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Hi Porkie, sorry about the leg cramp - I started re-wearing the surgical stockings given to me post mastectomy for about two weeks and found the cramp stopped. I also know someone who ate a packet of ready salted crisps each day as they had been told that a lack of salt was causing her leg cramps. Anyway, a gin&tonic plus a packet of crisps sounds much better.
Juliaxx
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Oh,lucinda,I like your remedy with the gin too lol.does wine do the same?
It's strange we all get leg cramps and god they hurt .i wake poor hubby up with a fright when I'm shouting ouch(that's being polite,as I can't print the rude words I shout)
But I'll give the tonic a try hopefully it will help.
Take care ladies &huge hugs,Helen x
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Hi Tinkerbelle i was told by my onc to drink tonic water in the evening, like others I get cramp at night in the back of the legs and it is quite painfull, much better of course with a gin in it and the gin helps with the sleeping. xx

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Hi Porkie,

 

I don't know if you're allowed to take these but quinine which is in tonic water or magnesium (transdermal kind I think) are meant to help with leg cramps.

 

I kept getting cramp in my feet at night but a couple of sprays of magnesium (or a bath with epsom salts) helped me.

 

Tink x

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Dear Porkie, 

                        Sorry to hear about your cramps.  It is so painful when you wake up with it isn't it.  I am on tamoxifen, denosumab, herceptin and perjeta.  Just recently I have started to do some exercise via the physiotherapy department at my local hospital.  This has led to some bad cramps in my left hamstring where I have the rod and pins.  I do notice it especially if I haven't had much milk or yoghurt that day.  I also had cramps at night when pregnant with my first child but not with my second as I made sure I ate enough yoghurt.  

 

I remember reading somewhere that denosumab can give you cramps just wondering if you are on that?

 

Best wishes

 

Sue XXXX

 

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Hi,yes,it's probably bone mets kicking off.or the letrozole . Yes,we have sun today too,yippee. Back very painful today so had to cancel lunch with my work colleges. I do miss work and the normality of it,but I would never be there . I'm hoping when /if I ever get stable I may be able to go in and "help out" as I miss working with the children.
I do get bored too. I love card making but this now aggravates my back so can't do this too,grrrrr
That's me moaning too. It does you good to have a good moan.
Enjoy the sun and take care,huge hugs,Helen xxxxx
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Hi Helen, when I was on letrozole I occasionally did get cramp as well as the acheing joints!but like you not sure why this is - perhaps its somehting to do with calcium / salt levels which may change when mets in bone. I think I will ask onc next time I see him just in case there is an easy fix. Hope you have a good day - the sun is shining here today so that always cheers me up. I dont know about yourself but now I am not working I miss the structure of a working day so can get easily bored. I know I shouldnt moan because I am not in pain and so much better than lots of ladies on the site but I do miss the busy lifestyle that I had before at times! Moan over xx

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Hi,porkie,I've just started getting cramp in one calf muscle at nights . So much that I'm terrified even to stretch leg in case I set it off.I'm on letrozole,zometa & zolodex. So not sure what's causing it?!
Helen xx
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Cramp

Hello ladies - I just wondered whether any of you ever experience cramp? I am currently in the midst of chemo plus herceptin and whilst I am actually quite well I keep finding myself woken at night with severe cramp in legs.xx