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Re: [IP] leg cramps



Same with me, If I walk or run, my calfs cramp and hurt till I cry, but... I
can ride a bicycle all day with no pain!

Jimm
Hook Em' Horns---
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From: eric p autio <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2000 12:21 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] leg cramps


> on 5/5/00 7:05 PM, Suzie Varney at email @ redacted wrote:
>
> > Hi Group,
> > I have a question regarding leg cramps.  Does anyone else suffer from
> > calf cramps when walking?  I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 10.  At
> > 12 I began running track, but by the age of 13 or 14 I developed severe
> > leg cramping (in the calf) when walking fast or running.  I am 37 now
> > and have suffered since then.  My endo does not think that it is related
> > to my diabetes, but I disagree.  He believes that since I have great
> > arterial pulses in my feet that it could not be intermitten
> > claudication.  But, I have tried every route I can think of and then
> > some to try to alleviate the pain and nothing works.  I have had
> > orthotics made.  I have tried calcium, magnesium and quinine.  And,
> > still, when I walk faster than about 3 mph, I cramp.  Does anyone else
> > have experience with this and if so, does anything work?  I thought I
> > read something about Health bars or something on this list, but cannot
> > find it any longer.  Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Suzie
> >
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> HI SUZIE,
> I thought I was the only one who experienced leg cramps when walking.I
have
> been a diabetic for 25 years,and have been taking potassium for 23
years.IT
> helps,but not very good.at first my doctor said I needed to get in better
> shape to fix the problem.IT is so,I run or walk fast and get a severe
cramp
> in the calf,but I can ride my bike all day and not get a cramp in my legs.
> I do believe it is related to diabetes.
> ERIC AUTIO
>
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