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Qualaquin (quinine) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: When quinine was dropped and Qualaquin introduced I had to then fight my doctor for my prescriptions. I go from getting maybe 4-5 hrs sleep when taking it to 30 min x 4-5 times a day broken sleep. Without Qualaquin my quality of life goes from non-existent to manageable.
quinine for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: I have been taking quinine on and off for some years. I only take it when I get cramp in the night. It usually takes about 20 minutes for the cramps to ease off, enough for me to relax and go back to sleep.
Qualaquin (quinine) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: I had been on Quinine sulfate several years ago, for severe leg cramps in both legs and at that time is was a generic medication, then FDA took all off the market and allowed it to be brought back as a classified medicine, of course at a very high rate. But this works! I was at the breaking point with the pain, now I can still work, walk and sleep a full night without pain. What a wonderful feeling that is.
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quinine for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: It is so upsetting that I can no longer get Quinine Sulfate for use when my legs cramp at night. I call my symptoms Dancing Legs because they just won't calm down without quinine.
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Qualaquin (quinine) for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: I develop severe legs cramps at night for some reason and found that Qualaquin works for me. Also, I have COPD- bronchial asthma and suffer with tightening of the chest muscles, not sure why. When I take Qualaquin, I have noticed the chest muscle relaxes, and I can breathe without the constant coughing. It gives me some time to physically recuperate for a couple of hours. Life saver!
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quinine for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: I had been using Quinine Sulphate capsules for many years for severe leg cramps at night. I did not take a capsule every day but only when I had been on my feet all day and sometimes after a long day of golf or walking in heeled shoes. My doctor felt I was responsible enough to give me a bottle of 100 pills. This often lasted me well into two years or so. I have had leg cramps once again often since I was unable to purchase these capsules any longer. If they are again available I will be really content to once again be able to rid myself of severe cramps at least most of the time if I think of the circumstances of my day.
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quinine for Nocturnal Leg Cramps: I've learned the warning sign of an impending leg cramp and I always keep a small supply of 200 mg quinine sulfate accessible. I use very small containers and have one in the car, one in my backpack when hiking and one in my pocket when out and about. My leg cramps are so painful that it seems that the muscle is tearing itself apart and luckily the pills are within easy reach so the tension ends within a couple of minutes.
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