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I am experiencing cramps and a tingling sensation in my

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I am experiencing cramps and a tingling sensation in my lags
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have not seen a doctor and I have only taken paracetamol
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There are few possibilities for bilateral leg cramps.

1. Dehydration and electrolyte deficiency
2. Peripheral neuropathy: this mean the nerves supplying the calf muscles are getting damaged. Lower spine herniated disc, vitamin B12 deficiency, metabolic disorder, autoimmune disorder are some of the causes.
3. Blood clots or DVT-- unlikely but still a possibility.
Blood tests should include: sed rate, CRP, ANA titer, ANCAs, B12 level, vit D level.
Specialist to consult with: Neurologist
Treatment depends on underlying cause.
Symptomatically a muscle relaxant like Cyclobenzaprine may be tried for now.
Other medications that may help are:
Diltiazem 30 to 60 mg daily at night time.
Gabapentin 100 to 300 mg daily at bedtime.
Following natural supplements will also help:
Tonic water or quinine --Works very well --but should be avoided if you have a heart condition.
Magnesium supplements 400 mg daily
Vitamin B6 50 mg daily
Vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily.
Ginkgo biloba 600 mg daily.

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