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Old 08-14-2019, 03:00 PM   #1
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Going on day 2 now where the back of my thigh/hammy is cramping. To me, this is the absolute worst location to have them. Typically I can pinpoint the root cause; dehydration coupled with heavy work/sweat. That hasnt been the case on this round, unless it ties back to last weekend. I am walking ever so gingerly through the hospital to check on my project, with the occasional jerk when it "bites" me. I've received many of crazy looks over the past two days.

Typically, if I catch a cramp it is for that day only. I've never had one carry over to the next day. This has been brutal. I've drank a ton of fluids for fear of dehydration, but now think its something else causing it. I've drank pickle juice, took electrolyte pills, stretched, and nothing is fixing this one. Any other tricks you guys have?
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:05 PM   #2
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Bananas for the potassium, helps with cramps. Magnesium and zinc supplement can also help.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:11 PM   #3
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I cycle a lot and I take a potassium pill everyday and it really helped stop all the cramps I use to have.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:19 PM   #4
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I've been getting a cramp in the same place for about a year now. In my abs on the left side. On one hand, it gives me hell. On the other hand, I'm glad to know I still have abs under that layer fat that lives on my stomach.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:22 PM   #5
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I cycle a lot and I take a potassium pill everyday and it really helped stop all the cramps I use to have.
Got the wife stopping in to pick some of these pills up!
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:23 PM   #6
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i've been getting a cramp in the same place for about a year now. In my abs on the left side. On one hand, it gives me hell. On the other hand, i'm glad to know i still have abs under that layer fat that lives on my stomach.
lol!! :d
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:24 PM   #7
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I have overcome cramps almost completely by a regimen of magnesium and potassium supplements morning and evening... Adjusted the dosage until I no longer got cramps... I can lay off the supplements for a couple days, and the cramps return...
Before this, I'd get woken up almost nightly with leg cramps, and I don't do strenuous work daily. I do spend a lot of time on my feet standing and walking, also a lot of sitting and driving. This regimen has been a real relief for me.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:25 PM   #8
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When I use to cycle all the time, pickle juice always did the trick for me.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:26 PM   #9
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Got the wife stopping in to pick some of these pills up!
Are you sure you didn't pull a muscle? Almost sounds like an injury to me.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:28 PM   #10
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My ribs cramp up often. Lots of water. You can't stretch your ribs... it's awful.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:28 PM   #11
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I've been getting a cramp in the same place for about a year now. In my abs on the left side. On one hand, it gives me hell. On the other hand, I'm glad to know I still have abs under that layer fat that lives on my stomach.
Me too!

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Old 08-14-2019, 03:29 PM   #12
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My Dad drinks tonic water with quinine every night and it works for him
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:43 PM   #13
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If continues or worsens be sure to get doctor to look at, worst case it could be blood clot and better to find that out sooner while in leg rather than later in heart lungs brain.


Probably not the case and the above remedies will probs fix it but cant be to careful.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:44 PM   #14
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Lifetime cramper here. Became debilitating. Magnesium 500 mg pill daily cured 95% of it.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:10 PM   #15
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Stretch daily for at least 30 minutes
Pickle juice, you can get it from academy, I fu d it more effective than real pickle juice from a jar of pickles
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:39 PM   #16
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I use a Magnesium gel by Health & Wisdom for a more instant relief. I had to give up sodas and energy drinks. Cramps suck
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:42 PM   #17
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My Dad drinks tonic water with quinine every night and it works for him


This. Plus Gin.


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Old 08-14-2019, 04:43 PM   #18
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I drink pickle juice everyday to keep cramps from happening.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:45 PM   #19
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When a person taking statins gets cramps I was told taking otc Co-Q-10 will help. Apparently statins strip that out of some people.

Probably wouldn't hurt to try it.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:32 PM   #20
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A teaspoon of yellow mustard works in a matter of minutes....
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:38 PM   #21
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Nuun Tablets- get on amazon or at academy, put in bottle of water
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:07 PM   #22
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Apple cider vinegar, pickle juice, Crazy Water #4 (not at the same time).
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:23 PM   #23
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Midol.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:29 PM   #24
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Never had them but my wife does. She's been to doctors with hers. Potassium pills, bananas, and lots of water per day helps her.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:32 PM   #25
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Schweppes tonic. One small bottle will make great changes
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:38 PM   #26
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Not to make light of your pain, (i used to get "charlie horses" quite a bit), but for a good laugh, google Monkeys never cramp " and watch the video. I just saw it recently and it is great.

As far as the bananas, I can't say they helped me, but I tend to sweat a lot.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:44 PM   #27
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You on blood pressure meds with statins? This can cause it. If so CO-q-10 helps.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:45 PM   #28
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Try pedialyte.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:25 PM   #29
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I use ~2table spoons apple cider vinegar and ~4 oz water. Mix well. Slam it down quickly followed by swig of juice or soda to kill the taste. Usually works for me within minutes.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:28 PM   #30
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Spoon full of mustard
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:49 PM   #31
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Magnesium oil/salt at health food store or amazon spray it on, rub it in and within minutes cramps are gone
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:03 PM   #32
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Some of these remedies are tripping me out
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:00 PM   #33
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When I use to cycle all the time, pickle juice always did the trick for me.
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