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What causes excruciating cramps and pains?

63 yr. old diabetic, 5 6 195 lbs. Breast cancer, lumpectomy April, 2011. Chemotherapy, 5th treatment today. Excrutiating leg cramps. what can I do for the pain. (doing remarkably well otherwise.) Oh, I only have one kidney but oncologist says its fine.
Tue, 17 Nov 2020
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Hello,

The cramps could be related to neuropathy or vitamin D deficiency. For this reason, I recommend checking first vitamin D and vitamin B12 plasma levels for possible deficiency. If these tests result normal, I would recommend taking Pregabalin or Gabapentin for the pain.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What causes excruciating cramps and pains?

Hello, The cramps could be related to neuropathy or vitamin D deficiency. For this reason, I recommend checking first vitamin D and vitamin B12 plasma levels for possible deficiency. If these tests result normal, I would recommend taking Pregabalin or Gabapentin for the pain. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist