Severe leg cramps

Posted by Dawn, Volunteer Mentor @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!

The cramps could be caused by your medication. I was on Forteo and had terrible leg cramps. My doctor prescribed Flexiral . Could not take a whole one because it really leaves you drowsy the next day. If I take any now, its less that one-half.

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I have restless legs that goes from right below my knees to my toes. Often it is very painful. My doctor prescribed pramixpol (I think it's the wrong spelling but it's worked great for me.

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I answered you with a post about magnesium oil but I don't even see it. Karen

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for the last 3 yrs, whjen i woke up and later in the day when sitting at my pc, I started to have treefold bilateral cramps in toes and both posterior calf and thighs (hamstring). I tried taking supplement soft caplets addressing lack of calcium, magnesium, potassium selenium and other to no avail. Then, I talked to my lumbar neurosurgeon and I asked him if the L2-L3 recent fusion were the root of these cramps old cramps. He replied no, it is electrolytes imbalance. I retorted, I do take the mineral straight in cap form. He replied electrolytes again. Ok, I went home thinking about his answer. I do trust my neurosurgeon and I said to myself how do I get the electrolytes into my system in an effective way ('cause the individual caplets were not delivering what I needed relief). Well, I did some research; the answer was alkaloid water form with enriched electrolytes. The first day I got the stuff home, between lunch and supper, I drank 16 ounces of the electrolyte enriched alkaline water. The next wakeup morning, what had been a ritual at first wake up leg retractions, bilateral posterior leg or thigh severe cramps well it were gone; faith in doctor advice. This is my 4th day of taking the enriched electrolyte. And from now on I will not miss my daily dosage of enriched electrolyte alkaline water. Please notice that the first gulp of the stuff felt like a light burning sensation on my tongue! I guess a differential of voltage born between my taste buds and the passing lytes (they are ionized I gures a battery effect). However, since that first gulp sensation now there is a balance of the lytes even in my tongue!!! This is what worked for me, it may nor work for you LOL. .

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My husband uses an over the counter product called Theraworx. It really works great for his leg cramps h

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Is it a pill or a salve ?

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@mayoclinic100

for the last 3 yrs, whjen i woke up and later in the day when sitting at my pc, I started to have treefold bilateral cramps in toes and both posterior calf and thighs (hamstring). I tried taking supplement soft caplets addressing lack of calcium, magnesium, potassium selenium and other to no avail. Then, I talked to my lumbar neurosurgeon and I asked him if the L2-L3 recent fusion were the root of these cramps old cramps. He replied no, it is electrolytes imbalance. I retorted, I do take the mineral straight in cap form. He replied electrolytes again. Ok, I went home thinking about his answer. I do trust my neurosurgeon and I said to myself how do I get the electrolytes into my system in an effective way ('cause the individual caplets were not delivering what I needed relief). Well, I did some research; the answer was alkaloid water form with enriched electrolytes. The first day I got the stuff home, between lunch and supper, I drank 16 ounces of the electrolyte enriched alkaline water. The next wakeup morning, what had been a ritual at first wake up leg retractions, bilateral posterior leg or thigh severe cramps well it were gone; faith in doctor advice. This is my 4th day of taking the enriched electrolyte. And from now on I will not miss my daily dosage of enriched electrolyte alkaline water. Please notice that the first gulp of the stuff felt like a light burning sensation on my tongue! I guess a differential of voltage born between my taste buds and the passing lytes (they are ionized I gures a battery effect). However, since that first gulp sensation now there is a balance of the lytes even in my tongue!!! This is what worked for me, it may nor work for you LOL. .

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That's amazing. What is the brand name of the stuff and where do you purchase it ?

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@catlover4884

Is it a pill or a salve ?

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It comes in a can and when you shake the can it comes out as a foam. Then you rub it on. He has had leg cramps for 50 plus years. It really works. Good luck.

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CVS or Walgreens

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@leh09

Eat pickles! The vinegar helps to aleve the cramp in under 5 minutes. Try it, it works!

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Same with me

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@marieh

CVS or Walgreens

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Killer. Thanks so much. If I forget the quinine for a day or two, my cramps come back. I'll get some of this stuff to have for emgs.

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@mayoclinic100

for the last 3 yrs, whjen i woke up and later in the day when sitting at my pc, I started to have treefold bilateral cramps in toes and both posterior calf and thighs (hamstring). I tried taking supplement soft caplets addressing lack of calcium, magnesium, potassium selenium and other to no avail. Then, I talked to my lumbar neurosurgeon and I asked him if the L2-L3 recent fusion were the root of these cramps old cramps. He replied no, it is electrolytes imbalance. I retorted, I do take the mineral straight in cap form. He replied electrolytes again. Ok, I went home thinking about his answer. I do trust my neurosurgeon and I said to myself how do I get the electrolytes into my system in an effective way ('cause the individual caplets were not delivering what I needed relief). Well, I did some research; the answer was alkaloid water form with enriched electrolytes. The first day I got the stuff home, between lunch and supper, I drank 16 ounces of the electrolyte enriched alkaline water. The next wakeup morning, what had been a ritual at first wake up leg retractions, bilateral posterior leg or thigh severe cramps well it were gone; faith in doctor advice. This is my 4th day of taking the enriched electrolyte. And from now on I will not miss my daily dosage of enriched electrolyte alkaline water. Please notice that the first gulp of the stuff felt like a light burning sensation on my tongue! I guess a differential of voltage born between my taste buds and the passing lytes (they are ionized I gures a battery effect). However, since that first gulp sensation now there is a balance of the lytes even in my tongue!!! This is what worked for me, it may nor work for you LOL. .

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What exactly is it that you take ?

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@catlover4884

What exactly is it that you take ?

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Where are you finding all of this quinine?

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@edithmiller

Where are you finding all of this quinine?

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I had to get a prescription from my doctor. You can buy it on line, but that scared me. Liquid quinine tastes horrible.

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Hello Dawn, I too suffered from leg cramps and my doctor suggested a calcium & magnesium supplement. I started taking them in the morning and at night and it helped. I hope this can be of help.

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