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11-05-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
Mami
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Leg cramps

Marilena has been waking up with leg cramps for the last couple of months. Has anyone had this?
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11-05-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
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Hi, Mami

Yes, I experienced that over and over again last year -- like a muscle just balled right up for several minutes. The spot felt as though the muscle was totally seized together, if that makes any sense. I've read that having lots of D (diarrhea) can lead to an electrolyte balance, which can cause leg cramps. Have also read that sometimes a deficiency in...potassium?...can cause the cramps.

Mine went away after a few months.
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11-06-2010, 05:01 AM   #3
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Jamie, if Marilena will eat them, bananas really seem to help for EJ.
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11-06-2010, 04:59 PM   #4
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Thanks guys...we'll give the bananas a go! Makes sense about the electrolytes.
11-06-2010, 06:31 PM   #5
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Also you might want to get her B vitamins checked, she might not be absorbing b12 since it is mainly absorbed in the terminal ileum.
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11-08-2010, 07:32 PM   #6
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sorry to be obtuse, but does B or lack of it give you cramps?
11-09-2010, 06:05 AM   #7
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Jamie, I don't know about cramps and B's, but adding a supplemental B-complex vitamin seemed to really help EJ for other things such as energy levels and tongue sores!!
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