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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:38 AM (GMT -7)   



I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia in April 0f 2008 after being told I was paranoid to borderline hypochondriac.  My first episode was that of severe cramping on July 1, 2006 while on a cruise.  It just came on me suddenly.  I took some potassium which gave be relief for a couple of days.  then the stabbing, tingling, burning sensations started.  But those symptoms have subsided and chiefly my pains are severe leg cramping (charlie horse) and I ache for days afterwards.  Does anyone else suffer from leg cramps? 

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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I had round the clock severe cramping in thighs and was put on a muscle relaxant which helped me alot, the muscle spasms were the first thing of many I got happening to me.    sue2z

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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi LNL and welcome-
I just got fibro early spring of this year and in the beginning I did get leg cramping and the aches afterwards. That's better now, so I do not take anything for it. It sounds like Sue took a muscle relaxant.
I'm sure there will be more advice to offer you about this.
It's sad how so many people with FM are looked at like a hypochondriac- if only these Dr's could feel our symptoms for 1 week, it would be another story!!
Nice to meet you- and join us on our daily check-ins when you can. GamJill
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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Luvnlyfe and welcome. I'm glad you got a dx some are still trying to get one. I get cramps in my calves very easily if I stretch the muscles too far and yes they stay sore for days after. The same with the arch of my feet if I stretch them.
You will learn a lot on here so read as much as you can. There is a thread called fibro 101, second on first page, that contains a lot of great info.
Ask questions and we will try to help you and be here for you.
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   Posted 9/29/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
You might want to try a magnesium supplement. My dr. told me to take at least 500 mg of magnesium in the evening because I was having muscle spasms in my leg at bedtime. It helped me. Lisa

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   Posted 9/29/2008 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Luvnlyfe, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum!  I'm so glad you joined.  I have had leg and foot cramping.  It is important to drink enough water and eat foods with potassium.  Another thing is calcium.  I started taking 1,200 mg of Citracal (calcium citrate) a couple of years ago and the cramping stopped!  I checked it out and a lack of calcium does cause muscle cramping.  Google "calcium cramping" and you can read all about it. 
I see that Marlee told you all about Fibro 101.  You will find good info and some good ideas in that thread.  Also, reading back posts is a help.  There is a world of information in them.  Ask questions, too.  We are here to help.  So, again, welcome and I hope to hear from  you soon.
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   Posted 10/1/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for warm welcome...well tha calcium  issue may be more relative to me being a gastric bypass patient...I take 1600 mg of citracal daily and have added a potassium supp. also


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   Posted 10/1/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have cramping so much as my legs feeling really stiff and feel like cement blocks. Sometimes I can barely walk. My legs ache so badly, I can't do the simplest things like take dog for a walk. The pain becomes so unbearable, I have to look for a place to sit down, awhile. It is very frustrating cause I can't get enough exercize to stay in shape.
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