Prednisone leg cramps

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Beth75
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   Posted 10/30/2007 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Grrr, I woke up twice last night with them and I get them in my feet too (that would happen sometimes anyway).  Today one of my calves still hurts when I walk on it.
 
I know I missed eating a few banana's.  I have been taking calcium + vit D 500 mg 3xday, fosomax 70mg 1xweek. 
 
I just started drinking fortified cran/rasp juice that has 430mg of potassium per 8oz serving and having probably 1 to 2 servings a day.  (I add it to my water)
 
What else can I do?  Please let me know.  I was lax this weekend w/the banana's and juice so mabye that is why???? 
 
TIA!
Beth 
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Azathioprine 100mg 1xday;Remicade tests pending;Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday;Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Potassium 600mg 1xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


UCinGV
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   Posted 10/30/2007 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I would go for runs (or long walks, or elliptical work) when I got the pred leg cramps.
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princesa
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   Posted 10/30/2007 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe my doc prescribed a potassium supplement when I was on a high dose of pred. May be worth asking about.
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Lilacmagic
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   Posted 10/30/2007 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Well the first time I was on prednisolone I had those leg cramps continuously and at the time I was eating everything and did not lower my salt intake. However, this time and the time before I lowered my salt intake and have not had a single leg cramp so I wonder if the salt could be the reason. Maybe try lowering your salt intake.

Beth75
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   Posted 10/30/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone! I did buy some potassium pills but then my ankles swelled up so I stopped just in case that was doing it and I will see my doc next Friday so I will check then. My salt intake has been around 1500mg a day, though I did cheat on Sunday so maybe that could be it. I need to get back into going to the gym and using the treadmill too.
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Azathioprine 100mg 1xday;Remicade tests pending;Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday;Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Potassium 600mg 1xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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