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... Just to add to the Potassium need... we get that kind of charlie horse cramp any time our potassium/magnesium/calcium levesls our out of whack... you might want to look into a multi-vitamin/mineral combination... that should knock those cramps into net year if not later ! Best of luck to you starting back to school. Lissa (6 replies)
... I too get those darn Charlie horses. I don't think it is a lack of any vitamins that can cause Charlie horses but a lack of potassium that does this. Bananas are great way to get more potassium in you. ... (6 replies)
... I get the charlie horses too in my entire leg. It's horrible. I'm also wondering if I will be able to work with this. ... (6 replies)

... ot. I have some numbness spreading up the calf, but no hyper sensitivity to touch. I also have tightness in the calf muscle, and my right calf has been trying to charlie horse alot recently. I never connected the charlie horses or tightness to rsd. I guess I try to ignore things as much as I can. Thanks for the post. ... (12 replies)
Cold CRPS plus
Mar 6, 2009
... Thanks for the info Karen, and hugs back. I am taking Methocarbamol, 500mg 2 to 3 times a day at this time. It was prescribed because of the back issues that I am having and I am still experiencing these "cramps" or "charlie horse" symptoms, so I am thinking from what I read about that Baclofen it sounds like something I could really benefit from. Will definitely ask my RX... (21 replies)
Cold CRPS plus
Mar 5, 2009
... I did not know potassium would give you muscle spasms.Some of the ones I have are almost like a really long charlie horse.So how much potassium would you have to take? ... (21 replies)
... Hi Patti, I've only had RSD since September of 07 but I don't have funky nails or shiny skin. I diagnosed after foot surgery with a bad outcome. A 3-phase bone scan was the final deciding factor for me. 6 weeks after surgery I was so very sore so that's when the testing began. I did have a pain management doc who said he didn't think I had RSD. Needless to say, I never... (6 replies)
... Thank you Michelle - I do feel like I'm losing my mind. I keep thinking that tomorrow I will wake up, put my feet on the ground and the pain will be gone. This is a nightmare at the worst possible time of my life - and I am alone. I have no help. There are times that I can get my head to a place where I realize that there are others out there who are far worse off than me, but... (6 replies)
... Sunshine, Again, I can only speak for me.. Um.. I wouldn't say it will ever be cured.. but the pain level changes.. For the first fewyrs, I was a mess.. I was not dx until four yrs after my injury.. It wasn't until then after I started being treated with the proper coctail of meds and treatments that things seemed to calm down.. Your still in the dxing stage.. Its... (6 replies)
... Hey Deb, I get those leg cramps also. Yes it is from the RSD but it can also be from a lack of vitamin.. I can't remember what vitamin it is.. I am sure if you search it on the internet it will tell you.. Theres nothing I can do for them when I get them except massage the muscle it just take cramps away quicker.. Just another added to the RSD list.. I am so happy to... (6 replies)
... Hello everyone! Holy moly, I've had some very painful, nasty nighttime cramps in my legs. The next day it's pretty sore also. Do any of you experience the same? Is this common with RSD? I know how very different RSD is for all of us, but does anyone know if they become more frequent? I haven't written on the boards lately cuz I thought I was doing pretty good. I return... (6 replies)
... rgery where they put a screw in to hold the bone together. during the 5 weeks i was in a cast, i was having very bad pain in the back of my calf, like the worst charlie horse. i kept telling them but they told me it was muscle pain from not using the leg. ... (6 replies)
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May 18, 2006
... especially in left leg. I was eating muscle relaxers like pez and finally that lessened. couldnt stand on left leg longer than to brush my teeth. My muscle would charlie horse on me or draw up in left calf. I believe I have muscle atrophy in this leg from the colapsed vertebres for so long. ... (2 replies)
... My wife is 27 years old and otherwise healthy until last fall. She was working and twisted her knee. Approx 4 months later, she was diagnosed with a blood clot (DVT) in her thigh after complaining to her Doctor that she had a "charlie-horse" type pain in her thigh. Good quick diagnosis by her Dr on this one. Up until and including this time, she could walk fine, albeit her... (15 replies)
... is really quiet. The Charlie horse in my calf and leg is just a cramp now. I have been pain free with pain meds for a couple of hours in the past few days! ... (1 replies)

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