I already take it every day for my hot flashes.  Bummer about the banannas. 
 
Anyone else remember someone talking about it?
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Ellen


gma
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   Posted 11/12/2005 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't remember a connection to Tamoxifen. Is that one of the side effects? But I used to have leg cramps like crazy and took Potassium tablets. I have also heard Calcium helps. Either way bananas are good, glasses of milk. If you get a cramp take an aspirin right away somehow that helped me get rid of the cramps. And I used a STOPPAIN spray. Hugs MK

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