I am 24 years old and am off and on having a very painful leg s. pasm upon waking when I move the leg the slightest bit. I wake up screaming and the pain is excrutiating and more apparent afterwards if I extend the leg straight. My leg hurts for the rest of the day, a less intense soreness that causes me to limp. Someone told me about baclofen for the spasms and ultram for the pain, as they said it is affective but they are taking them to treat a different diagnosis. This spasm doesn't happen all the time but often enough to do something about it. Would a low dose of these two be helpful? The side/adverse effects seem scary. I don't take any other medications, as I don't really like to take anything, not even over-the-counter stuff unless I really need to. My husband suggested ayurvedic treatment and doesn't really like the idea of me taking medication, especially since we want to get pregnant. Alothough I'm worried about taking the med while trying to conceive, I can't stand the pain.
Vitamin C at 1000mg a day has completely stopped my leg & foot cramps. I do take other supp. as well. Vit D,2000mg, calcium citrate with magnesium & zinc, flaxseed oil, (allergic to fish) & a multiple vit. & mineral. I believe the C has stopped the cramps. Have read somwwhere that it helps, & if I forget to take it for a few days, I get the cramps again. As soon as I resume my regemine, it stops. Hope this helps you... Mary 632009
Hi - even if it is a public clinic, you need to be seen by a physician. If you are insured, for my pain/spasms (caused by pinched nerves due to herniated disks) - my main defense is professional physical therapy, with me doing exersizes at home, as prescribed. I do take neurontin for the nerve spasm and pain. It's non-narcotic. I also have some vicodin (pain) and robaxin (muscle relaxant) for when things get to be too much. Heat alternating with cold is good, too.
But, really, all that is immaterial - you need to go to the Dr.'s and probably get an MRI done. Even though it hurts your leg, it could be your back. You just won't know for sure til you have some images taken
And as far as a baby - don't you think you should be in top form, before you have a baby to chase after? I may not be a mom, but I have worked as a nanny - even the cushy jobs I have had - those rug rats were a lot of work, and I wasn't expected to do any housework. Just a thought. Like, what if you got pregnant, and you find during the pregnancy that you need surgery for your leg issue.
I wish you luck, with everything
you are still young get your leg taken care of .it could just be you need to eat banana which gives your body vitimains that you need .me i eat oranges cause i'm not crazy about nanners !my legs and whole body cramp and i know this is painful! a muscle relaxer might help and ultrams are wonderful to ease pain as long as it's not chronic !good luck best wishes on the baby!
You have received some sound advice so far, you may need to take vitamins high in C and Potassium and might I add Magnesium. Magnesium is critical in controlling muscle spasms. If you are trying to get pregnant then the vitamin supplement would be important anyway.
If the problem persists please discuss with the doctor, be sure to tell them you are trying to get pregnant and if you are taking any supplements at that time.
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