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Leg Cramps - Why Won't They Go Away?

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Old 06-30-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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Leg Cramps - Why Won't They Go Away?

It is day 4, and I am dealing with mild to severe leg cramps. The cramps are occuring strictly in the back of my thighs up to my buttocks. They are making me miserable, but I do get relief when I take advil.

I'm starting to get really worried as I've never had cramps last this long. I've been eating bananas and potassium tablets, multi-vitamins, blueberries, drinking V8, but that doesn't make a difference. Stretching or massaging gives no relief.

The only explanation I have is last Wed, I went to the gym after a long break and got on the leg weights which does work these exact muscles. Maybe I pulled something, but I don't understand why they would start hurting 4 days later! And why do the cramps go away and come back? Should I just let time heal itself? I don't want to rush to a doctor. The doctors almost never help me, and only make me more worried.

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Old 06-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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Re: Leg Cramps - Why Won't They Go Away?

I drink pedialyte when I have the body cramps. Gatorade had too much sugar. I also drink a tonic water everynight.

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