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Leg Cramps

Monday, February 25, 2013

I've got a new routine going that is annoying. Every night for the past week I have consistently awoken between 4:00 or 4:30 AM with cramps in the calves of my leg, usually my right leg. I get up walk it off and go back to sleep. Strange. This morning it was different. The cramps came at 6:30 when it was time to get up anyway. I just had blood work done and my potassium levels were fine. Dehydrated? I've been drinking eight cups of water a day consistently. I can't figure this one out.

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/26/2013 1:01AM

    For many, many years, I have taken Calcium and Magnesium to prevent leg cramps. They used to wake me every night, but now I seldom have one. My sister's doctor recently prescribed magnesium for her to alleviate leg cramps. Her blood work showed she was very low. A usual blood test doesn't screen for things like that.

Here's an article about it.

It's worth a try.

Comment edited on: 2/26/2013 1:03:03 AM

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NUTRON3 2/25/2013 8:34AM

    i had them last night, ugh

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