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6Hypnone
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Random muscle jerks? Like be sitting cross legged and leg will spasm? Is that normal? I know it's normal during sleep.
A non Lyme friend of mine gets them too.

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This might be due to lack of magnesium.
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I get them... They used to be much worse. I don't think it is normal. I also would jerk awake as I was falling asleep.

I think it is some kind of adrenaline problem. Lyme and co infections can DEFinitely cause this.

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Someone else said mag and recd chelated mag. I take mag citrate now. 150 mg.
Myoclonic jerks are common during sleep.

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They could also be called myoclonic jerks or myoclonic seizures.

I have to take clonazepam to control mine or my legs will jerk so much I fall down.

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Restless leg syndrome includes spasms and sometimes a feeling that a spider is crawling on the legs.

For that, I've been taking mirapex, pramapexole, for many years. I've been told that when LD is under control, I won't need it anymore. I've been able to cut back a little just lately.

Also, good suggestions to take plenty of magnesium.

It's important to stay hydrated. Drinking a lot of water alone may cause problems because the body wants it to be compatible and sometimes leaches minerals out of tissue.

A little lemon in a large glass of water is enough, or eat something. My LLMD said it doesn't take much. Before I found out about this, it was hard for me to drink enough water.

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Your problems are very similar to mine. For several years, I have been living in constant stress and tension. It is most likely related to my field of activity. Your cramps may be the result of a stressful emotional state. I attended yoga, practiced meditation, and went to psychological sessions. Such activities' cumulative effect helped me fight stress and anxiety. A little later, I added weekly massage to this list.

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daisys
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Since I posted here last, the leg spasms got worse.

I was drinking enough water, taking more magnesium, and added iron, but they still got worse.

I searched leg cramps here and found cryptoletis.

Cryptolepis can be found in a search on this site, in about a dozen posts.

I've been taking it for a month and the leg cramps were almost entirely gone immediately.

It's been recommended to take the drops for 3 months.

It seems 2 bottles total will be enough for the doses I'm taking, half a dropper twice a day.

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Great find, daisys!!

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Yes, I love Cryptolepis. .
It cut my night sweats in half!
I take the Researched Nutritional's brand and it’s pricey!

Out of ALL the supplements that LLMD’s recommend, I find that Crytolepis is the only one that I FEEL working and SEE noticeable improvements.

John Hopkins did a research study on the top 7 herbs that kill borrelia (Lyme). Cryptolepis was number 1 in killing both mobile and persisted forms, but in a test tube (in vitro).

It is usually recommended for Babesia so this study was really surprising as that it also destroyed Lyme.

https://rawlsmd.com/health-articles/real-talk-new-johns-hopkins-study-7-herbs-can-kill-lyme-bacteria

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daisys
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I now realize that restless leg syndrome and leg cramps are not the same.

If I forget to take mirapex, RLS sets in.

If I slow down on taking crytolepis, I will feel just the beginnings of cramping.

It's so good to know that it kills the Lyme spirokete!

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