Leg cramps


#1
Hello, at 5,30am I was woken(again!)with leg cramp. I'm on Requip 8mgs x 3 times a day & propranolol when needed. I've had PD for 4yrs+. Any advice? Thanks:disappointed:

#2
Hi Rosheen, welcome.

Requip is a dopamine agonist for your PD; Propranolol is a beta blocker, probably for anxiety/panic/tremors.

You may just need your GP to prescribe a good pain killer like Solpadol. Works for me.

Ray.

#3
I find taking my last Stavelo very , vary late, ie 3am the next morning, makes the morning better. i hate waking up in pain, it sets the day up so badly. Anyway, don;t do anything until you,ve checked with Gp or PDN

#4
Rosheen , welcome ( & I love your name.) I have found that the physio exercises help with the cramps. Not easy though!
Someone once told me that the body's sodium balance plays a part in muscle cramping. I will check & get back to you (I am pretty sure that the idea is not to put more salt on your chips)
Cramps are horrid & I do not mean to make light of them
With very best wishes

#5
Thank you all for your replies, having one of those days, achy, shakey, emotional, you name it I feel it today!Will try the pain killer tho as back pain is also an issue for me.............oh to be 25 again and free of this rotten pd.
Moaning
Minnie x

#6
My husband gets leg and foot cramps that are so painful....several times a night!!! (As well as in the day).Any ideas would be welcomed!!! Is is medication?? Is it Parkinson's?? Is it neither?? He is on several meds, latest to be introduced is Rotigotine.
Thanks

#7
I had leg and foot cramps at night for a number of years, before my DX.
I was recently advised to take magnesium tablets. I started on Blackmores
BIO Magnesium tablets x 1 daily. I have had only one bout of cramping since.
Worth a try. I would be interested to hear from anyone else who has tried it.

#8
Solpadeine works well for me as well.

#9
jnthn..... hello and welcome to the forum. As you have seen already there are lovely people jumping to your aid.

I see from your hubby's drugs list it includes ROTIGOTINE, which is a DA.

May I be so bold as to say, please make sure you both have had all the appropriate warnings, and understand them?


All the very best

Radz xx