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sudden night leg cramps

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 11, 2007
  • 04:17 AM

I am an active 73 year old, still working full time. I have been experiencing leg cramps in the night for the past couple of weeks. I also have a sudden onset of leg muscle weakness maybe once or twice every couple of weeks. I am walking and I take a step and my leg nearly collapses, usually the right one. It only lasts a few seconds, but I wonder if there is a connection or if this could indicate an underlying condition or nutrient deficiency.

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  • I have experienced this too and was very worried it may be linked to my birth control pill. After I went off the pill, I still experienced cramps. I began taking a multi-vitamin (the One A Day Plus - 50) and the cramps stopped immediately. One side effect from this vitamin (for me - no one else I've talked with), though is my stomach hurts very intensely for about 20 minutes after I take the vitamin if it's not on a very full stomach. But the results are worth a few minutes of pain for me. Do let me know if this works for you too!
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  • Calcium, Vitamin's D&E can prevent leg cramps. Look for a combination of these free of other vitamins or individual tablets and discontinue the multivitamin as it's apparently affecting your stomach
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2009
    • 03:27 AM
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  • I am an active 73 year old, still working full time. I have been experiencing leg cramps in the night for the past couple of weeks. I also have a sudden onset of leg muscle weakness maybe once or twice every couple of weeks. I am walking and I take a step and my leg nearly collapses, usually the right one. It only lasts a few seconds, but I wonder if there is a connection or if this could indicate an underlying condition or nutrient deficiency. I bet this isn't 100% of your symptoms. Come on over to http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=137403&posted=1#post137403 and check pout the full list of symptoms. A lack of a variety of vitamins and minerals could account for this.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • January 8, 2009
    • 06:58 PM
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