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I have been around this forum for several months now and mostly pinpointed to spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, to name a few. This one is a little different. Lately, I been having these severe leg cramps. I was told by a neurologist that it is due to the peripheral neuropathy. Last night the cramps were extream agonizing pain with not only my legs but arms and fingers as well. This was going on throughout the night. This morning everything in my body was sore to touch. Since I have several conditions going on at the same time, it is very hard to determine what is causing it. I saw a cardiovascular doctor 2 days ago and we discussed the condition. I was already on potassium 10 meq and 2 mg of Bumex or water pill. When I go to the bathroom, the stream is restricted and don't empty my bladder completely. I was also diagnosed as having chronic kidney disease stage 3. The doctor told me to increase the potassium to 20 meq and Bumex of 4mg. Bumex is pretty impotent and have to be very careful taking it. Needless to say that the increase in Bumex probably caused this cramping and the doctor reduced it. He wanted me immediately to get my blood drawn. I did so and awaiting results. He feels my potassium is very low causing these problems. I was also told that the restriction may be related to my prostate being enlarged. I already had 2 turps in the past and worked. If one again, my urine cannot flow normally, it would be definate to me that it would have to do with the prostrate which means a tube in the penis to drain the fluid and ultrasound of my prostate which I don't look forward to at all. He referred me to a uroligist. My doctors concern is further damage to the kidney by fluid backing up. I don't need this on top of all the other crap I have. I have an appointment with his nurse for followup and see what will happen. One thing that the turps and medication did to me was not to have sex any more which sucks. I have the desire but not the flow. My wife being almost the same as I doesn't have the disire anymore. We both accepted it but I wish I can still reverse it to feel satisfaction. I am 77 years old and my body is wearing out like an old car. Suffice to say, all I want to know is if anyone else had this cramping due to potassium loss and restricted urinary stream? Thankyou for y our help.
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