For 12 years or more I've had COPD. I've had severe body cramps since the first and stopped the cramps with quinine sulfate. I've led a "normal" life. Now the FDA won't let me use quinine anymore and my life is unbelievably bad. I have severe body cramps 24 hrs a day and never know when they'll hit. I'm like a cripple. My hands don't work right, I have a hard time getting dressed because the legs won't bend right, its hard to drive, I can't sleep without cramping and everything is painful and difficult. The quinine was stopped at the beginning of this month and I've been frantically searching for relief. I've pinpointed the cause to be the alburterol I use in my nebulizer 5 or 6 times a day. When I eventually get to see the doctor, I want him to give me something to replace the albuterol and stop the cramping.
I know I'm not alone with this problem. Has anyone found something that really stops these cramps or a good replacement for albuterol?