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15/02/2014 at 10:00
Has anyone suffered from really bad leg cramps? I keep getting woken up with cramps in my thighs and calves on whatever side I have been lying on, but these usually went away once I rolled onto the other side. But last night I was getting sharp horrible cramps in my calves and they are still really hurting this morning. Is it something I should be worried about? Is there anything I can/should do?
15/02/2014 at 10:04
Yep, I used to get them when pg with C on my calves, horrible and used to wake me up in the night. Quite normal I believe, and remember that banana's are supposed to be good at reducing them because of the potassium (I didn't like banana's then though so can't tell you if it works). I used to just have to stretch it out before it got to bad to try and relieve it a bit - not always that easy when you've just been woken up by the pain! x
15/02/2014 at 10:49
I got woken up with a cramp in my calve the other night. I ended up leaping out of bed to stamp it away. Googling suggests that it's normal and that potassium helps like Deedee said. Too bad I don't like bananas either!
15/02/2014 at 10:51
15/02/2014 at 11:12
Thank you, another one who doesn't like bananas here! Will try stretching more. Was paranoid that it was a blood clot or something this morning - Google is not always your friend!
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