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Severe leg cramps

Posted by @dawn_giacabazi, Jun 25, 2016

Please someone tell me the trick to relax severe leg cramps???? Lord, they are lasting 1-2 hours, debilitating pain. Can’t walk them off. Starting behind the knees down to my toes. Some curl my toes some point them. Tried stretching, bio feedback relaxation. NO HELP!! HELP!

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@robinu
It’s almost 2 years since my original post am sadly I am still having daily muscle cramps. My physical therapist taught me how to get rid of them when they start but we still have no treatment to prevent them. They get so bad they now pull my pelvis out of place a couple days a week. Many tears have been shed. They finally removed 1 Adrenal glad recently so we are in hopes my cramps will resolve soon or subside.

I hope you find answers soon!!

@dawn_giacabazi Gosh so sorry to hear this I hope they find a reason for your cramps in legs

In my experience leg cramps respond quickly to a very small amount of a mild vinegar solution. Or go to http://www.stopslegcramps.com for a commercial product. May not work for you at all, or be too tame for your problem.

@chnaumann
I will give it a try. You never know if you don’t try. Nothing can be to simple. At his point simple would be amazing. It’s all about finding the right combination.

Have you experienced complications with muscle cramps?

Thank you!

@dawn_giacabazi

@chnaumann
I will give it a try. You never know if you don’t try. Nothing can be to simple. At his point simple would be amazing. It’s all about finding the right combination.

Have you experienced complications with muscle cramps?

Thank you!

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Drink a little pickle juice for instant relieve its the vinger that helps or add vinegar to solution in water wring out washcloth and apply same with Epsom Salts

@lioness
I have had and tried hundreds of Medical and Home remedies with no relief. Absolutely not effective in anyway for my condition. But thanks for the advice. It may help others.
For me the only relief that has been effective is rubbing/Massaging the Anti-antagonistic muscle group that is associated with the muscle that is cramping. I also avoid prolonged use of any particular muscle group by changing positions frequently.

Have you had success with the remedies you listed?

@dawn_giacabazi

@lioness
I have had and tried hundreds of Medical and Home remedies with no relief. Absolutely not effective in anyway for my condition. But thanks for the advice. It may help others.
For me the only relief that has been effective is rubbing/Massaging the Anti-antagonistic muscle group that is associated with the muscle that is cramping. I also avoid prolonged use of any particular muscle group by changing positions frequently.

Have you had success with the remedies you listed?

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@dawn_giacabazi yes I have I keep a jar of pickle juice in fridge as soon as a cramp starts I drink about 3swallows and instantly the cramp is gone As a bedtime routine if my legs are fidgety I make a solution in of vinegar and water ,apply washcloth to area leave on a few seconds. A friend when she goes out has mustard packs and swallows the mustard when cramp appears.It's the vinegar in all that helps the cramp. Do you take Magnesium?,Potassium and Calcium? Our bodies need all 3 these will keep you from getting cramps I take a Vitam-Mineral supplement everyday.Linda

@dawn_giacabazi

@lioness
I have had and tried hundreds of Medical and Home remedies with no relief. Absolutely not effective in anyway for my condition. But thanks for the advice. It may help others.
For me the only relief that has been effective is rubbing/Massaging the Anti-antagonistic muscle group that is associated with the muscle that is cramping. I also avoid prolonged use of any particular muscle group by changing positions frequently.

Have you had success with the remedies you listed?

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@lioness We have had many members who swear by the pickle juice remedy, (also a spoonful of mustard). It certainly seems like an odd remedy, but for many it seems to work. I do not have muscle cramps so I have never tried it, but it is simple, inexpensive and does not require a prescription – so it might be worth a try.

Teresa

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Howdy,#best care! Have you mentioned this to your Primary Care Physician? He or she might want to check your blood levels. Something as simple as not having enough magnesium or potassium can cause leg cramps. This is kind of tricky, as you don't want to self medicate, not even with seemingly "harmless" supplements. As good consumers, we have to be very careful what we put in our bodies. Let us know how this plays out, dear heart. We care about you! Get back with us and let us know how it worked out for you. Please? Thanks!

@dawn_giacabazi

@lioness
I have had and tried hundreds of Medical and Home remedies with no relief. Absolutely not effective in anyway for my condition. But thanks for the advice. It may help others.
For me the only relief that has been effective is rubbing/Massaging the Anti-antagonistic muscle group that is associated with the muscle that is cramping. I also avoid prolonged use of any particular muscle group by changing positions frequently.

Have you had success with the remedies you listed?

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@Theresa It is worth a try even though I take mag.potassium I still get cramps in legs at times 2-3 swollows of pickle juice and they are gone instantly same with mustard its the vinegar .

Quinine. I don't care what the dangers are. I'm willing to risk the dangers in order to eliminate my leg cramps. I feel your pain…..seriously. They are the worst. Quinine is the only med that has ever worked for me. An OTC icy/hot cream also works to minimize them. I don't know how a cream like that could work, but it does.

@catlover4884

Quinine. I don't care what the dangers are. I'm willing to risk the dangers in order to eliminate my leg cramps. I feel your pain…..seriously. They are the worst. Quinine is the only med that has ever worked for me. An OTC icy/hot cream also works to minimize them. I don't know how a cream like that could work, but it does.

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Catlover4884 Have you ever tried pickle juice for cramps ?it works as soon as I get a cramp I get the pickle juice out go e instantly.

Yep. Pickle juice. Liquid quinine. Magnesium. Potassium. Sodium. Calcium. Hot baths. Hot showers. Massages. Vibrators. I've tried EVERYTHING – even really stupid things that I found on n the internet. I've had every test known – bloodwork, muscle stimulation and conduction. Nothing wrong found. Nothing worked except quinine. My legs would cramp: calves, quads, other thigh muscles, feet, hands, toes and fingers all cramped. It was horrible. And if I go off quinine for more than a day, I'm all crippled up again. Quinine has made SUCH an improvement in my life that I can't imagine not having it.

@catlover4884

Yep. Pickle juice. Liquid quinine. Magnesium. Potassium. Sodium. Calcium. Hot baths. Hot showers. Massages. Vibrators. I've tried EVERYTHING – even really stupid things that I found on n the internet. I've had every test known – bloodwork, muscle stimulation and conduction. Nothing wrong found. Nothing worked except quinine. My legs would cramp: calves, quads, other thigh muscles, feet, hands, toes and fingers all cramped. It was horrible. And if I go off quinine for more than a day, I'm all crippled up again. Quinine has made SUCH an improvement in my life that I can't imagine not having it.

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How do you take it and how much?

My dad gets pretty bad "Charlie horses" and he swears by mustard. He keeps a few packets next to his bed and eats it when he can feel one coming on or gets one and by the time he's walked to the steps it's already started to kick in.

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