Discussions that mention potassium

Back Problems board

Hi there, if need be.. share this board with your wife/family. It's really really really important to take your medication AS SCHEDULED/DIRECTED. If you dont take them regularly right now, the pain may spike and then it's really hard to get it back under control.

You just had major major surgery. This isnt a toe that got operated on. Those meds are really called for right now.

There's plenty of time to wean off meds down the road. Rest alot, and walk on/off throughout the day.

You can help stave off muscle cramping by lots of water intake, a calcium/magnesium supplement, potassium (which you can get from bananas, etc). I found the biggest help for me was the calcium tabs. Our bodies get stripped of this essential mineral for proper muscle contraction/relaxation.