Re: peripheral neuropathy and leg cramps
I also go through bouts of nocturnal leg cramps of the kind that instantly wake you up and have you jumping out of bed like frog. Not such a good idea for anyone, especially if afflicted with disequilibrium (which I have a symptom of PN, or so they tell me), but there's no resisting it.
Recently my wife's primary doc recommended a caplet consisting of 333mg Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate), 133mg of Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide), and 5mg of Zinc (as Zinc Sulfate). Her notion is to take it as soon as possible after the cramp begins, and it subsides in just a minute or so.
Works for her, but since she made her recommendation my leg cramps have perversely abated, so I haven't had the opportunity to check it out for myself. However, her brother -also afflicted with regular and severe nocturnal leg cramps due to diuretics- has been taking one caplet a day for about two months, and his cramps have disappeared altogether. If mine return, I intent to follow his example.
Our source, unfortunately, is only CVS Pharmacies, where it's sold under the CVS label. However, that formula could likely be found in any pharmacy, probably in the "bone health" section.