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April 17th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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Well more specifically thigh cramps. I've been getting cramps in my thigh for about 2 months now. One woke me up out my sleep last night. It hurts so bad that I started sweating and I thought I was literally going to pass out...i got light headed. I get calf cramps all the time. I can deal with those but the ones in my thigh about kill me. Does anyone know what I can do to prevent them? Once they happen they hurt more when DF massages it...everytime I take a tylenol and it goes away in about 10 minutes.
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April 17th, 2009, 12:13 PM
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I am sorry! I get really bad legs pains all the time, all the way up, but always while at work.. I wish I could help, I just suffer
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April 17th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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i get leg pains when i drive!
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April 17th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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yep i get leg pains in the book what to expect when expecting it says after the frist trimester is over you will experience leg pains, sure enough i had them so bad this week
just stretch your muscles
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April 17th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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I remember getting charlie horses really bad in the 3rd trimester with my son and it helped if I did daily stretching and I believe I increased my calcium and magnesium supplement intake. Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant so maybe try some extra of that and see if it helps. Most prenatals I have looked at never have enough calcium or mag in them and you need to take extra.
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April 17th, 2009, 06:21 PM
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This sounds strange, but my sister told me this last time and it worked. If you are in bed and get a horrible leg cramp, plant your feet on the bed and raise your butt and lower back off the bed. So you are holding yourself up by your feet and upper back/shoulders. The cramp goes away right away. It's a little weird but it worked everytime for me!
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April 17th, 2009, 06:34 PM
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I hate leg cramps. I get them in my feet if I'm not careful. It normally happens when I inadvertently stretch or when my feet are too cold. But, those are easier to get rid of than thigh cramps. When I'm not PG I take potassium to eliminate leg/foot cramps, but, I wouldn't take anything without talking to a doc first. Good luck... I hope they stop.
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April 17th, 2009, 08:29 PM
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i have one right now... eat bananas, low potassium causes cramps i heard somewhere. cant remember where. most stuff is caused by lack of a certain vit or min.
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April 17th, 2009, 11:16 PM
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I get what I refer to as "charlie horses" in my thighs, lower legs and feet during pregnancy and normally. When I find that I'm cramping a lot I start making sure to eat a bananna each day and that almost always makes them disappear again. My doc said it is something to do with potassium.

Hope you figure it out. Leg cramps are pooey!
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April 18th, 2009, 07:56 AM
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Thanks ladies. I'm going to talk to my dr. to see what she says. I absolutely HATE with a passion bananas. I'm going to research to see whatelse has potassium in it.
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April 18th, 2009, 08:02 AM
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Aww I hope they go away. I used to get those in the middle of the night after an intense swim practice. They are HORRIBLE. Not the way to be woken up. I hope your doc has some answers for you!
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April 19th, 2009, 08:29 AM
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there should be potassium in a prenatal vitamin

my legs particularly my thighs get really aggitated and restless in the past few days at night. its the first time ive had this. it feels like what some people describe as restless leg syndrome but i have a hard time admitting that it could be that lol
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April 19th, 2009, 10:51 AM
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I have had a few not bad though but I might try
Mama Bee Leg and Foot Creme - Burt's Bees
It helped wil mine a lot, it does have a very strong scent though
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April 19th, 2009, 11:21 AM
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I haven't gotten any this time...yet.

I remember them waking me up in the middle of the night when I was about 20 weeks along. The pain was so horrible I was trying to push my dh out of bed so I could get up. Not fun!

If they are in your lower calf pointing your toes up towards your knee can help them go away faster.
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April 20th, 2009, 03:55 AM
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I get charlie horses really bad while pg....

so far it hasnt been too bad... but it usually happens later for me.
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