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Date: 13.03.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Cramp?

Hi guys! Wander If u can help me? Over the last few weeks I've been getting cramp in various parts of my body about 5 times a day. Did hear potassium supplements would help but when asked pharmacist today He said that's not so. He said can't take over the counter stuff coz of one of my meds and If it bothers me to see the GP. Just wandered If anyone else gets this? If it's to do with the arthritis and If anyone can suggest anything? Thanks guys X
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Date: 13.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Hi Abbie!
I tend to get cramp in my legs. Ive always just put it down to me not being very active, never really thought about it. Does anyone else get cramp as a symptom of arthritis?

It def worth lookin into tho isnt it! Im useless for info about this but if anyone else has any id be really interested too.

Which of your meds didnt the pharmacist like??

Take care xx
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Date: 13.03.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Hi Verity! Tis interesting that u get cramp too and yes it will be interesting If we're not the Only ones. Now i'm feeling like crap and am all over the place at the moment so can't remember If it was Tramadol or Tegratol that the pharmacist flagged up lol X
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Date: 13.03.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Hi guys yes i get awful cramp in my legs and feet, its so bad my GP put me on quinine sulphate, and i take one every night wen i go to bed TC XXX
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Date: 13.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Cramp?

I Get cramp in Arch of my feet, infact I can make toes go down and I get cramp under the arch, I oput cramps down to artha, but I thought it wasd spasms? I get spasams, cramps in calg and if I twist my feet extremely to left or right, then get cramps...know U prob cant picture this, but u know when they say keep ya feet wiggling its like that, do that and I get the spasms, told gp, on Diaszapam for that..helps spasms in my upper spine...musles contract...
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Date: 13.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Flamin eck diazepam sounds like an extreme med for cramp! Do you get the effects of the drug emotionally too? That sounds 'orrible. The amount of different meds your on Jill, Im surprised your conscious! I think Id be asleep all the time!

As long as it does the trick : )

xx
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Date: 13.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Cramp?

lol Verity...u wont beleive me if I tell U this, but its tru....Ican take 3 Diazapam....and im awake alllllllll blidddy rotttten night!, I take Diazapam carefully, Only If my back is in spasm, when those muscles contract, its painful, the Zomorph is painkkiller, and very slowly over the years ive had to go up, began on 30, now on 100mg day and night! I also take Oramorph(if in ultra Agony) but that makes me feel ill, so avoid! my meds that I take, dont make me feel emotionally better, or less happy.... they have their own reasons for working on diff parts of my body! but im checked every mnonth when have bloods, and every 3 month when I c my Bio nurse....im careful, as i have to think of my Liver....diazaspam is no biggy tho, guessd ive gotten use to it, but it does work if u deffo need it....i wont take any at night now, cos i dont sleep, so just in the day, when I know Im not driving!
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Thats a shame you cant sleep on it. Come to think of it, when I was on anti d's a few years ago they had a similar effect but i was on sleepin tabs at the same time. Then I slept! lol i suppose with us having blood tests so often it gives us chance to try stuff and then come off it straight away if its bad.

How are ya doin today Jill?

Spoke to nurse this morn and shes prescribed me Tramadol. Toms gonna pick it up from the chemist at 1 for me. What are your views and experiences with Tramadol?? Nice to know how others have coped.

xx
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Reagrds Tramodol, when I first went on it, it was BLISS for me in terms of it helping the pain, AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZing!, plus when u first take it, makes yu feel all warm and fuzzy inside(did me anyway) lol...im going to assume they will give u a low dose to begin with, and build u up to slightly higher if it doesent work....make sure to eat either b4 or after, some ppl it makes them so sleeepy, it did me initially, but I had no choice and had to perservere, do U drive at mo? if yes, be careful, cos they r strong, I personally foune them great, but I got use to them, was on 8 a say, but took 10, told rhummy that , and he put me on Transtec patches(again worked for a bit, then changed over to Zomorph100mg day and at night(massive dose) but there ya go, what have u been on painkiller wise?
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Havent been able to take codeine in any higher a dose than the 8/500 until recently. Well bout 4 months ago. Ive had to kind of wean myself onto them because they gave me such bad stomach pains (and still do occassionally). So ive ben on up to 2 four times a day with the 30/500. Theyve never been particularly helpful and im takin so many that i thought it was about time i did sommet about it.
The nurse said to take 1 up to 4 times a day so that sounds like the low dose to start with. I hope to god they help, even for a short amount of time would be a nice break.
I do drive, I have a 45 mile round trip a day to work and back so am gonna take them when I get to work and start the day on the 30/500's instead. At least until I know how they affect me. I'm at home today though coz im feeling really shite so get to try them in a little while.

How you feeling today lady?

xx
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Yea im ok...tired, began eating again now, so no doubt all the weight I lost, I will regain, hope not tho, cos my fella prefers me slim lolol or slimmer I shld say.... for u 1 a day will deffo be affective, if u take one later when fella gets back, take it, and see how u get on, IF u feel crap tomoz, and cant drive, dont go in, but mb begin them on fri, over the weekend, u dont have to wait for them to kick in,(think im right, havnt used them for 7 years, cant really remember, but think they work immed, well after half hour or so) just take it easly. x
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Had one bout 40 mins ago and I can definately feel less edge to the pain. Its quite lovely actually. Not feeling too drowsy either, fingers crossed this will be the med with no side effects! (yeh right!) haha
How long have you not been eating for? That because of your gall bladder stuff??
I need to lose a few pounds coz Ive been comfort eating a lot recently. Not good when you do sod all exercise is it lol I tend to just try and eat less than normal so I dont pile it on. Pain in the arse! So many things to consider isn't there!
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Cramp?

well sex for this old chick is out the qwestion, so bored with it, rather sleeeep....then they feel allll sad and upset that ya dont love em, blimey, gets me down.....whilst u were on ya hols, i got admitted to hosp, due to Gastritis(had endoscopy) had scan and revealed Gall Bladder stonesm 6 of em, after the car crash, due to the whiplash and dizzynessm coulsnt eat, but eas still taking all the toxic meds, hadnt eaten a proper meal for 7 weeks, didnt know y the food wldnt go down, then found out it Gastritis(inflamed stomach lining).... I cant exercise either, so I tend to watch what \i eat...boring Innnit.....im not too over weight really, blimey, some chicks r massive, so I think my fellla is lucky hes got me! lolol
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Lol! too right! Theres obviously a lot more about you than you think coz hes still there isn't he : ) xx
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Cramp?

so tru lol.... glad ya met u on fb, it does make a differnce, cos now i 'see' who im chatting too, good innit...mind u, im old enuff to ber ya Mummie lolol x
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Date: 15.03.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Cramp?

right gotta get off it, just got on, now my son wants it grrrrrrrrrrrrr Kids....x
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Date: 16.03.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Cramp?

Lol nah, my mum cant fathom facebook. Haha
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