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I've been getting them so much lately. THis morning, I stretched in bed, and got another one. I've been eating bananas, because I heard the Potassium helps, but oy, I'm dying with them.
Now, my calf is so sore. If its not one thing, its another.
This happened to me a few weeks ago, in both of my legs! the cramps came for like 2-3 nights, and the soreness lasted just as long.
Last night I got one in the middle of my sleep at random.
I read that you can get it from being on your feet too long, and since my job requires that, i just assumed that's what it was from.
This has been happening to me FOR WEEKS!!!! It's horrible. I had other symptoms of low potassium, so I had my levels checked and they were low. So I got put on a special diet and it has worked wonders.
Lots more water...like a lot more.
3 cups of plain yogurt a day (plain yogurt has a higher po count than others, idky)
4 bananas a day
Baked Potatoe, with the skin (I do this 4x a week)
2 glasses of OJ a day.
Good Luck, and I hope it gets better.
Keep your potassium levels up (eat BANANAS) and take your PNV.
Also, if you feel one coming on FLEX your foot really quickly and it often stops it. I have been shocked at how drastically this has helped.
dlbello23:Also when u feel one coming on get up and put weight on your leg, it should help it go away faster.
Yes! I find that if I stand up really quick, it disappears.
If you can sense it coming, and sense your leg starting to cramp up, flex your foot like crazy and bend your leg.
If you catch it in time, this will stop it immediately and it'll go away and leave you alone without turning into a real charlie horse.