What causes severe muscle spasms on calf and shin?

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Posted on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have been having, intermittently, very severe and very painful night cramps and spasms in my feet (top and should), shins and calves. They can last from 3-10 minutes and recur in the night. I have been taking magnesium phosphate and rubbing in some oil of magnesium, which in the XXXXXXX has lessened the problem.
Is there anything I can do or anything that I am doing that exacerbates this extremely distressing issue.
Thank you.
Giselle Wolf
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
take potassium supplement also

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have studied your case.
I will advise to take methylcobalamine and potassium rich diet or supplement.
I f not relieved then you may need to investigate further like blood test .
Take calcium supplements and vitamin D.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer your question. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 12 minutes later
Thank you. How much methylcobalamine should I take? 1000mcg or 5000mcg? I do take a complete vitamin supplement as well and do not wish to over medicate this supplement.
I had a blood test recently which was completely normal.
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 37 hours later
Brief Answer:
explained below

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have studied your case.
You can check vit b12 level through blood. Also check sr calcium vit D,sr electrolyte.
Colour doppler leg may help.
You can take Methylcobalamine 1000 mcg if you are taking oral tablet.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer your question. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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