leg cramps

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  1. augustbaby09

    augustbaby09 Well-Known Member

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    This morning i woke up with terrible pain in my right calf i was almost in tears.It tightend up so much and after few mins did ease up and release. Although its still bit sore now.

    I know they are common in pregnancy arent they..? Anyone else know what can help.I am dreading another as i find it sooo painful :cry:
     
  2. amslou

    amslou TTC No2

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    apparently stopping drinking fizzy drinks if you drink them, drinking more water and milk. I find that if i stand on the leg in question and hop a bit it goes away fairly quickly.
     
  3. augustbaby09

    augustbaby09 Well-Known Member

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    Iam a bit of a coke' aholic! lol However lately ive been trying to cut it out and stick to water and juice. So perhaps if i keep it up it will mean i shouldn't get them too badly.

    I hate the cramps but as long as its nothing too serious im fine. :)
     
  4. amslou

    amslou TTC No2

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    Nah I found that when i bought fizzy drinks in and was drinking them in the day at work as well i had them regularly. i havent had any for 2 weeks or so and i havent had any cramps either.
     
  5. elly75

    elly75 Guest

    I heard the same thing about fizzy drinks so been trying to cut down.

    Whenever it's hurting, have you tried gently massaging it if you can? I don't know if that'll help.
     
  6. ZubZub

    ZubZub Well-Known Member

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    Cramps can be a magnesium shortage. Are you taking mineral supplements? Check with the pharmacy how much you can take though.
     
  7. LucyEmma

    LucyEmma Well-Known Member

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    I had this a few weeks ago and i got told to drink more milk and eat banannas, luckly i've had a craving for milk at the moment and it seems to have gone away :)
     
  8. LousMom

    LousMom Mommy of 2 princesses

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    If it continues and you also have tingling and numbness it could be a blood clot and you should go to see your doc... this happened to my cousin. Hope it turns up to be fizzy drinks :)
     
  9. Aidedhoney

    Aidedhoney Mum of Nats & Alex

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    My mw suggested, bananas, milk, more water and a short walk everyday

    xx
     
  10. lissagayle

    lissagayle Well-Known Member

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    I heard the same thing that bananas are supposed to help out a lot. I havent had this symptom yet and its one that I do not want either. Hope you find something that will stop them!!
     
  11. Tilly

    Tilly Guest

    I get them too, ouch!! When you get a cramp, bring your toes towards you (as if pointing towards your head) and they go really quickly - the hard part is being brave enough to move your foot when it stings like hell. With my last pregnancy I got them in both legs a few times a night.. ouch!
     
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    if you get them in bed, sometimes you'll just need to hop out and walk a little. Thats the only way I can stop it- and like Tilly said- flex your foot towards you. I've been getting them really bad the past 2 weeks and now my calf muscle is still sore from a really bad one last night. I've heard doing stretches will help too.
     
  13. augustbaby09

    augustbaby09 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all your tips everyone ill deff try the massaging , bananas , milk , stop fizzy drinks etc. Its bit sore still but not tingly so i dont think its a blood clot... hope not anyways!! :)
     
  14. Clare Bear

    Clare Bear 2 Daughter's 1 Baby boy x

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    The last two nights i've woken up with Leg pains it's really horrible it's been the leg i haven't been laying on that hurts then i turn over and i wake up hours later with the other one hurting! :cry:

    I always drink milk and eat nanna's and walk daily with the Dog.
    I was going to see doc but round my area there like trying to see Santa lol
    I'm going to try the stretching if it happens tonight!

    Clare x
     

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