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How can Charley horse pain be treated while on thyroid and BP medications?

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar


Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: My wife age 75 Leg pains and charley horses… I had been taking only my thyroid meds and BP meds and drinking at least 2 bottles of Propel water and 2 small bottles of Schweppes tonic water with quinine and slept without the leg pains and charley horses. Then, I started taking the Hyoscyamine 0.125 mg. under the tongue 15-20 minutes before meals (3 times daily) and 1Tbsp. Benefiber once daily. And, the pains started up again.

Sometimes the leg pains are from the outside of the knee down towards the ankle
Sometimes I get pain on my inner thigh
Once I even got the pain in my foot and it stiffened up on me. I massaged it and it subsided
The charley horses are in my calves and sometimes it’s so severe, I practically pop out of bed
Other times, the charley horses are a little more mild but do awaken me
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get examined by a neurologist and evaluated as advised

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Possibility of Vitamin or electrolyte deficiency or lumbar radiculopathy is likely.
Is there any back pain ?
Any urinary complaints?
Get examined by a neurologist and evaluation.
Blood investigations like serum sodium, potasium,urea and creatinine should be done.
Vitamin D3 levels should be done.
Lumbar spine imaging should be planned.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Dr N Kumar
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