Re: Charlie Horses and Toe Cramping
I have dealt with this since my surgery in December. When I sleep I am told it looks like I am running because my legs move so much and jump at times. It wakes me up all the time. Believe it or not, I have found the tens unit extremely helpful on my legs when they are like this. Don't ask me why it just works.
They ran several tests on me and we have learned that I suffer from a vitamin D deficiency, iron deficiency and thyroid problems. All of which contribute to muscle cramping and pain. They are in the process of switching me to methadone and then we will be trying some of the meds for restless leg syndrome. They just did not want to do it at all the same time because if I had a reaction they would not know which to try.
The neurologist told me last week that it has to do with the perm nerve damage and how the information is coming from the brain to the nerve and it misfires because of the nerve damage.
Are you on any of the nerve medications such as lyrica, topomax, tegretal or neurontin?
Feel better - I know this can definitely wear on you.