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gramev64

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 05:39:15 pm »
Oh Wow!  I get out of bed really quick because it hurts!!!!!!!!

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2012, 05:50:09 pm »
I have heard that a vitamin deficiency can cause  this...visit    http://www.livestrong.com/article/481345-what-vitamin-deficiency-causes-leg-cramps/  to find out more.

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2012, 06:10:29 pm »
sometimes low potassium will do that. try eatting some bananas. hope they get better.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 06:43:11 pm »
Dehydration. Pleanty of water, bannanas and you do need some sodium and this should cease

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2012, 07:13:52 pm »
i sometimes get it, but my wife lately has been getting it

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2012, 09:00:53 pm »
Don't really know what causes it, but I think it would depend on the type of leg cramp.  I get occasional ones where you stretch the leg and it goes away almost immediately, so no clue.  I would assume tight muscles, perhaps a lack of oxygen to the area, maybe you need more of a certain vitamin.  I'd normally just start there and try other things if those don't work.  If it's persistent pain, I'd talk to a doctor about it cause it could be something that can't be fixed so easily. 

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012, 09:27:40 pm »
I agree with the person who said if it is a charlie horse it is because of lack of magnesium or potassium. Normaly that is the reason, but you should have that check out. I have back problems and I don't get too much charlie horse, but do get smasms alot and they are both diffrent. If you don't know ask your Dr. Hope this helps  :angel11:

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2012, 12:51:07 am »
Drink pickle juice before you hit the sack, my husband swears by it and he hasn't jumped out of bed doing the "charlie horse" shuffle lately!!
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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2012, 03:06:47 am »
I have heard if you drink more water should help stop that. That is just want I hear.

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2012, 08:59:41 am »
It is usually due to dehydration or an imbalance of minerals (usually potassium or magnesium). Since you're diabetic, my guess is dehydration; we diabetics are more prone to that.

Also since you are diabetic, it could be a symptom of something even worse... Poor circulation is a common condition in diabetics and could cause the leg cramps. If they persist, I'd see a doctor to get things checked out. The worst thing would be thinking you could treat the cramps with just water and bananas and find out that you had a heart attack lying in wait.

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 09:30:08 am »
It is usually due to dehydration or an imbalance of minerals (usually potassium or magnesium). Since you're diabetic, my guess is dehydration; we diabetics are more prone to that.

Also since you are diabetic, it could be a symptom of something even worse... Poor circulation is a common condition in diabetics and could cause the leg cramps. If they persist, I'd see a doctor to get things checked out. The worst thing would be thinking you could treat the cramps with just water and bananas and find out that you had a heart attack lying in wait.


Thank you all, but this one put THE most scare into me...I will let my Dr know  :wave:

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 11:13:51 am »
I get cramps in my legs all the time just before I go to bed and they keep me up all night so annoying.

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 05:57:01 pm »
I always heard cramps are due to a lack of potassium.  I don't know how true that is, but whenever I have a muscle cramp I try to make sure I eat or drink something high in potassium.

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 10:05:36 pm »
I get those. Feels like someone is trying to rip the muscle out of my leg. Pickle juice seems to help me some with it. I try and drink some before I go to bed at night.

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Re: Cramps in the leg
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2012, 02:11:21 pm »
sometimes low potassium will do that. try eatting some bananas. hope they get better.  :thumbsup:
Thats what i was told, when i was pregnant i couldnt even point my toes with out getting charlie horses in my legs, that sucked.

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