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So for the last 4-5 months I’ve suffered from really bad cramps in both my legs & feet! I tend to have cramps anywhere between 3-8 a week, ranging from mild to severe, lasting between 1-8mins.
The worst one I ever had was nearly 10mins long and I was practically in tears and felt sick the pain was excruciating.
Today however is a little different, since last night while watching tv I kept feeling the beginning onset of a cramp in my leg, such as tightening in places, when I got up I could feel tighteness in my calf but no sudden cramp. It hurt to walk, but I went to bed thinking some rest would help.
This morning I have woken up and I can’t even stand or walk on the leg as the tightness and cramping has gotten so much worse! Every time I bring my foot towards me it causes tightness and cramping which really hurt. The pain seems to be centred in the back part of my leg right behind my knee.
I have taken co-codemol and have put on some deep heat but nothing seems to be working, if anything it’s getting worse! Being the weekend I don’t feel like going to the emergency room for it, can anybody tell me any solutions to fix this? Or if heat or cold is better? What it possibly might be? And when/if should I seek medical attention? The only thing I’m worried about is my family has a history of blood clots, but I’m trying not to worry myself too much about that as I don’t want to be overreacting!
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