My BMP is within normal ranges including potassium and calcium, but I suffer extreme leg and foot cramps almost nightly. Some cause my ankles to turn out bringing my foot up to the side of my calves, some are within tarsals and metatarsals and are extraordinarily painful, others on the outside of my calf right across the supportive/connective tissue at my knee, and the others are so deep I may limp for days. I take a muscle relaxant 800 mg tid, am generally well hydrated, and walk an average of 10,000 steps daily. Not diabetic, not anaemic. I do have >BP 150/96 and HR >96 as normal. No diuretics. Fairly decent diet w/little fat, and little alcohol consumption <4 glasses of wine weekly. During the day (and most nights) I have small twitches in my calves often, and sometimes foot/toe cramps, these are tolerable. The nights seem endless though. Have even used sleeping aid combined with either alprazolam or diazepam as prescribed - no self medication, in addition to the muscle relaxant, and have still suffered the cramps but am sedated enough that it is difficult to walk them off. Several years ago even tried muscle relaxant usually prescribed for patients with MS symptoms, didn't always work and left me too sedated in the morning to function. ECG and Cardiac Stress tests are normal. My doctor is wonderful but at a loss, and I am not sure where to go from here. Please help!:confused::(Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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