My daughter has been complaining of leg and foot cramps. At first I attributed this to simple growing pains. She is four years old and has multiple allergies: grass and peanut butter are amoung her most potent allergens. She is on allergy shots for grass. I give her organic vitamins with B12, B6, B2, and magnesium, as well as enzymes, probiotics, omega swirl with omega 3, 6, 9 all natural supplements that help to support an allergic and asthmatic system. It has yet to be confirmed that she has asthma, though allergens can trigger a cough, though she doesn't become short of breath or wheeze, she does respond to asthma medications like pulmicort and xopenex (she had paradoxical bronchospasm to albuterol--very scary!) Needless to say I've done some reading on varient cough asthma and it sounds like she fits the bill. To make a long story even longer, it seems she gets leg cramps right before a coughing episode, in fact, I can almost predict an attack by when she tells me her legs are cramping. Why is this? her oxygen levels have always been 100% and her chest x-rays have shown no hyperextension of the lungs. We have a spirometry test coming up soon, and have been practicing on the peak-flow meter. Any ideas?
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