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Does any one else get cramping in their arms? I can feel knots in my biceps. My ALS started in my right thumb about 3 years ago. Now I get get cramps all over, epecially when relaxed. When I got my last massage it felt great until 3 hours later, then ached all over. Most frustrating for me be is uability to speak now. Thank God for the technolgyy we have and that I can still write and type. My husband has been terrific about picking up the house hold chores. I admit it is hard to accept help and not having things done "my way". Thanks for listening...Becky
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Becky, are you on anything like Baclofen. Your cramping maybe caused by UMN involvement. Drugs like Baclofen can be helpful.
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not taking any drugs for cramping...doctor said spasticity helps ablitly to walk, don't want to loose that yet...
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Well he is right there, take away the stiffness and legs can become jelly. Sorry you are having these cramps. Maybe your dr has an idea of what may help.
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thanks for idea..will go to ALS clinic soon...see what they say...
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Skelaxin helps me with the pain.
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Yes, cramping muscles are really a pain. I'm getting fewer and fewer cramps in my biceps now. Perhaps because I now have less biceps to cramp ! ! ! Not severe enough now for medication though. Sometimes there is a severe burning sensation in my muscles when I stretch them in a way that I seldom use them. - - - Is this a common problem? Thanks for listening.
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Does anyone feel worse when they are on their period. Increased muscle spasms?
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Thanks dttuax...I would never sleep without Ambien. I was prescibed it for hot flashes several years ago. Still get the darn flashes even with all the cramping and twitching. Cramps in the arches of feet a real treat too. Going to clinic on July 7th...hopefully get some relief...Advil not cutting it...
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