Are leg cramps a symptom of Chiari? I was always told it was growing pains, and now that I'm an adult I've just gotten used to it and don't bother asking drs about it. It's an ache in the bone, not the muscle, and the only thing that will help is heat.
The leg cramps are what started my journey. I had a severe cramp on a Friday then by Sunday my leg buckled I fell and cracked a rib. I had gotten so used to a life of pain that I rarely ever saw a Dr. The cracked rib started my trips to the Dr. and now I have an answer for virtually all my symptoms. I agree with Selma, please everyone let your Dr. know about ALL your symptoms!!
i started with fasciculations (random pieces of muscles popping/twitching 24/7 many places at one time)
then it started turning into spasticity (still twitching) i got horrible cramps in the muscle because it was spastic, flexing even though i was at rest, and now that i have less muscle mass(atrophy) the cramps are not bad
don't know if that helps, if you start noticing other sugns similar to what i wrote, hyper tone/spasticity, mpieces of muscle twitching, i would have them look for possible syrinx if you have chiari. Hope that helps, I don't comment much or even frequent all the time, still hoping "in and out" trying to adjust to the gravity of all this, but your post caught my eye. Hope you feel better
oh yes, taking baclofen (3x20mg) was a huge help to me and even helped that compression feeling that wrapped around my ribs
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