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Old 06-26-2018, 20:59   #1
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Not the usual in the calf muscles, but at the side and in the ankle. The pain is so intense, I feel quite nauseated. I know its because of poor blood flow (I have partially blocked arteries in both legs) but apart from massaging with a herbal cream and eating salt... what other solutions are there? I've tried magnesium, b/c complex vitamins, and in extremis, making a drink of Eno (which is full of sodium) and having that. It usually takes about 20 minutes to have an effect... IN addition to this, I also get cramping in random locations: under shoulderblades (ie between shoulder blades and ribcage), in neck if I yawn too wide, in upper abdomen if I bend too far to left or right... and also even more randomly in my arms, hands and fingers. Its getting really tiresome.

I *have* to have lasix and aldactone as per my cardiologist's instruction, because of heart failure/congestion, and I'm feeling like I am stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place. (though I am very grateful to be able to breathe!)

Anyone found any reasonable solution?

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Have you tried pickle juice already?

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Pickle juice? As in the liquid that pickles come in, in the jar? No, I thought that was just vinegar. (we call them gherkins over here )

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Pickle juice? As in the liquid that pickles come in, in the jar? No, I thought that was just vinegar. (we call them gherkins over here )
When I deal with muscle cramps a shot of pickle juice solves the problem in minutes. (Yes, the juice in the pickle jar.)

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When I deal with muscle cramps a shot of pickle juice solves the problem in minutes. (Yes, the juice in the pickle jar.)
I'll give it a try next time i buy gherkins... just not something I eat regularly.

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I'll give it a try next time i buy gherkins... just not something I eat regularly.
I always have pickles in the icebox that have no juice. I really should start actually eating the pickles instead of just using the juice. LOL

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I always have pickles in the icebox that have no juice. I really should start actually eating the pickles instead of just using the juice. LOL
Or -- if they're vinegar-brined pickles and not lacto-fermented -- just make your own brine.

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I forgot to mention that I only get this particular kind of leg cramp when I am in bed, sleeping. Because it woke me at 2am, I had to go back to bed around 8 and you guessed it, 9am woken up again by another cramp in exactly the same set of muscles. Its making me crazy.

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I forgot to mention that I only get this particular kind of leg cramp when I am in bed, sleeping. Because it woke me at 2am, I had to go back to bed around 8 and you guessed it, 9am woken up again by another cramp in exactly the same set of muscles. Its making me crazy.
Mine only happen in bed at night too.

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Lately I've been getting cramps in my legs, around the calves, as a mailman I walk 15 miles a day, but the last year it's but getting worse and worse. A co-worker highly recommended Vitamin B-12 by Solaray. Haven't tried it yet, will be visiting the local vitamin store to see if they have any.

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