Tummy Tuck After 2 C-sections - Stomach Muscle Spasms

I had a tummy tuck 2 years ago. I did it because I...

I had a tummy tuck 2 years ago. I did it because I had 2 c'-sections and I looked like i was 8 months pregnant after having my kids.

pros - stomach is flat and tightened

cons - scar is huge and spasms or as i like to call them "charlie horse cramps of the stomach"

The results are amazing in comparison to what it looked like before the surgery.

I can't do any sit-ups anymore because anytime I try to stimulate my ab muscles the begin to cramp "charlie horse style"were the muscles are cramped in such a way that they protrude out and it looks like I have rock in my stomach just like when you have a charlie horse cramp in you leg. It hurts immensely and all i could do is drop on the floor, bend my body and press as hard as I can on the spasming muscles in my stomach until it calms down.

Can anyone tell me please why this is happening to me? This has been going on for over a year and a half. I told the doctor about it and he said that it's normal and should go away with time. Is he right? will this go away? will i be able to do crunches again?
I had my TT Jan 10, 2014. The muscle spasms started within a week of surgery and the Dr couldn't tell me what was wrong. As the weeks passed the spasms worsened. Muscle relaxers, ibuprofen nor drinking extra water made them go away. I couldn't sleep because every movement brought on a spasm. I was becoming depressed after reading other complaints of the same thing that lasted years! I am happy to say that the spasms do not affect me anymore after month 2 post op. I can only say that I learned to notice when they were coming on and stopped them from becoming full blown spasms by pressing down on my stomach muscles or pulling in my muscles.
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Hi all, it is comforting to see others with the America issue but disheartening to hear the same responses of it will go away yet here we all are, my tt was a result of mastectomy with diep flap reconstruction,which leaves me with the same results as a tt. I now have more cancer in my abdomen but no where near these ridiculously painful spasms! I know now it's definitely from the surgery.. Mine also causes debilitating pain in my back, anyone else have back pain associated? One Advil will help me for about 5-6 hours but if I do not take the Advil continuously he spasms do not subside and I'm in debilitating pain constantly non stop. I am treating my cancer naturally but can't seem to find a way to stop these! Are we doomed to have these forever?
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I had my tummy tuck 6 yrs ago. I started having spasms/cramps immediately after my tt. They ended after several months and just recently started back up over 3 mos. ago. They have been 24/7. I have been hospitalized 2 x's in 3 mos. The dr's at first said it was IBS but I knew better. They don't start after I eat, they are constant...never letting up. I can't even walk for a small amount of time because the spasms get so bad. I am taking anti-spasmotics that do
not help at all. Can anyone please help me?
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Scott Lessin

He was a good doctor overall.

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