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June 18th, 2011, 09:42 AM
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Is anyone else getting these constantly? What are you doing to keep them away if you aren't getting them?

Every night if I try and stretch my legs out cause my knees are hurting, I get Charlie horses. I have been staying hydrated and eating enough potassium but OMG! These are getting ridiculous.
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June 18th, 2011, 09:49 AM
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last week i had 3 nights in row of them in my right calf. i woke up crying and in so much pain . during the days i was hurting from it still. nothing since. i did not change anything, they just have not happened since.
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June 18th, 2011, 10:01 AM
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Ive been getting terrible leg cramps and Ive also been eating alot of potassium and drinking alot of water....

And today I woke up with a giant bruise on my leg.... ugh
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June 18th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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I got them tons with my second pregnancy. My OB said to take a calcium supplement, and it actually helped a lot. I took the viactiv chewable calcium supplements.
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June 18th, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Me!!! And OMG do they hurt or what. I only get them at night and I wake up and they hurt soooooo bad! The whole next day that calf will be sore !
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June 18th, 2011, 06:58 PM
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I got one in my right calf like 3 nights ago and I can barely put any pressure down on my leg because it hurts so bad. Then last night I got one in my left leg and it is so sore that it is hard to put pressure on it either. So I look like a very sorry sucker trying to walk.
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June 18th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Mine are becoming more frequent and more painful as well. I never had them when I was pregnant before. Oh I do remember having them once with Zoie, but this has been the worse!! The toe flexing thing is only starting to make them worse!
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June 18th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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In addition to everything already mentioned, try massage.
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June 19th, 2011, 08:14 AM
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I've heard calcium and magnesium supplements work. You can get them combined, I think, in a milky drink called CalMag (or something like that).
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June 19th, 2011, 11:15 AM
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Ugh... I just had 2 really awful ones last night I hadn't felt them in a while....

I think I didn't have enough water yesterday maybe? Who knows...
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June 19th, 2011, 12:02 PM
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I get them when I stretch my legs too. When I'm awake enough to be aware of what I'm doing I don't stretch them, but sometimes I forget not to when I'm still mostly asleep, and then I get a cramp. Luckily pointing my toes up still works to get rid of it fast for me, and my muscles aren't even sore afterwards.

I've heard that stretching your calf muscles before you go to bed helps prevent them, but I don't get cramps regularly enough to bother stretching every night so I can't vouch for that one. Worth a shot though!
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June 19th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Ugh yes. Well, leg cramps and foot cramps. I'll wake up to them and it drives me nuts! I only get them at night though.
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