Prednisone and leg cramps

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You can try the magnesium. You need to be on prednisone for a few days. The drug is toxic and evil and causes cancer, but it eliminates inflamation in zero time, and you need to put the fire out around those nerve sheaths. After a few days on prednisone (which won't kill you) go to Motrin for a week or two. Once the inflammation goes down, rest can help. Of course you need a physician for the prednisone.
The quick prednisone dose had its place that time! Thanks. I'm leary of DHEA and quinine. And wouldn't you know it! I haven't had any leg cramps since I posted. It seems that sometimes all we have to do is complain out loud and the problem resolves! lol Well, it sounds good anyway. Have yourself a very good day and thanks again.
The prednisone makes me urinate every hour. Sugar was checked at 87, and it is OK. Then came the cramps. My hands and my feet cramp terribly, and the only solution I found was to drink Gatorade or some similar diet drink with potasium in it to replace all the electrolytes I am losing through excessive urination. Tonic water also is a godsend, as it stops most cramps with a few swigs in a minute or so.
Well it happened again, and it was taking my air. The other night, I take the prednisone and my ribs tighten up and I start feeling spasms in my ureter like a kidney stone but pain not quite so severe.. Does prednisone cause muscle tightness and spasms??
). It just starts to wear on you after this long. Also, the prednisone has caused my menstrual cycle to be every 2 1/2 weeks, which in turn makes my disease flare. AAUUGGGHHH! Autoimmune disorders stink! (Can you tell I am having a bad prednisone day?) I am usually in very high spirits, I work with kindergarten children, have 2 girl scout troops and 3 very active kids, so I stay very busy and involved.
I was put on 30 mg of Prednisone and have decreased the amount of Prednisone gradually and finally gotten completely off prednisone. I did not like the side effects. I have now been off prednisone for a little over 2 weeks and have developed leg cramps and soreness. I wonder if this is from discontinuing the prednisone or could there be another issue?
wean down) of prednisone for Polymyalgia Rheumatic (PMR). I have been experiencing severe leg cramps at night in ankles, toes, legs. The only relief is to get out of bed and walk around. The next day my ankles ache from these cramps. I am also taking actenol once a month while on the prednisone. Could these cramps be a side effect of any of the above meds? I am very active and walk 2 miles a day. I also have idiopathic neuropathy.
Check with your doctor- but I use an over the counter homepathetic drug called 'leg cramps' and try to stay hydrated which really helps. Your body is out of whack and it can affect all sorts of weird things. Try to stay patient and work with your doctor before you stop taking meds.
Hi I Agree with the MD. I have a Myopathy , don't wait and put up with the pain. I get severe cramps which leaves my muscles sore in my chest , back , hands , lower legs , feet and Diaphragm . I have been treated with Prednisone . Specialists says "no medical reason why it works , but it does" . I have tried many medications over the last 40 years , but no others work the same . Prednisone has a few Side Effects , but not as many as some others .
I can feel twitch twitch twitch of the nerve in right leg...then lock....my muscles lock and the pulsating pain in the leg is unbearable. I usually can't breathe during these episodes because of the severity of the pain, and i just hope and pray they will pass. I have been to so many specialists in various fields at this point that I feel I could be qualified as a medic myself! To date, nobody has been able to solve the problem.
no numbness or anything on the back of my leg. While the leg is numb, it still gets itcy and it is very irritating to scratch it. If I stand or walk for too long, the burning sensation comes into play, and I have to sit down, because it also hurts my lower back, makes my back feel like it will break if I don't sit down. This has been going on for 23 years! And not one doctor can tell me what is wrong...
I have been put on prednisone and extra calcium and meds for high potasium. The leg cramps/charlie horses wake me up at night and i usually walk around and urinate then go back to sleep but wake again in 2-3 hours with same problem. I have been noticing the area near low back is hard and very painful also. What should I be asking my doctor. I also was-diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1990.
Hi, I found this website because my 4 yr old has been getting high fever of 104 with leg and stomach pains but it only last for about 24 to 48 hours tops and then she will be fine. I thought is was growing pains. She has had them for about 2 years. They were not frequent spells until the last two months where it happened 3 times. Today is day two and she is only complaining of pain in her legs.
I was in a T-bone accident which caused a lot of nerve and mussle damage to my left leg and back about 3 mnths ago. I developed a rash on my leg all around shortly after also still hot to touch. Is this from the nerve damage because I am now getting another rash behind my left arm. It is not painful to touch but I did have abdominal pain, heart racing, headache. My physio therapist thought it may be shingles???
I also have that annoying warm sensation that is in my right leg and it moves from my ankle and up about 4inches and seems to be very frequent. I too thought it was a little heater under the seat of my car that was warming my leg-but the heat was not on. Also, the balls of my feet are burning along with this sensation. I need to know what this is?
going on 3 the pain in my right leg is almost gone but now im feeling the pain to start in my left leg also when im driving the pain flares up in right leg or when i bend over the pain in my back is bad and feels like all my leg muscles are being pulled i guess i just want to know if this is normal with a bulging disc
I've also gone thru the cramps in the toes and night sweats. I've been taking large doses of prednisone for ulcerative colitis and wonder if there might be a connection. Started at 40mg/day/wk and am now down to 20mg/day/wk and the cramps in the hands are getting worse. I'm taking supplements of potassium, cacium, magnesium, and a prescribed klonepin for the night cramps. All that seems to do is keep me asleep longer to where the cramp gets deep into the calf. Only 3 hrs sleep last night.
THe only pain I have is in my back when I first lay down at night and then it will go away. I also have very bad feet and leg cramps. Lupus doctor says it's neuritis/neuralgia from SLE and has started IV Solumedrol. When I get the IV's the symptoms get better and then come back in a few days. He said if I don't receive the Solumedrol then this can cause permanent nerve damage. Sometimes also my balance is off, but that don't happen that often.
Magnesium symptoms are numerous but includes eye twitching, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, and seizures. RBC magnesium may pick up a deficiency state although no blood test is accurate as only 1% of magnesium is in the blood Vitamin B12 deficiency - chronic fatigue is the number one symptom. Can cause myclonic jerks or myclonic seizures if levels are low enough.
I thought you would get a kick out of this since you are familiar w/ Provigil and Lyrica . . . I had my first-ever dose of Prednisone last Fall --- and I too, got that "sense of well being and euphoria!" Especially since it was prescribed by my PCP on the same day that I saw my Neuro# 1 who gave me two 7 day free samples for Provigil AND Lyrica! Neither DR knew what the hect was the matter with me - but I must have seemed awfully pitifull .
I have worst weakness in my thighs and biceps. The Right leg which is the weakest has affected my walking at times. It feels like my knee (the issue is not the knee itself) is locked and hyper extended when I walk at times. it causes muscle pain in my posterior mid leg when the leg acts up due to tightening of the muscles and how it affects my walk. This comes and goes without much warning. The faster I work, the worst it gets and the slower my speed the easier it gets.
LUNGS Difficulty breathing, pneumonia. MUSCLE Pain, inflammation, cramps, loss of tone. STOMACH and INTESTINES Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, anorexia. (nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, but with NO weight loss! Now how crazy is that?!) SPLEEN Tenderness, enlargement. PREGNANCY Miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth, and neonatal deaths (rare). Congenital LD has been described in medical literature.
While waiting for a liver transplant I had dreadful ascites and edema and took spiracton and lasix which helped, but the cramps! Holy mother of devil spawned cramps!! I actually blacked out once from the pain, both legs, every single muscle!
If I am sitting at my kitchen table, and try to lift my leg up, I can't, I have to lift it up with my hand because the hip/joint pain is awful. I can't wait for my endo. appt. next week to discuss lyme and llmd with him. I try to read as much as my eyes can take, and I am thouroughly convinced that I have had lyme disease for more than 20 yrs. It's the only logical explanation beside ms that fits all of my ongoing issues. I am on pg. 400? something on" cure unkown.
Now it is the 25th of june and in the in the last two weeks I have had some nausea and breast soreness.The last couple of days I have had some mild cramps lower back and legs aches. I've had almost like a watery fluid dicharge for a few weeks.I'm not sleeping to well at night. I was crying last night for no reason.I want to get pregnant again but the trauma from the misscarriage still haunts me.What do you think could I be pregnant.I got preg.
Hi, I can relate to what you are going through. I had a discectomy at L5-S1 about three years ago. The twitching started soon after. It was so frustrating trying to explain to doctors and physical therapists how a constant twitch in my leg changed my life. They were all clueless. I had flexeril on hand from before the surgery, but it gave no relief from the twitching. The PT told me it would go away. I decided to have patience, that lasted a year. I became desperate.
I am scared and worried for my family .... I am a 40 year old male who has experienced muscle fasiculations for the past 2 years. These fasiculations occur all over my body (legs ; feet ; hands ; arms ; back ; buttocks ; stomach). About 9-10 months ago I had seen a Neurologist because I was feeling "flu-like" aches and pains "ONLY" in my legs in addition to my fasiculations. The leg pains lasted about a week.
I have had some trouble over the years with stiff joints in my hands, mostly in winter, but around four months ago I started getting real pain in my hands and fingers followed by them swelling, this then started in my feet and ankles, legs, knees, arms elbows and shoulders and seems to move from one place to the other on a 2-3 day basis, it sometimes even changes from being severe to the point of not being able to use my hands to just a slight pain and completely moved to, say a knee or a foot
sensations in other areas of my bodies, I have never had this hug sensation anywhere other than my back and chest. Mine almost always lasts anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 weeks, and tends to increase in intensity over the first couple of days, and is almost always accompanied by an increase in spasticity in other parts of my body, especially my legs. Because of this I've always tended to think of my "hug" as being caused by spasticity.
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