I was wondering if anyone experiences severe body cramps? I have really bad body cramps in my torso, hips, thighs, calves, feet... even my jaw. If I twist my body as looking behind me or reaching. It takes my breath away! I have mentioned it to my PA and rheumatologist, but I haven't really gotten any feedback. It has been going on for a long while. I wanted to check if anyone who has RA or Psoriatic Arthritis has experienced this? I have tried researching online, and the closest answer I get is maybe low magnesium? Any thoughts would be welcomed 😊
Severe Body Cramps: I was wondering if... - Arthritis Action
I have OA, and I have got cramp in strange places for years, particularly after exercise or repetitive movement, like just getting in and out of the car when shopping. I was told it was low magnesium, but if you take these orally, only 8% is absorbed. I was advised to use a magnesium gel (about £12 from health good shop). But be warned, the lower you are in magnesium, the more the gel will hurt. I have found with frequent use, it no longer hurts and I get a lot less cramping now. Obviously, be careful with sensitive or damaged skin.
I have my annual bloodwork coming up in May with my Practitioner. I will make sure he test for potassium, and magnesium. I have been checking my prescriptions to see if it may be a side effect. I take mostly DMARDS for psoriatic arthritis. Also Gabapentin for neuropathy, and blood pressure meds, I was thinking it could be cholesterol med Rovastatin .🤔 Thanks for your input I appreciate it.😊