hey, Does anyone have toe cramps ?

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mammaw
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I was recently diagnosed with fibro and I have so many questions about this disease. So far I am on cymbalta, ultram, elavil and( loritabs when i need them). Now I am experiencing toe cramps every time I try to stretch my feet and also every time I stretch any part of my body, I get muscle spasms. Is this normal for fibro?

Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Mammaw,
Yes, the cramps are part of it. Be sure you are getting enough calcium in your diet. That seems to help. Also, when you get the cramp, try biting your lower lip until the cramp releases. We learned that in Nursing School. The nerves are next to each other in the spinal cord or some such thing. Only know that it works in all but the worst cramps. Good luck with this.
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patsie
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   Posted 3/17/2009 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome,

Oh yes cramping has been my greatest pain. I am a former athlete and have wondered if this is part of the cause. My toes would almost fold under with pain until I started the mg/malic acid regime. There is a good thread on this.

I also find, for me, I pinch the skin between my lips and nose right in the fold. It is amazing. Also you may not know that putting a piece of silverware near the cramp eases it greatly. Oh, it doesn't have to be sterling, stainless works as well.

Someone wrote a post yesterday saying we have to be careful about quacks trying to sell us products to cure fibro. This is so important to keep in mine. BUT we can do natural things to try to ease the symptoms. That is very important for us.

Hope you have a good day and these tips help.

Patsie

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   Posted 3/17/2009 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I get alot of cramps in my feet & toes.  The worst is when I'm driving a long distance.  Its awful.

One suggestion I have aside from the calcium is potassium (sp?).. if you're even slightly dehydrated it can cause cramping... Just a thought. 

Take care,


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mammaw
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone...I truly appreciate all your help. I dont have anyone else to ask.There is 1 guy who goes to our church who has it real bad, but he doesn't come much , because of the fibro, so I am not able to ask him. He is helpful tho when he is there...lol....I hope I don't bother you guys too much with all the questions....I do have lots.......but it drives me nuts not knowing some of these things......anyway Thanks again.......and if you need to talk or ask me anything..Im here for you all...............God Bless you :-)

CathyA
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   Posted 3/17/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Calcium and magnesium have helped me alot with cramps.

Baloo
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   Posted 3/17/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate toe cramps, sometimes I feel like the wicked witch of the east when the house lands on her and her toes curl up , then her feet.. I don't have any munchins singing around me, so I guess they are still in tack.
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GamJill
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   Posted 3/18/2009 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mam and Welcome!

Oh, when I first got the fibro my feet and toes would cramp all the time- now it is only occasionally. And do ask questions anytime! That is what we are here for! This fibro can be so weird with all of it's symptoms. smhair

Baloo- I laughed at comparing it to the wicked witch of the east- that says it all!

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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/18/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   

LMBO at Baloo.. the wicked witch of the west's toes curling up.. I hear ya sista!!! Good one!!

Maw... ask away.. that' s what we're all hear for.. your questions could be someone else's answers!!  We love to help!!!  And glad you're here!!

Hugs and happiness!!


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Marlee2
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   Posted 3/18/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
My lip is bleeding but the cramping is gone. devil Every time I flex my feet I get cramps in the arches and I have had cramps in my toes. I have been eating a banana a day to see if it helps.
 
Has anyone noticed cramping in their feet and calves during those intimate moments with their mates??? I do about every time and it sure can ruin the mood.
 
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Baloo
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   Posted 3/18/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. And it really is starting to be a headache if you know what I mean.. actually were at the age now that we can laugh about it, but it can be frustrating.  my sweet husband has learned to massage my legs so they are less likely to cramp.  I have such a wonderful husband.....
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leemadd
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   Posted 3/18/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I get toe, foot,calf and hip cramps.
Marlee the hip cramp can ruin the moment real fast.
I have noticed the toe and foot cramps are worse when I am cold the calf and hip cramps JUST COME AND GO WHEN EVER THEY WANT. iM sorry I keep hitting the caps lock button My mind and body are not here today they went to fibro land and I am waiting for there return If you would like to leave a message for the person please feel free she will get back to you if she remembers..I would love to put that on the answering machine.
LeeAnn

hope4
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   Posted 3/18/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to add - I too get severe toe cramps at times. I found that sometimes certain shoes seem to cause them to happen more. Driving too much bothers me to.
Take care!
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