Chiari Malformation Community
BAD LEG CRAMPS
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Chiari Malformation and Living with Chiari Malformation.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

BAD LEG CRAMPS

N E body experiencing severe leg cramps lately?
Related Discussions
13 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
620923_tn?1404844667

  Hi...I have not  had sever leg cramps recently, but leg cramps is my one big issue next to HA's...I have had them since I was a young child....

Have u had ur Vit D, and magnesium and potassium levels ....they can sometimes be the reason for leg cramps.

   "selma"
Blank
1755089_tn?1376057155
I'm still in bed du to pain. Head, back and legs.
Blank
1769279_tn?1315018920
Thx!  Yes I've had leg cramps since I was a little girl. I would cry n my mother would always rub my legs. Drs didn't know.
Blank
1769279_tn?1315018920
So sorry. Headache woke me AND my husband up this morning. I was moaning n groaning. It was where my patch was sown in my dura lining. Grrrrr!!!  Hope u feel better soon!!!

Hang n there.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
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.
Blank
1769279_tn?1315018920
Heat helps my cramps as well.
Blank
620923_tn?1404844667

  Yes the leg cramps r from chiari and not growing pains like we were told....
cuz I know I am not still growing...lol....

  Let ur Dr know about all pains even if u do not think it is linked...tell them everything!!!

   "selma"
Blank
1811364_tn?1316788049
I have spasms in my left calf, as well as cramps. Sometimes seperately, sometimes the spasms get so bad it causes cramps. The only thing that helps is heat, and even that is not much help.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
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!!
Blank
1769279_tn?1315018920
Thx Chiari Friends!  
Blank
620923_tn?1404844667

  Do make sure ur Dr is checking all ur vitamin and mineral levels.....they can play a big role in leg cramps, and many of our other symptoms....

    Magnesium, potassium, vitamin D and B12...are all very important.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I have syringomyelia

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
Blank
1769279_tn?1315018920
Thx!!!  :)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
9673424_tn?1405211680
Blank
NeuroGoth joined this community
Welcome them!
10 hrs ago
1823499_tn?1370093889
Blank
Sexybare craniocervical fusion done ... Comment
Jul 12
510038_tn?1398389277
Blank
oops1990 =] Comment
Jul 11
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1404844667
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
soccero
germantown, MD
992677_tn?1337358095
Blank
ChiariWolf
OH
5640779_tn?1375816966
Blank
desertstorm2009
AZ
7530528_tn?1402371895
Blank
AKC_75
TX
1667208_tn?1333111449
Blank
zygy2
NH
Chiari Malformation Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1404844667
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
soccero
germantown, MD
992677_tn?1337358095
Blank
ChiariWolf
OH
5640779_tn?1375816966
Blank
desertstorm2009
AZ
7530528_tn?1402371895
Blank
AKC_75
TX
1667208_tn?1333111449
Blank
zygy2
NH