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    tonic water spasms

    Anyone ever heard anything about drinking tonic water before you go to bed to help reduce leg spasms?

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    Yes, I tried it a few years back. Tonic water did not seem to have any effect on me unless I combined it with gin. Then I still had spasticity but didn't care as much.

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    There is an OTC product called Hyland's Leg Cramps. It has Quinine as the major active ingredient. It didn't work for me either.

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    My dad doesn't have SCI but he swears that tonic water relieves his night leg cramps. He has a glass of it every other day.

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    Tonic water has quinine in it. Quinine by prescription was taken off the market several years ago I have people drink one 12 oz can per day for leg cramps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo_aftermath View Post
    Yes, I tried it a few years back. Tonic water did not seem to have any effect on me unless I combined it with gin. Then I still had spasticity but didn't care as much.
    seriously,I find that alcohol with or without tonic reduces my spasms. However when the alcohol effect runs its course they seem to be worse. I guess they could be called hangover spasms. lol
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    I thought that I was the only one that experienced hangover spasms. I'm glad that I don't drink anymore.

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    I seem to remember a a folk remedy of quinine water for relief of "restless leg syndrome". I'm not sure the two conditions are comparable.

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    Here is a website for home remedies for restless leg syndrome
    http://www.healthline.com/health/res...medies-for-rls
    tonic water is one of the options

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