Leg Cramps

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  1. Thousand Hills

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    I will take spells every now and then when I get horrific leg cramps, usually in my calfs in the middle of the night. I've been fortunate not to break something when I jump out of bed. I had one last night, and its still sore.

    Is it a mineral defficiency or something. I've tried eating more bananas, and occassionally take calcium pills. Anybody have any recommendations? Thanks.
     
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    Have you tried micronized diosmin? Supposed to help circulation in the legs, which may be a contributing factor.
     
  3. Jim1999

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    I get leg cramps resulting from my strokes. Often I use a product called Deeprelief....ice cold pain relief. It is a grease one rubs into the leg muscle and the relief is instant. Mine happens in the night due to inactivity and the paralyses takes hold of the idle legs.

    Cheers,

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  4. Thousand Hills

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    Thanks webdog, I'd never heard of that so I did a quick google search and here is what I found.

    "For the last 30 years, millions of European women have been using a doctor-prescribed citrus fruit extract to attain healthier, smoother, and shapelier legs. Now, US women have access to the same European wonder drug, available without a doctor’s prescription as a nutraceutical product, called micronized diosmin. Micronized diosmin has been clinically proven to produce healthier-looking legs by healing swollen ankles, spider and varicose veins, and leg ulcers."

    I don't know if it would help or not with the cramps but I'm sure my wife would be envious of my pretty legs :tongue3:
     
  5. glfredrick

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    The active ingredient in bananas that helps with cramping is potassium. In warm weather, people tend to sweat out salts, and when enough are sweated out, cramps start. Potassium is a water-regulator agent in the human body. Get a daily vitamin style potassium pill and take onel a day. It will make a huge difference.
     
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    My mother has these same terrible lower leg cramps that you are talking about. She takes vitaman E capsules and swears by it.
     
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    I get that myself.... In addition to the potassium, try drinking some Tonic Water...it has quinine that Ive been told also reduces the pain. Ive not heard of Jim's remedy though.
     
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