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Leg Cramps While Sleeping

My age is 65 years, I have been a sports man and athlete my whole life. I regularly used to drink alcohol. I was a regular victim of cramps, sometimes in the back while reversing the car, at times in my tummy while laughing and many a time due to any body movement in any place of my body. Now that I have controlled my intake of alcohol, I still get cramps in my legs especially my calves and feet while I am fast asleep and have to jump out of bed and try different postures to rid the cramps. Please guide me as to how control these painful cramps.


By Sheryar from Quetta, Pakistan

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October 2, 20140 found this helpful

You probably have a magnesium shortage. This can cause severe leg cramps and also block your body from absorbing calcium which can then cause Osteoporosis. Go to your doctor and ask him to run a blood test to see if it's the problem. Also, have him check to see if you are dumping calcium in your blood. You can also go to Walgreens & buy leg cramp pills-forget the quinine pills they work for about 15 mins. and then stop working.

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October 3, 20140 found this helpful

I was having intense cramping in my legs at night. The dr. checked my blood and it was low magnesium.

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October 3, 20140 found this helpful

Drink more water, you are dehydrated.

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October 3, 20140 found this helpful

Leg cramps can be caused by a pinched nerve in the low back. Have yourself checked by a chiropractor. They can help without medication or surgery in many cases.

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October 13, 20140 found this helpful

If you are drinking a lot of either tea or coffee daily that contains caffein which are diuretics, then you need to drink more water and less of the caffeinated drinks. In a few days, the leg cramping should cease and you'll sleep better. Otherwise, if still nothing changes after doing this, then check with your doctor to get a blood test to determine if your body is in need of something more that cramping is a symptom of.

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