I suffer from muscle spasms due to, sciatica and fibromyalgia. I'm on Flexeril, Toradol, Lyrica, and Ultram. I get this tightens in my legs calfs to where it leaves me in excriuating pain. I have looked every where to find "something" that I can do to calm the nerves. It doesn't make sense because I am on medication to treat this health conditions.
I know that the medications can't take the pain completely away, but help you cope with the pain. But this heaviness has really got me thinking. I told my familly doctor about the spasms so he put me on the Flereril and the Toradol. Is there anybody else that endures this? I'd hate to stand alone,
Blondie-- are you taking any meds to reduce cholestral-Zocor, Lipitor, simivastatin-- anything with statins in it? Statins can cause cramps in feet legs, arms. I'm on antiseizure meds-and when I took a statin med i had cramps so bad they were labeled as seizures. Check out what you're taking for meds. If you R taking a cholestral reduction med- check out SpaceDoc.com He was a flight surgeon and really got messed up by statins. Just in the last few months the Internet availiability of information about the permenent damage that statin is tremendous. This site isn't that great-but it helps a lot. I'm wearing special shoes, insets, going to physical therapy, ice packs, etc. In July I was walking 1+ to10 miles a day-with the normal walk being 3 miles.
10 Feb 2012
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10 Feb 2012
I was on toradol years ago, & my doctor took me off of it. There was a special warning that came out, not sure what it was, but I am going to refer you to the site explaining all about it. I had to have blood tests & have only received shots of it in the hospital since. Just be very careful taking this drug. I to believe the statins could be causing your problems. My husband takes the highest dose of zocor, 80mg. The FDA last week gave a warning about taking statins due to the problems they cause people with muscle & tendon damage that can show up at any time. A better diet should help with the cholesterol. Please reconsider taking these drugs, If you are having cramps in your legs , Vitamin C at least 1000mb can help reduce this, I get this too when I sleep, & if I have forgotten to take my vit. C & magnesium I wake up with horrible cramps or spasms in my calfs.
Oh my gosh I am so relieved and sad at the same time I thought I was the only one with these symptoms. I am suffering from severe leg spasms and heaviness in my legs when I walk. I also have these weird shooting pains up and down my legs. I also have degenerative disk disease in my lower back and it constantly hurts as well.
I have told and seen numerous doctors and finally one listened. I am taking flexeril 20 mgs three time a day. While it keeps the spasm at bay it does nothing for the rest of the issues.
Please let me know how long you have had these problems and anything that might be helpful. Thanks so much for posting this information!
14 Dec 2013
I was put on Gabapentin 300 mg for my fibromyalgia and my husbands doctor put him on the same thing and the same dose for severe leg cramps at night. He has not had any cramps being on Gabapentin only if he missed a dose , though he only did once and paid for it. Crazy how it can be used for so many things. But it has stopped his leg cramps which were very very bad. Hope you get help.