Remedies for cramping?

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2013 at 2:53 am

      Hi folks,

      I believe I have CIDP but can’t get in to see a neurologist until 3 weeks from now. I’ve had increasing pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in my arms and legs.

      What’s driving me crazy is the cramping in my leg. Ice and heat have no effect. I’ve also tried Neuragen cream, which has helped a lot with the nerve pain, but this is awful. I’m having to take heavy pain killers. Does anyone have any suggestions?

      Thanks so much.

    • September 12, 2013 at 3:41 am

      You might find some ideas here:

    • Anonymous
      October 15, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Cramping has been a big problem for me. I am CIDP, 7 years out. The night before I went to the emergency room, for the second time, I was having cramps between the upper thighs and the crotch level (but not in the crotch itself). There was no way to stretch these out. I can’t remember how they subsided, maybe by trying to walk.

      I still get cramps, but not in that area, thankfully. Mine are usually in the shin to the toes, on top. They are almost always symmetrical. I take vitamin D, which seems to help. I also use some cold spray, which works like a miracle. I spray it on liberally, and within a minute I start to improve. Here’s what I use: .

    • Anonymous
      December 30, 2013 at 4:34 am

      I have severe cramping issues and find the only real solution is running long distance – over 5 km. So if you can either run or do treadmill try it for at least six months – it should work. Walking does not work for me nor stretching alone. I do stretch EVERY DAY in between runs but it is not enough to stop it.