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BAD LEG CRAMPS

N E body experiencing severe leg cramps lately?
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  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"
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I'm still in bed du to pain. Head, back and legs.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Heat helps my cramps as well.
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  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"
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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.
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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!!
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Thx Chiari Friends!  
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  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.
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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
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Thx!!!  :)
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