In April 2011, I started 30 units of Lantus before bed in addition to my many-year use of 1000mg metformin b.i.d. and glyburide 2mg b.i.d. Morning sugars are finally normal (90-110). In late June, I started suffering horrific leg cramps through the night. My doc recommended tonic water (w/quinine) after dinner. It works, but only if I drink a minimum of 32 ounces. So now I'm up during the night peeing myself silly. Funny thing... I forgot to take my Lantus the other night and slept through the night without a single issue. Doc doesn't know or seem to care. Any thoughts?
I take 50 units of lantus at night myself the medicine itself hasn't caused me leg pain. I did have leg cramps when my potassium was off and you can sometimes drink a diet Gatorade to boost it back up or drink a glucerna drink. when you go back to your doctor ask him to check your potassium levels. hope this helps I too have one of those drs.
I've been on Lantus for quite sometime and the lg cramps after the 45 unit dosage are always the same. ( severe and I'm told I'm not enough water though I drink 8-10 ( 16oz ) glass of h2o everyday it hasn't changed. This issue I did bring up with my Endrocronoligist though a good Dr but passive when I brought the topic up. In the end I guess there's no better Dr. Than ourselves. The usage of lantus will no longer be; just wanted to be certain it wasn't a psychological issue ;)
My dad is 58 years old. He suffers from CHF. 2 years ago became diabetic, and developed severe anemia.
Yesterday the doctor ordered for him lantus (glargine) since his glc level is 347 and in the same day he started suffering from severe muscle cramps. Although he took a law dose of glargine. And previously he suffered from muscle cramps because he takes diuretics but not as severe as this time and the frequency of cramps because higher.
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- Side Effects of Lantus (detailed)
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