Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A quick response from BB on leg cramps.

I emailed him last night to tell him there's an error on his website (in one place it says Myeloma is not curable!) and I mentioned in passing the leg cramps. Now mind you, GD (who I do think is probably a good doctor) sort of fumfered* a bit and initial said nothing other than "sorry, can't give you quinine." With a bit of prodding suggested potassium. Then two minutes later added Magnesium.

Bart immediately told me to take Elavil, 25mg, nightly.

I did some research. It's another tricyclic antidepressant. I have avoided taking the Cymbalta that was prescribed for something else (I think neuropathy) and found another remedy that worked. I'm not depressed. If I was on both these things, I'd be a little loopy -- but probably really happy!

I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with this -- probably try potassium, magnesium and calcium supplements. My thighs hurt a smidge right now...could be from the dex, or the velcade, or even from the Zometa (but I doubt it as the pain was there before I got the Zometa yesterday). Nothing major but enough to make me wonder what's going on.

*My new favorite word.