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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 02:50 AM   1
whatwillbex
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Middlle of the night legs cramps!


Are the worst! and it strikes when you are most vunerable...asleep. I keep getting woken up by this excrutiating pain like my muscles are twisting. Im left hopping round the bedroom like a nutter.

Any tips? In between the insomnia, toilet visits, general uncomfortableness I can not add this to the list lol

Help!



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 03:18 AM   2
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An extra potassium supplement (make sure you're taking a safe dose, if you get it through your prenatal vitamins as well.) Cramps for me are from lack of fluids or low potassium. If you would like maybe a kiwi or banana and a bottle of water before bed?



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 03:53 AM   3
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Thank you. I had no idea it could be linked to diet. I will definitely try this tonight x



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 04:54 AM   4
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I have TED support stockings, they work wonders for keeping the leg cramps away during the night for me, you can buy them from the pharmacy but need to make sure you get the right size! They really do help.



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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 16:44 PM   5
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Magnesium can help too. My chiropractor and OB both told me to try a low dose of magnesium or soaking in an epsom salt bath before bed when I complained of restless legs and calf cramps at night. Just remember to start with the lowest dose because it's also a bowel stimulant and it can cause loose poo.



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 03:35 AM   6
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Magnesium. I use to get them 4-5 times a week but since starting magnesium (since about 25 weeks) I've probably had 3 leg cramps in total.



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 11:58 AM   7
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mine have gone away with 1000mg calcium in am and before bed. As well was massaging in magnesium oil into my calves right before bed . Day and night difference!



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 16:18 PM   8
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yes I'm afraid to stretch in the night because I know i'll start something. I get them in my back as well



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 07:47 AM   9
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yes I'm afraid to stretch in the night because I know i'll start something. I get them in my back as well
In your back 😮😮 ouch!! Definatley couldn't cope with both 😧



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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 08:18 AM   10
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Magnesium oxide - 400 mg 1/day!
One step above potassium!



 
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