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Charlie horse in calf at night

I was wondering what this would be called and wondering if thishappens to anyone else...

At night while I am sleeping, I will wake up because my left leg keeps getting a "charlie horse" in the calf.  I apologize for the "charlie horse" name that I  am calling it.  That's what we call them.  

It is happening more and more so I was wondering if this happens to anyone else?  Does anyone know what it is called when your muscle tightens up and hurts like really bad for about 2 min or so?

This I think happens to everyone, not just the MS people like me.  It just seems to happen more and at weird times.  Like when I am sleeping.

Thanks for advice or comments about this!!!

Kelli
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Some folks have to take Baclofen and Zanaflex.  They are both antispasmodics, but have different methods of action.

Bob
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I wake up with one in my left leg most mornings.
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"Things that go ouch in the night."  Look in the health pages or search the forum for spasticity.

Many of us have issues with this and rely on Baclofen.

Bob
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Baclofen does nothing for mine.
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Alex,

Baclofen does nothing for me as well.  I take zanaflex at night for the nightly "charlie horses" I have.  Helps SO SO much,
Michelle
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Some folks have to take Baclofen and Zanaflex.  They are both antispasmodics, but have different methods of action.

Bob
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