I have fibromyalgia and M.E. I have always suffered with attacks of spasms in my calves and extensive back area.
I have had almost continual spasming in back of l calf since the weekend. Now spread to effect front of ankle joint. Yrs of trying any old wives tales and meds changes have not changed this part of condition. In so much pain I can stay still but I'm exhausted and usual PMA just ain't in it right now. If anyone can advice something new I would b grateful. Sanity on the line xx
I haven't tried it myself but I heard/read that for some people compression can help the spasms. So if you have leg spasms you could try full leg compression stockings. Should be able to get them at a drug store or med supply store.
I get a weird flare that starts with a spam in my shoulder blade. I have to put pressure on it, then put a pain cream on it. The pain cream feels like a sunburn. I also have random spasms that can make me scream, they hurt so bad. Potassium usually helps.
Have you tried eating bananas,my brother belives in drinking pickle juice he keeps a jar in their refrigerator at all times for his leg cramps. Hop this will help, oh almost forgot potassium supplement but you need to check to see if yours is low first.
I have fibro and they have me on clonazepam & flexeril for muscle spasms and anxiety. I take tumeric, krill oil, glucosamine, & b complex. It helps keep flares under control. I am stay at home Mom & just chores & taking care of my kids causing swelling in my joints. I ride for 30-35 minutes at least 4x week on my stationary bike to keep in shape. It's a job in itself to stay well!
I used magnesium..apparently I was low and it helped. Het bloodwork done. Alot if times it can be that you are low on something. People always overlook thinking its just fibro. But fibro can affect your body and cause difficiencies. Have you tried muscle relaxers? I use a combination of massage pain meds stretching and just rubing the affected area. Miacle relaxers always do the trick for me though. Check your blood though too..
You could try: heat/cold Bath with Epsom salts Magnesium Malate Cramp Bark Kratom massage tens Compression Talk to Dr. About antispasmodic (iI. E. Baclofen which you could take daily to prevent spasms and Diazepam to relieve Amy spasms you do get
Thanku folks. Many things I have tried or am on like baclofen muscle relaxant. I find heat helps but ice makes things worse. I haven't had bloods done in last 6 mths and Forgot to ask about deficiencies last. I'm in uk so not same system and many drugs have different names but will check with my consultant who is very supportive. Have a good day all xx
I never know if it is my Fibro or my Syringomyelia acting up on the spasm's. I mentioned to my Dr about my Fibro fog and he told me I doubt it had anything to do with Fibro fog. Since then I haven't even mentioned anything about my Fibro flares.