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post #21 of 39 Old 05-31-2012, 10:01 AM
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VT have you been eating well? Is it more of a heart burn feeling or like someone is grabbing your muscle and twisting? Or am I completely off kilter..

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post #22 of 39 Old 05-31-2012, 10:55 AM
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I got terrible "charlie horses" in my legs when I was perggers wih my son. What I did was walk it out.... Working the muscle the way its meant to flex was the only way to get it to relax. Then I would heat up my rice bag to completely relax it away or it would come back as soon as I laid back down. A rice bag provides moist heat which is best for those kinds of cramps. I still get them occassionally but not to often. My middle daughter gets them fairly often and walking and the rice bag takes care of it. Good luck!
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post #23 of 39 Old 05-31-2012, 04:08 PM
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I was bad sick, flu like for nearly a year. No cramps though, but after every test under the sun it turned out I was coeliac. Can't eat gluten for short. It means you can't digest food properly if you eat wheat, barley, oats or rye. It affects people differently. It's probably worth getting tested.
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I don't know if you are into the whole essinsal oils stuff but peppermint oil on the cramp feels amazing it seems to really help with anything.

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post #25 of 39 Old 05-31-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Sky, i do get heart burn but no its nothing like that. And Live2Ride, im not really into that stuff, best to see the doc first.
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post #26 of 39 Old 05-31-2012, 08:41 PM
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If you see the doctor & they can't find anything; ask for a prescription of Neproxin!

I use it when I get cramps or just a really bad pain in general, Tylenol/Advil do NOT work for me at all!! >:(
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post #27 of 39 Old 06-04-2012, 12:28 PM
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Its likely a deficiency, in which case the regular doctor will do little more than prescribe you a "bandaid" that will cause more side effects.
I would have a blood work up done, just to see.

I know that you say you are drinking "enough" water but be sure that you are drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. (IE I am 130 pounds and shoot for 65oz water daily) Secondly pop, coffee, energy drinks and the like will dehydrate you. In addition to your daily water add water in for every one of those that you drink.

Salt, as mentioned, could be a culprit but less likely. Just be sure that the salt you are consuming is "Sea salt". The body doesn't use anything else real well. You can eat pringles and pickles until the cows come home and some of us, most, will not use the salt in these things.

It is most likely a calcium/magnesium deficiency or potassium deficiency.

Iron deficiency will cause extreme muscle pain in certain trigger points.

Adrenal fatigue can also cause muscle pain/weakness.

Any of these will need supplements to correct. Eating "enough bananas" isn't going to help you.

Getting a perscription for a pain killer is a very dumb way of masking what you body is trying to say... I hope you look into what you actually need! :)
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post #28 of 39 Old 06-04-2012, 12:34 PM
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Forgot to mention... I second Live2Ride. Peppermint oil would be alright. Tei-Fu oil or better yet lotion would really help treat the immediate pain. (This is not going to "cure" the "cause" but would relax the muscles and give you instant relief)

Works great for headaches, bruises, breaks, back aches, muscle cramps... I never go anywhere without it.

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do you have a gallbladdar?

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post #30 of 39 Old 06-04-2012, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
Drink tonic water, a standard remedy in the UK, the quinine is good for the cramps
A friend told me about this, and man, oh man, does it work! Of course, it works a wee bit better if there's some GIN in that tonic water! Though I think the OP is a teen....
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