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Old 03-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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what is the best prescription muscle relaxer for constant leg cramps at night?

I am not sure if I have fibromyalgia, but I definitely have some of the symptoms. My leg cramps have become worse at night. I stretch them after I exercise. I drink a lot of water. I eat bananas etc...
I have to use an electric massager on them before bed every single night and even then I still get twitches and spasms in bed and have popped up with a painful cramp in my shins or ankle and it SCARES me! I have popped my ankle trying to walk while having one because it makes me panic. I am SO tired of this. I see my doc today and I really need a good STRONG muscle relaxer. I took flexeril 10 mg the past few nights and it didn't help much. Is there anything else that I could use long term? Or can docs give out 20 mg of Flexiril?
I take supplements-- calcium, magnesium. I eat fairly healthy and I exercise regularly. I stretch after I workout, always. But I am scared to go to sleep at night!! I also clench my teeth pretty bad so I know a muscle relaxer will help with that as well. Anyways, I want this doc visit to be a good one- I want to walk away knowing I have been helped, so any thoughts as to what meds have worked great .. I would appreciate it. thanks!

 
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: what is the best prescription muscle relaxer for constant leg cramps at night?

I get leg cramps also, had a friend tell me to drink Tonic water before bed? Seemed to help me.

 
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