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    LEG SEIZING OR TREMORS, BUCKLEING OF THE KNEES

    Asked by MUD on Sunday, May 20, 2012

    LEG SEIZING OR TREMORS, BUCKLEING OF THE KNEES

    NO PAIN INVOLVED

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Rose's Avatar
      Rose

      Taxol made my muscle spasm. Sometimes while walking or standing I thought my legs could buckle. A couple weeks later my lab work showed that I was low on potassium. Tonic water is a good source of potassium if you can drink it. I get it real cold. It's easier to drink that way.

      about 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Just to clarify, tonic water is just carbonated water and is not a good source of potassium. Traditional tonic water contains quinine which is helpful in preventing muscle cramps when used regularly/daily. Check the label though, because some brands use the term tonic water even if it is just carbonated water with salt and sugar added but without the quinine.

      about 5 years ago
    • oldgreycoach's Avatar
      oldgreycoach

      If it is potassium problem try eating bananas or drinking tomato, orange and V8 juice. two of the drugs i take cause muscle spasms and these all help. They also got my potassium level back to a more or less normal level and taste a XXX of a lot better than tonic water ;-)

      about 5 years ago

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