Severe Muscle Cramps

  1. I've been having excruciating muscle cramps. :cursing:

    They've happened in pretty much any muscle on my body that you can name.

    They are interfering with my ability to do the things I need to do. They can for quite a long time and are agonizingly painful.

    They can be triggered by exercise or just a simple change in position.

    They are driving me NUTS! :rant:

    When I asked my doctor, he simpley muttered something about "muscle fatigue".

    Has anyone else experienced anything like this? :shrugs:
  2. I occassionally get muscle cramps when I don't drink enough liquids, specifically milk. You might want to try it and see if it helps.
  3. Are you taking any medicine that has that as a possible side effect? I'm surprised he didn't go into more detail with you. If it continues, ask him what specialty you can be referred to (orthopedic, rheumatology, etc.)
  4. Are you taking vitamins? I'd had cramps before and i was low on electrolytes. Fortunately those are minerals found in any multi vitamin, so I'd try that...even eating a banana for potassium...seriously. lol
  5. Someone I know gets bad muscle cramps in their legs, and they were told that they were low on potassium(which caused them), so eat bananas! Just like Danica said, it's true. Also, make sure to drink a lot of water each day.
  6. I drink water and other liquids all day long. And I've been taking a potassium supplement.

    No relief. :sad:

    They've become very FRUSTRATING! Arrghhh!

    I'd go to a specialist if I could figure out what kind of specialist to go to. :sad:
  7. I only have second-hand information on this, but my friend had quite a problem with muscle cramps too. She went to a holistic doctor and he suggested she forgo chocolate and coffee. She did and felt somewhat better. Not cured, but better.

    Good luck! Hope you find some relief soon!

  8. Give up chocolate? And coffee?? :wtf:

    There's GOT to be a better answer! LOL
  9. Muscle cramps can also be caused by too much potassium. Are you taking a potassium supplement under a doctor's advice? Potassium is not an electrolyte to mess around with--too much or too little can cause life-threatening cardiac arrythmias.

    Low calcium can also cause muscle cramps.