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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 18, 2007
  • 00:56 PM

Hello -
I am a 36 yr old male that is active and recently woke up with terrible pain in my arms ! Both arms had aching that woke me up out of a dead sleep - coupled with leg muscle pain. The pain is as if I didn't work out and hit the gym after a 2 year layoff - stiff, sore to the touch . . . .etc. I also have tenderness in my genitalia ?
I went to the Dr. and he drew blood for all the tick diseases but generally didn't seem concerned - he started me on the Lyme antibiotic and I've take one dose.
I am concerned because I have 2 young kids one under 13 months and the muscle pain has moved from my bi/tri-cep to my forearms making it virtually impossible to tie shoes, hold my son to dress him . . . . . until the Advil kicks in.
I am taking Advil (and the Lyme medicine) but my blood work doesn't come back till Fri. and this is killing me !

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  • Hang in there! Sometimes these things take time. Get someone to help you with your kids if you can-- a family member, friend, your church if you have one...
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 19, 2007
    • 07:45 PM
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  • Mineral depletion. Too little potassium, calcium or magnesium in your diet can contribute to leg cramps. Some diuretic medications prescribed for high blood pressure cause loss of potassium. Muscle cramps are also part of certain conditions such as nerve, thyroid or hormone disorders, diabetes, hypoglycemia and anemia. This was from Mayo under "sudden muscle cramps". Are you taking blood pressure medication?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 20, 2007
    • 09:26 AM
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