• Muscle cramps

    Asked by vcollier on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Muscle cramps

    I started Revlimid in October. I've had a growing problem with the muscle cramps. They've become a real problem for me. Cramps in my feet, legs, fingers, arms, back, shoulders...just about anywhere you have a muscle; I have had a muscle cramp. If you've had this side effect, how did you handle it?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      Check your blood levels. Chemo can through the basics off. It sounds like a potassium, calcium, vit D deficiency.

      almost 7 years ago
    • Rolltidelynne's Avatar
      Rolltidelynne

      I had terrible hand, toes, and occasionally leg cramps:( but the hands were the scariest! My doctor told me yo take magnesium !! Within 2 days I noticed huge difference. Been on them 1/ day for 2 months. I can't remember my last cramp:) they are extremely rare now. So, ask your doctor about magnesium- I buy over the counter bottle, no script.

      almost 7 years ago
    • Judyinthesouth's Avatar
      Judyinthesouth

      At one time I was having bad cramps in hands and legs. I think I read on this site to put a bar of soap in bottom of my bed to help with this problem. It sounds crazy..but, it worked!

      almost 7 years ago
    • Mom007's Avatar
      Mom007

      My Doc said "pop a tums"...It is a small calcium or magnesium deficiency in the muscle, the tums goes right for it. Mine are not constent, the answer is based on my muscle spasms in my leg..feels like the tendons in the back are dancing the twist together...

      almost 7 years ago
    • vcollier's Avatar
      vcollier

      Thanks for the ideas! I've got them under control (sort of) by taking a multivitamin that contains potassium. My blood work showed I was a little low. I have some everyday. The ones in my hands are more of an annoyance. My fingers just cramp in various positions and I just wait for them to uncramp. My calves are usually where the most painful ones occur. I've just become very, very aware of what my muscles are doing and try to relax the muscle that is threatening to cramp. It works sometimes.

      almost 7 years ago
    • vcollier's Avatar
      vcollier

      I'm still going to check out magnesium.

      almost 7 years ago

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