Leg Cramps - AAAAARRRGGGH!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Neecee, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Neecee

    Neecee Guest

    I was woken up at 5:30am with the worst pain EVER!!!! It felt as though my calf was in a vice and someone was cranking it tighter and tighter! I literally screamed and couldn't help crying - hubby woke up thinking I'd gone into labour or something, he tried rubbing my leg for me but the pain wouldn't go away!

    I have NEVER in my life had a cramp like that, ever!!! Four hours later and it's STILL hurting me :(

    My mum said it's probably the start of many more to come...

    If you haven't already experienced it, get ready girls...
     
  2. o0oCharlieo0o

    o0oCharlieo0o Well-Known Member

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    lol!! i love the way you explained it, spot on, i couldnt find a way to explain it to my DH but il use that lol! i wake up crying with it to and shoving my OH for help! but he rubs it and i cry even more lol! its excruciating aint it! thankfully this time so far iv only had it once, with brendan i had it nearly EVERY night since i was about 20 weeks pregnant! i didnt find anyway to prevent it either :( hope it doesnt happen to you again and i hope your leg stops aching soon, it hurts me all day after :(
     
  3. Neecee

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    I don't think I could cope with it every night...:(
     
  4. helen1234

    helen1234 Well-Known Member

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    i've had that too a few imes i thought tey were kinda one off's lol
    thanks bursting my bubble lol i wonder what causes it, inearly crapped myself too as i had it in my toes before but never in my calf....
    i feel your pain you aint on your own
    xx
     
  5. sophie c

    sophie c 2 gorgeous daughters <3

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    your scaring me lol Thanks!!!

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  6. Emsi76

    Emsi76 3rd Tri - Team Pink!

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    Oh no, you have started to get them.......................they are bloody awful aren't they!!

    I had a bad one a few nights ago, made me cry!

    I had to wake DH up to rub it, it was so bad!!!! It also hust for a few days afterwards and every night since, i have had the twitch and moved my leg and it's gone away.........................PLEASE don't come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hope you only get the one necee!!
     
  7. Shifter

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    It might be to do with circulation. Although it's sodium levels that normally causes cramp.

    Last night I had a mild leg cramp, it only woke me briefly, but it infiltrated my dreams! I dreamt I was trying to get around this office (not my real life one, just some random office building) but I was practically paralysed in both legs. I was dragging myself around, clinging to desks and other people. It was awful :cry:
     
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  9. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    Crap. I'd forgot about this lovely part of pregnancy until now.:hissy:
     
  10. danni2609

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    I got them first pregnancy havent had them this time yet thank fully they really hurt!
     
  11. nessajane

    nessajane Well-Known Member

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    ive had these too they are soo painfull :(
    hope they ease up for you hun... apparently calcuim makes it better :)
     
  12. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Yeah i've been getting these every night for awhile now. The backs of my knees constantly ache :(
     
  13. heather91

    heather91 Preggers with 2nd

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    I've been getting cramp in my calves loads in the past couple of weeks. Nothing that painful though. I hope that isn't to come! Being woken up by it a few times a night is bad enough lol. x
     
  14. Neecee

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    Yeah, my mum did ask me if I was getting enough salt in my diet. I said I thought I should be, what with all the junk I've been scoffing!

    Why do people not tell us about things like this???!!! Pregnancy is such a wait-and-see affair!
     
  15. Shifter

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    LOL! How true. At least we have this site :)
     
  16. Twinkles

    Twinkles Well-Known Member

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    eek! im not looking forward to this! At the moment i have what my OH refers to as dancing legs! they just cant keep still, flicking and kicking about restlessly throughout the night but no cramps as yet - sounds awful!
     
  17. khartnett

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    I get this alot! The joys of being pregnant ay!
     

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