I do not get a lot of leg pain but do get the cramping in my stomach, ribs, shoulders, neck and arms when i lay down, I always hope I can fall asleep before the crap starts. I have FM, myofascal pain and costochrondrtis, have no idea what is coming from what.
I do get the leg and foot cramps at times. I am the one who posted about the tight band around my ribs.
Myofascal pain syndrome
Arthritis, cervical and thorastic
Hi Seaturtle....I have been looking into the quinine solution. What I don't fully understand is why this pain seems to only really kick in when we are at rest. You would think - logic would seem to dictate - that resting those muscles would do you good...
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i also went the quinine route. now i take neurontin befor bedtime. it helps most nights.
try taking a walk or a bit of stretching about an hour or two befor you retire. another wierdness we have. exercise befor bed seems to help us sleep better.
at rest is when you will notice it more. makes no sense, yet there it is.
My doctor said Costochondritis is essentially a virus that lies dormant in the lining of the chest wall until over-exertion or another physical malady triggers its inflammatory response. It can cause nearly unbearable chest pain.
I had the cramping every night too. I started using calcium and magnisium at bed time and it did help to a degree. WHen my dr. put me on lorazipam for sleep the cramping stopped, because it also relaxed my muscles. It helps spasming in my back as well. I also use strech bands to stretch my legs real well before bed. It makes a big difference for me.
Hi Kelli I have MS and fibro too like ms isnt bad enough i too get the leg cramping its wicked i take 1200mg of neurontin which doc thought would help my legs cramps but not i now take requip i take it about an hour before bed let me know if you have any other questions i havent found too many people that have both ms and fibro