Cramps in your extremities?

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BigBry
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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Do any of get cramps in your extremities?  I was talking to my cousin who has MCTD and Fibro and she ask asked me this question.   I sure did and it would send me shooting out of bed that was until i started taking 50mg of potassium before I'd go to bed with no problems since.  I was told to up it to 100mg today as it was still reading low after taking 50mg 4hrs prior to my blood work.  I would get it really bad at work in the 120 degree heat of the engine room of the ships hands feet legs and arms.   
 
Just thought this might help someone that's having problems with this.
 
Bryan
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alim0nkey
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   Posted 3/28/2009 3:10 AM (GMT -7)   
That's interesting - I'm having dreadful cramps in my feet so I might try this. I feel a trip to Holland and Barrett coming on! I wonder if there's any other natural minerals that would help with inflammation?

Ginny
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   Posted 3/28/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bryan, I get this too.  My rheumy said it was muscle cramping/spasming from my Fibromyalgia.  I take 2000mg of calcium, 250mg of vitamin B6, and 250mg of magnesium every day. Apparently, according to my doctor, this is a good potion for muscle aches and pains.  It seems to work for me very well.  I still get the cramping, but it's not nearly as severe.  Talk to your doc before taking anything first!
 
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BigBry
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   Posted 3/28/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I totally agree that you should consult with the docs first before trying something new. Potassium is something you should ask your doc to check because i have no cramps as a result of taking this supplement.

Bryan
DX: IBS 00, +ANA 05, Depression 06, MCTD & Sjogren's 07, GER 08, NO Sjogren's 09, ?????  
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Prednisone 10mg, Celebrex 200mg, Effexor 150mg, Nexium 40mg and Amitriptyline 10mg
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cured4real?
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   Posted 3/28/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I got really nuts on the addtion of a small amount of potassium when I was on lasix. I used to get charley horses all the time in my legs before my diabetes and thyroid were diagnosed,but I'm also convinced it is a dietary thing maybe more than anything else. Calcium is supposed to be good, I used to drink milk. I also heard magnesium, they make vits with both. Sometimes just taking a good multivitamin, just a normal one with not a bunch of herbal stuff in it, can be good. My dad and I got them with diabetes, we both go high and low with our blood sugar because we ave this hereditary fatty liver/metabolic syndrome x stuff. In fact, my dad went on straight insulin and it nearly killed him, his sugar wouldn't come down, because our diabetes is caused by a glycogen storage problem in the liver, not by the pancreas, though if untreated, it wll progress to burn out the pancreas and become insulin dependent diabetes. It something to get checked for.

I was told I have fibro, but not sure I believe fibro is something. I think fibro is a fancy way for docs to say they don't know what the heck is wrong and what to do. B6 helped me. I think they will eventually find out that fibro is dietary and hormonal at least in part, and that we are deficient. After all, the one things docs seldom if ever check are our vitamin and hormone levels. Some check D3, which is good.
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