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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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