It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Pregnancy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: wichita, kansas, United States
Posts: 1
sarahjoann1323 HB User
Re: Charley horse at 21 weeks... but pain won't go away.

I'm sarah and i'm 20 weeks and I get them 2-3 times a week if not more, and its excrushiating pain everytime. Applying my heating pad and massaging it away help but my dr. did say that leg cramps are often a sign that your body is low on potassium. Now that the baby is taking part of your nutrients you need twice as many just to get what you need for your body. Try eating more bananas or looking up other foods that are high in vitamin K.

Old 09-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 295
uma_anne HB User
Re: Charley horse at 21 weeks... but pain won't go away.

Hi - I had the same issue with my first pregnancy and another pregnant mom at the time told me to try pure cherry juice which is very high in potassium. It worked WONDERS. I'd drink a small glass at night before bed.

This time I knew to start with the cherry juice as soon as the cramps started and I've been cramp free for most of my pregnancy.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
38 Weeks Pregnant and Miserable!!! blashae Pregnancy 5 01-20-2011 05:02 PM
charley horse in the back of my left leg kgarrah Pregnancy 8 06-25-2008 08:20 AM
29 weeks and struggling... skittles42 Pregnancy 5 09-19-2007 06:57 AM
Charley horse at 21 weeks.....but pain won't go away. CruiseMomInSC Pregnancy 10 08-08-2007 01:15 PM
Cramping at 30 weeks? Valo99 Pregnancy 2 04-28-2006 10:31 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.


There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added


Seraph (6), cattieos (2), mumovhann (2), kittenkaboodle (2), Xkwizit (2), TwinMamma (2), quinyonna07 (2), Kali333 (2), hillarynotclinton (1), lovelyme (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (857), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:19 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!