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23rd March 2012, 17:02
Hi all
I was just after advice regarding muscle cramps. My mum has the regularly through the night and is on 200mg of quinine per day. I have asked the gp if it could be raised and he gave her 300mg per day but the cramps are still occurring though not as serverly. Can she take a higher dose or does anyone have advice of a better med for this problem.



23rd March 2012, 18:47
Hi michelle,

If you enter the term 'muscle cramps' in the search box at the top of the page, you should find a good selection of threads where there is info available from other peoples' experiences, although you may need to look right through some threads quite closely to find it.

For a start you could look here (http://forum.mndassociation.org/showthread.php?953-Leg-cramps&p=6864&viewfull=1#post6864), here (http://forum.mndassociation.org/showthread.php?1053-Jumpy-legs-Cramps&p=7522&viewfull=1#post7522), and here (http://forum.mndassociation.org/showthread.php?1092-New-to-the-forum&p=7874&viewfull=1#post7874). There will be other threads which hold relevant information.

Hope you find the info you need.

Best wishes,


23rd March 2012, 19:55
just be aware quinine make some liver problem after longer period so maybe make some liver marks higher.

23rd March 2012, 21:48
Thanks guys


25th March 2012, 21:39
Hi Michelle,

I too get severe cramps and take quinine which does help to a degree - night time is worse for me, I have to wake Darren several times during the night to relieve them. I find certain foods (haven't figured which)makes cramps 100 times worse.

27th March 2012, 00:15
Thanks for the reply jeannie. Thank goodness for good men eh! Really hope it's not chocolate that causes cramp or my mother will be livid

Beat wishes to you both


27th March 2012, 06:43
My husband takes Baclofen, presrcibed by his doctor half 15mg in the morning and 2 at bedtime. These do help him. Someone also mentioned to me today that Banana's are supposed to be good too. worth a try. Hope you find something that helps. Louise

21st November 2012, 22:58
hy michelle im gordon i suffer with terrible night cramps my consultant has put me on baclofen to help to relax muscle spasm and i think they help have a word i dont no why you havent been offered them all the best

1st December 2012, 20:30
Hi all

I use quinine which I think has helped and recently I have had the benefit of a leg massage which I think has helped more. I do not get as many cramps now and nor are they so painful. I also have some pain in the neck (not the wife!) with a drooping head and a massage has helped that as well. There are certain oils that are beneficial to aid muscle cramps. Hope this helps.


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