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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can pain and weakness in the calves be treated?

The calf of my legs are very sore and weak. Hurts really bad when I walk. My doctor change my blood pressure med to VALSARTAN 80 MG. a few days prior to me flying out to Las Vegas for the Christmas Holidays I was flying for 4 hrs. I got a really bad cramp in my left leg while on the plane. I stood up and walked up and down the aisle. Since arriving in Las Vegas, I have been doing lots of walking around the 5th day of being here, I began experiencing very sore and weak calves. Can you please tell me what I can do. I am scheduled to fly back home on tomorrow on a 4 hr flight. I am a 65yr old black female. My overall health is good. I do take vitamins and supplements.
Thu, 9 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

* As per my clinical experience, the severe muscle cramps involving calf are known side effect of angiotension II converting preparations via alterations in potassium levels. I recommend to call your doctors office and discuss the same, as you require change of molecule instead of Valsartan.

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