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Methotrexate-why am I on it?

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Oh I forgot about the cramp I get in my calves, knees, abdomen and back! Mnd you the foot cramp is the worst because it lasts the longest.

 

Take care.


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Hello to all you cramp sufferers,

 

Has anybody tried Magnesium? Years ago my general practitioner said ailments like 'restless legs' and cramp can be caused by shortage of magnesium in the diet. My son and husband both tried it and it certainly helps. Mind you, neither of them have Sclero. but as we know, not everything is to do with that - we can get 'normal' problems too.

 

Ian buys it from a health food shop, it comes as a homeopathic type tablet and he takes them every day. I think it is Magnesium Sulphate, or maybe it is Magnesium Phosphate. Sorry, he is not home at the moment to ask.

 

I don't think it is just a NZ thing, as some deficiencies are. For instance we have poor dental health here because there is very little naturally occurring fluoride here whereas in the UK you have good teeth because of the fluoride.

 

Farm animals here get some diseases due to lack of zinc in the soil - and so it goes on for both man and beast it seems.

 

Warm hugs to you all - gentle ones so as not to cause more cramps!!

 

Judyt

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Hi Judy,

 

My doctor also prescribed magnesium for times when I am plagued with muscle spasms, tics and charley horses. It really does help me, but most particularly to take long term and not only when the problem arises.

 

However, none of us with scleroderma should ever self-prescribe any sort of vitamins or minerals, we all need to consult our doctors for all supplements since our condition is so complex and things can interact with our other meds, or perhaps even the supplement is not the right approach for us. I've also been prescribed other things, like muscle relaxants but the side effects (worsened drowsiness and fatigue) were too much for me to handle long term.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

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Hi all - And thanks for all advice re cramps etc.

 

Am now into second week of medication (methoblastin and Plaquenil) and so far so good :P I know I have a long way to go !! but already seem to be getting my energy back or maybe it is wishful thinking on my part :VeryHappy:

All the best and a very Happy Holidays to one and all :emoticons-line-dance:

 

As always..Patvp

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Hi Pat,

Glad to hear that all is going well so far. Sometimes the fact that you know that others are listening and really care can make the world of difference too.

 

Hope the improvement continues. :emoticons-group-hug:

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Hello Pat

 

An improvement is an improvement!! :emoticons-line-dance: Long may it continue!! :woohoo:

 

Take care.


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Hi Pat,

 

We've got a good Happy Dance going for you and I'm joining it! Great news indeed. :emoticons-line-dance: :emoticons-line-dance: :emoticons-line-dance:


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