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Date: 29.04.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Spasms

Hi all! Just thought i'd pick your brains before I hassle my GP AGAIN lol. Well it's nearly 2am and I can't sleep because i'm getting awful spasms in my right calve. Now my PA affects then tendons in that leg from my heel to the back of my knee but it's usually a dull ache with tenderness or feels like I've attempted the splits lol but I've never had spasms like this before. An Arthur facebook friend of mine suggested my potassium could be low because of the mtx but I just don't know what to think all I know it's PAINFULL. Any ideas guys? XXX
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Date: 29.04.2010
From: maz

Subject: Re: Spasms

Hi Abbie, nothing worse than being in pain in the small hours is there? I get these spasms, and the only thing i found helped was to massage the area, or walk around a little, could you maybe ring your gp and have a word with him? He may be able to give you some self help ideas, don't worry about hassling him, its his job, and a well paid one, to help you.
big hugs, maz.
xx
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Date: 29.04.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Spasms

Abbie is it like cramp? I get that in my left calf and it was always through the night.. My GP gave me Quinine Sulphate tabs I take one every nite it does help
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Date: 02.05.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Spasms

Thanks for your help/advice guys. @ Lynn, it's not quite like cramp it's like a spasm of being stabbed by a knitting needle. Eased off bit last couple of days. XXX
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Spasms

Hey Abbie wot you just described I get that in my knees and ankles, but I just put it down to part and parcel of arther , Hey Abbie soz I cant remember do you have psoriatic arthritis?? I also get it in my calf as well. I thought it felt like a needle boring a hole through your bone
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Spasms

same here gals....i also get spasms down the sides of m y spine, the muscles contract....rotten....mind u, been to scotland thi weekend, my sister drove up, met old m8s from 30 yrs ago, and met up with les mckeown at his gig, mind u, know him anyway, but he was giging there, long way to go, wasnt sure how id cope, but i did, and loved every minute of being with my sister, posh hotel, and meeting m8s, stayed one night, drove back nxt day(stifff as hell), but im glad i went, mind u, had a funny turn in hotel with my tummy, and panicked....but all was ok after half hour, was worth the journey, and we all went down the oub after the gig and was invited by les, which made it extra special, cos me and my sis havnt seen him for a good few years now(whispers to the group tht my sis and les weere an item for a wee while) anyway was gr8, but sure am paying for it today l,olololol
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Spasms

OOOO Jill you are nearly famous !! Glad to hear you had a good time :0) Now my only claim's to fame is the Slade filmed round our area also The Full Monty guys walked past the house I grew up in - and was sat outside our local Pub !!

Oh and my future son inlaw's dad used to play guitar with Van Morrison.
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: maz

Subject: Re: Spasms

ooh KayJay, my grandson would love to meet that guitarist,lol, he has a group of his own, music mad,lol.

Glad you had a good time Jill, i met an old mate after 30 years, she said i had'nt changed a bit, bless her for lying,lol.
xx
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Date: 04.05.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Spasms

@ Lynn, yeah it is Psoriatic Arthritis that I have! @ Jill so glad you had a good weekend! Sounds fab! XXX
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Date: 04.05.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Spasms

well other claim to fame is....roy hudd is my sons gr8 uncle!....he was in corrie for a bit....ugly bugger lolol.... wow kj nice one..... my other claim to fame, well my 17yr old son...is he isgoing to havedrumming lessons with the sone of Guitarist of deep purple....and they live near us.....lol Maz......i was shocked at one of my oldest best m8s, so wrinkly....thank god iver got goood skin..... tc all xxjill
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Date: 04.05.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Spasms

OOO Jill i've got a Corrie connection [ sort of anyway ] Thomas Craig - used to be Tommy in Corrie used to live round the corner from us + got a photo of him dancing with Mum on one of his visits back to his home city.
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Date: 04.05.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Spasms

aw kj cant picture him, dont watch corrie these days, mite know the face tho.....also donald sutherland is a cousin to my mums uncle(by marriage) not blodd related.....so there another one lol.......btw gang, seeing my spine surgeon on 7th.....qwuick summary, found i needed another spine op, ad another disc had gone above the previous op, left for me to make a decision in lawst sept(forgot to go lol) went bk in jan, but neck playing up, dseeing him 7th for mri neck reults, and to talk about my fusion eeeeeeek!!!!....been talking this thru weith my fella, hes breren gr8, lots time off since this gb thing, anyaay, need to be healthy,feeling bretter tum wise,and cant bear the idea of all the recovery pain of fusion, big big op, so will ask if we can postpone a bit longer, he may well say no, bren long enuff, need to know how much the disc has dropped since discovering it.....got to put it off, unless he says its detrimental to health, my back was gr8 at the weekend, surprised me, and im relucntant to have it done.......am i mad? probably lolol
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