so, you're saying a severe cramp is what you're getting? Not a constant pain or ache? just clarifying for me.
It could be you're a bit low in potassium or even calcium....can you eat bananas?
Are you on calcium supplements?
Are you doing anything else that could have caused more stress or fatigue on that leg or even your back?
You could try some mild stretching exercises and massage before you go to bed...that might help you avoid getting up in the night.
hope it resolves itself...although if it's a constant pain/cramp...make sure you discuss it with your doctor and that it's documented.
What meds are you on....you can list them in a signature so that we don't keep asking you the same questions. Some meds can contribute to cramping of the legs.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!