Posted 8/31/2008 9:49 AM (GMT -6)
I have the cramps too but mostly in my feet, and my toes curl up as you said.  I haven't had this happen as much since I started taking a high potency multi-vitamin.
 
Hester
Posted 8/31/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -6)
Do you have Fibromyalgia?  Muscle cramping can be caused by that too.  I'm learning so much about my own Fibromyalgia right now because it's in a horrible flare up.  Learning things I had no idea happens with Fibro......  The cramping can be really bad in my toes...
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Posted 9/1/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -6)

Hey Ginny,

Thank  you for the response.  I have not been diagnosed officially with fibromyalgia.  Maybe I need to read the posts in this subject.  What happens when you are in a fibromyalgia flare?  I assumed the cramping was just another part of getting older.  Or that my potassium was low.  Never associated it with fibromyalgia.  my old doctor did diagnose me with fibromyalgia.  He did this tenderness check thing, by pushing on certain parts of my body.  But he died, and most of my medical records lost.  and the doctor who took his patients seem not to trust his diagnoses.  Could mention it to my rheumatolotist.  I am kind of intimidated by doctors too, and can't remember what to say.

I will look at these other posts in this subject. 

thanks again

Hester

Posted 9/1/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)
Hey Again Ginny,
I went to the fibromyalgia forum and I have 21 of the symptoms located there and more symptoms of another post.  I have written them down, and will show them to my rheumatologist.  I am thinking of taking them today and asking the nurse to put them in my record, so I don't forget.  The forgetting of words in the middle of a sentence or conversation, or sentence, hit home.  this has bothered me a lot.  I am 62 years old, and I was afraid this was signs of alzheimers.  and following alzheimers is often placement in a nursing home.  Losing power over my own life, is a worse threat to me than having the fibromyalgia or lupus or sjogren's.
 
I have been trying to hide some of these symptoms for so long, afraid of what the alternative is.
 
thank you so much for your response, for this forum, and for the people so willing to share. 
 
Hester

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