Over the past year, I've been suffering from disabling and severely painful leg cramps.
I'd be sleeping peacefully, then all of a sudden I dive out of bed howling as I try to even straighten my leg. These cramps are worse than freaking labor pains - and usually last me anywhere from 10 minutes - 1 hour on the inner thigh of my legs.
Anything that lasts longer than 30 minutes make me see stars and I fight from passing out from the pain. After more than 10 minutes of this and I'm in a LOT of pain the next few days in both legs (the one that was hurting, and the other from hobbling around trying to straighten my effected leg). When I get the pain the next day, it hurts to walk, to sit to stand etc.
This happens at least twice a week.
Then I got the annoying foot cramps. Where the foot will disform and twist and cramp up when I'm laying down. I have to walk around and around to get the darned thing to go away.
Sometimes it's just the toe or combination of toes.. they bend inwards at the knuckle and I have to try and walk on my tippy toes to try and get them to go back into shape.
I get at least one of these or a combo of them once per day the foot/toes usually happen before I go to bed. The inner thigh happens at night time either when I'm sleeping or being intimate.
SO I went to the doctor and explained it to him... and he prescribed Quinine Sulfate for me.
I'm just wondering if anyone has these nasty leg cramp problems and if quinine has helped.