What causes severe leg spasms while lying in bed?
Neuropathy may be the culprit.
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I have read your question and understand your concerns.
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the conditions that may cause leg cramps, so, best treatment of the leg cramps in this case is to control the neuropathy.
Other measures to relieve leg cramps include stretching before going in bed, magnesium and multivitamins supplements use, staying well hydrated etc.
Medications that may be used to relieve leg cramps include carisoprodol, gabapentin, orphenadrine, etc.
It is necessary for your husband to get evaluated by his primary care Doctor first, because other conditions besides neuropathy (restless legs syndrome, side effects of drugs, fatigue etc.) may cause leg cramps.
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We have an appointment with his Primary Dr. early Dec.
Q. These leg spasm occur only or mostly when lying in bed why would that be?
see question directly above
Why these very painful leg spasms at night when lying down?
Probably due to lowering of blood pressure.
When we lie down, there is a moderate lowering of blood pressure, that results in decreased supply of tissues with oxygen and nutrients, electrolytes etc.
Daily activities also result in fatigued muscles.
Tissues that are already suffering from a previous condition ( such muscles and nerves of the legs damaged previously by neuropathy for example ) are more susceptible to these changes.
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