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I had a terrible episode with cramp in my right calf on awakening this morning, it was really very painful. Does anyone think this could be connected to my hypothyroidism?

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    I had the same problem! Crippling cramps that wouldn't stop from walking them off. Awful. I started taking a potassium pill and a couple of sips of tonic water before bed. I also started taking 32.5 mg more Westhroid. Not sure what did what but they stopped. I do think I was under medicated.
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    Hello Pauline:

    My name  Shelly and I am a nurse in the USA and I have Hashimoto's thyroid disease since 1987.

    Cramps can come from Hypothyroidism and also from low potassium & magnesium and Vit D.  levels.  Also muscle atrophy which can happen in older people.

    So take a good multivitamin with iron as helps to have good levels of vitamins and minerals.

    I hope this helps,


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