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muscle spams in neck
Posted by Nancy on 11/4/2007, 7:52 am, in reply to "Re: muscle spams and cramps"
: Night cramps are often helped by
: magnesium. The strength of pils
: varies, but a twice-a-day regimen is
: better absorbed than single doses.
: It is especially important to take
: magnesium if you are also taking
: Other things that help night cramps
: are Benadryl at bedtime and quinine
: at bedtime. The quinine is a very
: old remedy, and there is not much
: curent research to support it, so
: the evidence-based medicine people
: are down on it, but patients
: indicate it helps. Use the lowest
: effective dose.
: Benzodiazepines, in particular
: diazepam (Valium(R)) also help.
: Some other muscle relaxerrs may
: help. Soma(R) (carisoprodol) is
: more a relaxant/sedative than a
: muscle relaxer, and ai am not wild
: about it, but I have a number of
: patients who like it. Whether they
: would do as well with a glass of
: wine is an open question.
: --Previous Message--
: The muscle cramps I have suffered my
: whole life are getting worse. While
: they used to be feet and calves, I
: now have cramps in hands and thighs.
: One recent thigh cramp was so bad,
: my entire tigh was bruised and it
: was hard to walk for a couple of
: weeks. Question: is this EDS
: related? Anyone have suggestions
: for minimizing cramps?
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