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... Judy 750- Leg and hand cramps, pain in leg calves, misc. pain here and there in your bod, seem to be pretty expectable for SOME OF US on statins. I've tried several statins, finally got some relief after being treated by a doctor in another city where I spend a lot of time. First, we stopped simvastatin for a week. The cramps stopped. Then, moved to Crestor 5mg M,W,F.,... (5 replies)
... did I get hot flashes. Supposed to take that with asa. Since I'm allergic to asa I took it alone. no good. I spoke to another cardiologist and he recomended tonic water for the leg cramps , went out and bought it, ugh I dont know which is worse the cramps of tonic water. Sorry just blabbering on. ... (29 replies)
... Hello hankypank, We'll start with the easy one first. Tonic water (definitely an acquired taste) contains quinine. I think you can purchase quinine tablets and they are indeed used for muscle cramps, but I suspect your leg problems are more than just muscle cramps. Statins are definitely not in your future. Have your doctors done a CPK test to check for damage to... (6 replies)

... The leg cramps were random at first, mostly while lying down, and they would bounce me out of bed. After a few months I got into the tonic water/quinine routine, and this knocked the cramps down almost completely. If there isn't some other new med you're taking that might be suspect, you might try the quinine thing. I use it when I take my meds, and a small glass now and then... (5 replies)
... I spoke to one cardiologist and he suggested tonic water to help with the leg cramps. bought it and ugh it tasted bad. ... (29 replies)
... walk a lot when my legs dont hurt. I've never fully recovered from all the leg problems I had. HELP. I even spoke to another cardiologist and he said to drink tonic water for my leg cramps. I bought it and uggh its awful. ... (6 replies)

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