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Old 07-05-2018, 03:50   #11
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I'd suggest you contact your cardiologist (the one who prescribes your lasix and works with your blocked arteries). I'm thinking this might have something to do with low potassium, as well as a progression in your blocked arteries. It might be time to have another doppler done.

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Since my original post on this, I've actually managed to control the foot and ankle cramping to a degree, with Berocca (multivite, dont know if its available everywhere). However, I had a HUGE calf cramp, which I used to get years ago and had not had in decades, and my leg is still painful over 36 hours later. I had forgotten to take my Berocca that day. But oh gawd, what a nightmare. I woke up yelling, just as well the only companion I have here is my cat, who thought I was yelling at him! Cant walk properly and have had to break out the walking stick.

@ Tapestry... always thought it was about low potassium but my doc says not, all blood tests come back with potassium in normal range. And yes, do need a new ultrasound on the arteries, I expect they are worsening slowly, however I have annual checks with a podiatrist who checks my pulses and blood pressure to the toes, and so far its all good. I'm due for another check in October so I'll wait til after that before d/w cardiologist.

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Since my original post on this, I've actually managed to control the foot and ankle cramping to a degree, with Berocca (multivite, dont know if its available everywhere). However, I had a HUGE calf cramp, which I used to get years ago and had not had in decades, and my leg is still painful over 36 hours later. I had forgotten to take my Berocca that day. But oh gawd, what a nightmare. I woke up yelling, just as well the only companion I have here is my cat, who thought I was yelling at him! Cant walk properly and have had to break out the walking stick.

@ Tapestry... always thought it was about low potassium but my doc says not, all blood tests come back with potassium in normal range. And yes, do need a new ultrasound on the arteries, I expect they are worsening slowly, however I have annual checks with a podiatrist who checks my pulses and blood pressure to the toes, and so far its all good. I'm due for another check in October so I'll wait til after that before d/w cardiologist.

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You have a sense of irony, and that is very good to have, as a diabetic. I had cramps in my thumbs, and they would draw up, and it hurt. And nothing that I did alleviated it.

One of the members here suggested that cholesterol meds might be the problem, so I quit using it. And so far, it has turned things around for the good. The cramps have really diminished, and when I feel one coming on, I use salt water.

The pickle juice is a very good idea too, I might try that myself. I love pickles anywho, so why not drink the juice.

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When I have had leg cramps it was usually in my calfs. I used to have numbness too in my hands and feet. Getting massages have helped alot with both of those things. Also drinking more wter.

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