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Suggest treatment for severe leg cramps

Severe leg and foot cramps after an evening of Christmas shopping. Pretty sedentary lifestyle. Work 8 hrs a day. Want to got to sleep but cramps are not permitting. Took my daily dose of Robaxin, but no help. Also 3 calcium. Magnesium, and zinc. Soap bar at foot of bed! Second night of same routine. Help!
Fri, 6 Jan 2017
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Hi,

Please check whether they are cramps or pain in the calf due to deep vein thrombosis. Venous doppler of legs will tell. For cramps, you may try Vitamin E and levocarnitine supplements. Prgabalin or gabapentin will help. For evaluation you may need further investigations, so consult your doctor. All the best.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Vaddadi Suresh
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Suggest treatment for severe leg cramps

Hi, Please check whether they are cramps or pain in the calf due to deep vein thrombosis. Venous doppler of legs will tell. For cramps, you may try Vitamin E and levocarnitine supplements. Prgabalin or gabapentin will help. For evaluation you may need further investigations, so consult your doctor. All the best. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Vaddadi Suresh