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Does anyone experience muscle contractions?

I am having a lot of muscle contractions in the legs. All being at rest. Anyone else have these symptoms? These started months ago. Before I started the Methotrexate.


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  • Mary Sophia Hawks moderator
    5 months ago

    @jesiandrea, Hi! Good question.
    I used to have this problem frequently. I began doing gentle stretching exercises before bed, and they have stopped. This may or may not work for you. By gently stretching the muscle before bed, the muscle is less likely to contract during sleep. You may have some vitamin or mineral deficiencies. A visit to your primary care doctor might be in order to rule out causes that are not RA/RD.
    Peace,
    Mary Sophia RA.net moderator/author

  • jesiandrea author
    5 months ago

    Thanks for your comments

  • Gidgxx
    5 months ago

    I use to get leg cramps alot. It was caused by my thyroid not functioning properly due to having Hashimoto Thyroiditis. Was put Synthoid medication and since than the cramps have been happening less often.

  • Kelly Dabel moderator
    5 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your experience Gidgxx. So glad to hear that you have been able to find some relief from the cramps. Best, Kelly, Rheumatoidarthritis.net Team Member

  • Daniel Malito moderator
    5 months ago

    @jesiandrea I have had many nights with muscle cramps and the like. Sometimes I have to get out of bed and walk around, sometimes more. I’ve been on just about every single RA med that’s out there, so who can say if they added to the cause or not. Either way, you’re not alone in having issues with your leg muscles. Keep on keepin’ on, DPM

  • Alesandra Bevilacqua moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi @jesiandrea! I’m hopeful other community members will chime in if they’ve had a similar experience. In the meantime, perhaps check out this related article: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/blog/muscle-madness/ if it’s helpful to you! Thanks for being here in the community with us 🙂 – Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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