I started to pass uric acid kidney stones about 5 weeks ago. I am still passing small orange stones. My Dr put me on Potassium Citrate 10 mg night and morning. Every night since I started taking this drug I have had sever leg cramps in the thighs, calves, ankles, feet and toes. The cramps only come at nights. I am not able to sleep and legs are very sore. I stopped taking the drug 2 days ago and last night I was able to sleep through the night with no cramps. Has anyone else experienced this?
After having a large uric acid kidney stone removed surgically, my doctor put me on a high dose of Potassium Citrate. I was feeling very sick after two weeks. He changed to a lower dose and my symptoms are less severe but there none the less. I, too, experienced severe leg cramps in thighs, calves, feet, and toes after starting this medicine. I also have a heavy and painful feeling in my feet and legs and I'm walking funny, kind of clumping around. I also experienced what I feel was a gout attack in my knee - with pain so bad I actually cried. I've never experienced this before. I'm seeing my primary care tomorrow and will ask if I can stop taking this medicine.
I too have been given a prescription for Potassium Citrate and had been taking Potassium Cholrinate--not sure if I spelled that correctly, but anyway--the cramps started in my legs at night about 2 weeks ago, and now have progressed to my hip and down the front of my left leg in the morning... I get up to take a shower and can hardly stand due to the pain in my left leg and hip. I have also started with a pain, if you will, right above my ankle. It reminds me of gout... I still have my Potassium Cholrinate pills and will start taking them again--this terrible, horrific pain in my hip and leg is for the birds.
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