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10/24/20 6:27 A

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I take calcium citrate and magnesium over-the-counter and it has reduced it to a very infrequent basis. Check with your doctor first!



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10/23/20 10:28 P

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A friend of mine that suffered from severe leg cramping found out recently that magnesium works. She had always thought it was potassium that made a difference. Talk with your doctor and maybe magnesium would work. The first day she took it she noticed a difference and the second night she slept through the night with no cramps. She suffered a long time and it was as simple as taking magnesium twice a day. I am not sure the dosage, but I want to say 250 mg twice a day. I would highly recommend you speak with your doctor before trying it though. It may not be for you.



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9/21/20 6:52 A

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I found that using my exercise bike everyday helped.



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9/20/20 4:10 A



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9/19/20 11:19 P

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Thank you everyone. Have a doctors appointment oct 5


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9/19/20 10:58 P

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Give your doctor a call, and make an appointment. I hope you feel better soon.

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It is important that you talk with your Dr about it because sometimes it is medically-related rather than dietary. Do NOT take any supplements for it unless and until your Dr has said to.

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I had/have leg cramps at night too. It turns out that a medication I take, has a possible side effect of lactic acidosis or hyperacidosis (causing leg cramps), which can be serious. This is nothing to take lightly, so I agree -- you need to bring this up to your doctor. In the meantime, stay hydrated -- lots of water frequently. I would not suggest taking ANY supplements until you have a blood analysis done by your doctor, so as not to overload with something you may not even need.



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Thank you all.


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I agree, talk to your doctor

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Hydrate and increase your potassium, bananas or coconut water both good source



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Yes, you need to talk to your doctor. Any information we provide may cause further harm.

Thus said, the only time I get cramps is if I am severely dehydrated. Make sure you are drinking enough.

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You really need medical advice.... call your doctor.

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1st: talk to a doctor
It in the meantime you can learn more at WebMD.com. Do a search on ‘Nocturnal leg cramps’

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I get severe leg cramps at least a couple times a week. I have to stand up and press my legs or walk to get them to go away. Walking is almost impossible when I have them but I have to walk anyway. Anybody know how to stop them?


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