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aggie49

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what is good for leg cramps
« on: May 13, 2015, 06:48:19 pm »
i have been using like gels for cramping but it doesn't seem to help any body got any ideas

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 04:05:53 am »
bananas or potassium is what i do

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 04:40:00 am »
Tonic Water

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 06:59:32 am »
Dill pickle juice,a small glass works for me.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 10:05:39 am »
If you mean bad leg cramps like a charlie horse, I've had them bad since a kid.  It wasn't until a few years ago, someone told me to put a piece of bar soap at the foot of the bed.  I kept losing it when I needed it though.

So I keep a piece of bar soap on the nightstand and when I get a charlie horse, I just toss it in my house sock, on top my foot.  It stops it quick. 

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 10:07:58 am »
If you mean bad leg cramps like a charlie horse, I've had them bad since a kid.  It wasn't until a few years ago, someone told me to put a piece of bar soap at the foot of the bed.  I kept losing it when I needed it though.

So I keep a piece of bar soap on the nightstand and when I get a charlie horse, I just toss it in my house sock, on top my foot.  It stops it quick. 

I have heard this and started to mention it but I was thinking it was a certain kind you were suppose to use.  My mom drinks a glass on tonic water a day.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 10:20:31 am »
(placebo effect or not....I don't go to sleep without the soap, lol.)

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/07/22/why-does-soap-soothe-nighttime-leg-cramps/


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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 11:35:28 am »
If you are talking about a Charlie Horse, which is pretty painful, just apply pressure to the leg you are having pain in and it will go away right away. For example, if it is in your right leg or foot, just stand on that leg immediately and it
will go away. A doctor told me this trick years ago and it really works.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 12:05:59 pm »
(placebo effect or not....I don't go to sleep without the soap, lol.)

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/07/22/why-does-soap-soothe-nighttime-leg-cramps/



A cousin's husband told mom about the soap.  He told her she would think he was crazy but swore it worked.  lol.  Idk if she ever tried it or not.  I know the tonic water seemed to help.  But she had to force herself to drink it.  And mix with juice or something cause it not a good tasting thing.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 01:08:56 pm »
i have been using like gels for cramping but it doesn't seem to help any body got any ideas

Hyland's Leg Cramps (with Quinine).  It's a homeopathic remedy that's in a tablet form that melts in your mouth.  They work.

http://www.hylandslegcramps.com/

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 01:56:14 pm »
drink more water to prevent cramping. I try to massage the area to relieve the pain.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2015, 02:15:48 pm »
I drink more water and massage during the night with mint ointment.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2015, 02:44:26 pm »
More water and like someone else said........banana - lots of potassium.   Yogurt and leafy greens also have potassium. I'd search online for natural remedies for leg cramps.   

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 02:57:28 pm »

   Lift up your legs. Place your legs on a chair or similar places and let them rest.

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Re: what is good for leg cramps
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2015, 03:24:18 pm »
Potassium, if it gets really low it is bad.

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