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
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.
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?
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
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