Hi, my husband has recently been diagnosed with Focal Segmental Globularsclerosis which is is currently being treated for. A severe problem he has is Cramps - when he walks - he gets cramps, when he uses his hands - he gets cramps, they are absolutely agonising for him. His doctor says that the cramps are not part of his chronic kidney disease, they are something that she doesnt know and has now referred him to see a neurologist - he is taking magnesium to try and help with them, but that isnt working. Please do you have any idea what it could be. ???? I have read that quenine helps with cramps, but because of all his medication have not tried it - could you suggest something that would help please.??????????? thank you in anticipation. Hazel
Hi, further to my other post regarding CRAMPS, I need to add that the cramps have been occurring for six months, he has lost 10 kilos in a short time and his arms and legs have gone very thin and week. Hazel
Hello, thank you for your reply to my questions. My husbandis not on dialysis for renal failure. The treatment he is on for FSGS are cortisones, lasix, Remipril and many other pills which I do not know the names of at this moment. Apparently he is at the chronic stage of this disease and attempts are being made to reduce his cholesterol, blood pressure, proteinura. We will ask his doctor more about his blood report - could you please advise us which minerals could be deficient in his blood. We are awaiting an appointment with the Neurologist and are seeing the Nephrologist again next week. Thank you once again. Hazel
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