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Betty

Dr.didn't help me with excruciating
Leg cramps either..thankfully I tried taking magnesium. An on line article said if. You had cramps in one leg you were needing more potassium if cramps in the other leg magnesium. I don't remember which leg for what,but the magnesium sure worked for me. My leg would cramp so bad it felt like the bones would break getting worse if I dared to move. I found I can chew a couple of magnesium tablets and the cramps will stop about the time I finish chewing them. Now I also take magnesium citrate capsules as well ,Google leg cramps and magnesium and lots of articles will come up,some by MD Dr's.

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Tanya B

Yes that is my experience. When I wake up with leg cramps I take about 3 pills and before I am done chewing them the cramps stop...amazing and unbelievable but it really works for me....Here's to restful sleeping.

Tanya B

Yes that is my experience. When I wake up with leg cramps I take about 3 Magnesium pills and before I am done chewing them the cramps stop...amazing and unbelievable but it really works for me....Here's to restful sleeping.

np

I get cramps in both lower legs, both shins, both feet, both sets of toes. Seldom in the thighs, luckliy. Then I started taking magnesium, because I heard that most people have a deficiency in that mineral and with older people, it's worse. There is now a study connecting this deficiency with leg cramps. One pill in the morning, one in the afternoon. Works beautifully!

Before I heard about the magnesium, I would try the spoonful of mustard on my nocturnal pain-rounds. Hit and miss. I also, on advice from a roommate, stretched my back backwards (I had a sciatica condition for a while too, and anything that arched the back seemed to help). I'd pace while bent backwards as far as I could, and that seemed to relieve the pain slowly, after 5-10 minutes. But when you have leg cramps, 5-10 minutes is an eternity, so I recommend the magnesium.

Blozin

Hello. I am 61,male. I used to get ferocious leg cramps at night, unbelievably painful, the worst being in the abductor muscle because unlike say the calf muscle it is very hard to stretch out. I work in a hot and humid environment and know all about hydration and electrolytes. The only thing that really nailed for me was, like others on here, magnesium available from the chemist (pharmacy). Good luck.

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