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was last night....a Charlie Horse in my calf muscle while I was sleeping
I have never had one before, and I never want one again. OMG, it was awful.
Anyone else had these?
omg they hurt so much. i'm paralyzed when i have them...can't move. i only get them at night or in the morning right after i wake up and try to stretch my legs.
they are awful. i'm scared of them!
allyandpat2010:I get the WORST cramps in my feet!! WTH!!
SAME HERE! I'd take them in the legs over the feet ANY day...I've had one in my leg once so far but I've had about 4 total in my feet....Banana's are a miracle for me when it comes to this!
Wow! I had no idea these were so common. I am glad I am not the only one, who has gotten these.
I will try and take your advice about flexing vs pointing my toes. God knows i will try anything to not have to go through that agony again!!!
queenie521:Yes, super painful but I kind of had to laugh at the title of this post because labor will be MUCH more painful.
Oh, i know....it is just to date, this is the most painful thing I have experienced, since I haven't actually been through labor yet. :)
wow, I've had them many times. . . . I know they hurt . . . I'm thinking you are lucky to get away without having one for so long.
I hope you don't get any more. They are no fun.
I remember my brother and I used to give each other the MOST painful charlie horses growing up, but I swear the cramps I get in my sleep in my calves are worse!
So far it has only been when I specifically point my toes when I stretch so I obviously try and avoid doing that but sometimes I do it without realizing it. I can usually feel them coming on and jump out of bed before I actually get the cramp, but sometimes I can't avoid it. And I eat LOTS of bananas and it doesn't help!
I've had them. I hate that your leg almost feels bruised in the spot where they occured for the next couple of days.
As much as it hurts, I make myself get out of bed and stand on my foot, it's usually gone in a few seconds.