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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes muscle cramps under the ribcage, legs and hands?

I have muscle cramps all the time, an all over. sometimes under my ribs in the middle of my chest or legs or hands. I try to drink at least 5 bottles of water every day sometimes gator aid. I take extra mag. I had my vitamin levels has been check all are ok. According to a doctor. trying to figure out what else can I do.
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Muscle cramps maybe due to fibromyalgia or anxiety or connective tissue disorders or electrolyte imbalance or chronic fatigue syndrome or excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol contain food or polymyositis etc. Please consult your rheumatologist he will do CBC, ESR, ANA ,Ra factor etc. If needed muscle biopsy then he will treat you accordingly.

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