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Old 09-21-2010, 22:30   #1
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I am constantly getting leg cramps which come on so suddenly.
I am laying in bed just watching a bit of TV and it suddenly strikes without any warning. Not as if I've moved or stretched my legs or anything.
I have been told that eating bananas is good but I have one most days. Apparently there is a vitamin that I can take, anyone know about this?
I was given quinine tablets to take by the doc. but would much prefer to go down a more natural route.
I am spinabifida and am wondering if this has got anything to do with it as well.

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Bananas are a good source of potassium...which helps with leg cramps

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Actually, quinine is natural too. Quinine | Define Quinine at Dictionary.com

My husband takes calcium supplements for leg cramps.




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The only recent times I have had leg cramps was after stopping my one hour walks for a few days, while we had visitiors. It was like my legs were begging me to start walking again. I have walked for the last three days and the cramps have stopped.

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Magnesium!!!

My husband gets those in the middle of the night.

Potassium is a short-term fix, but magnesium is more important. Lowers insulin resistance, too ... apparently.

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I am constantly getting leg cramps which come on so suddenly.
I am laying in bed just watching a bit of TV and it suddenly strikes without any warning. Not as if I've moved or stretched my legs or anything.
I have been told that eating bananas is good but I have one most days. Apparently there is a vitamin that I can take, anyone know about this?
I was given quinine tablets to take by the doc. but would much prefer to go down a more natural route.
I am spinabifida and am wondering if this has got anything to do with it as well.
Hi Foxy,

I used to get cramp in my calves when in bed at night. That was when my blood glucose levels were running higher than they do now. It's one other thing that has disappeared since I normalised my blood glucose levels.

Never taken anything for the problem.

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