leg and butt cramps.

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leg and butt cramps.

Anybody else getting these??

My inner thighs and my butt are cramping up so bad that I have to sit down that moment or it feels like I am going to fall down. It's actually very painful, and I got my first calf cramp at 5:30 in the morning a few days ago and it now actually doesn't hurt. I couldn't walk properly for about 2 days because of it, even with Rob massaging it.

ANybody else having this or know what it causes? I drink about a bottle of water a day (if i were to drink more I would live on the toilet.. lol) So I am not sure what could be causing the cramps...

It's getting painful and annoying..

sandraleigh's picture
Joined: 11/23/06
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I thought I had escaped leg cramps this time, until I got my first one a few mornings ago! I had them so bad when pregnant with DD, every morning when I stretched my body in the morning I'd be paralyzed!

I find it helps me to flex my feet and NOT point my toes when I stretch. Thankfully I don't really get them randomly - only when I'm waking up and stretching my body!

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Joined: 05/31/09
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I get them in my calves. Usually at night when I am sleeping and I stretch out. It makes my toes stick straight out, and its really hard to move my leg.

I think its caused by low levels of potassium or magnesium. I have heard that eating a banana a day will help, but I can't do that because of the GD.

They are super painful, and I can sympathize. Sad

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Joined: 12/13/08
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I've been getting cramps in my inner thighs I never ever got those with Evan so it's really strange! I drink water, eat bananas. I've read that they can be normal. I will occasionally get one in my calves especially if I stretch wrong in the morning but I had those with Evan. The inner thigh/groin area cramps are REALLY odd feeling!

Joined: 02/07/12
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The calf cramp hurt so bad it woke me up from my sleep at 5:30 in the darn morning. I even screamed in pain, after it tensing up I had to go to the bathroom and walking on that leg brought on more calf cramps and it took me forever to just get to the bathroom Sad

Hope I never get one of those again Sad

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Joined: 11/23/06
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"SamanthaX3" wrote:

The calf cramp hurt so bad it woke me up from my sleep at 5:30 in the darn morning. I even screamed in pain, after it tensing up I had to go to the bathroom and walking on that leg brought on more calf cramps and it took me forever to just get to the bathroom Sad

Hope I never get one of those again Sad

I know, they totally ruin your legs for days on end! Why am I limping? Leg cramp gone bad.

Starryblue702's picture
Joined: 04/06/11
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I haven't been getting any cramps so I can't be of much help there... but I will say that the next time you feel one coming on in your calf, point your foot up towards your head, that always makes my charlie horses go away immediately! Slowly move your foot back to normal position, and if you feel it coming back on, just point your foot back towards your head and repeat this until it's gone... it's amazing, I promise!

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Joined: 03/12/07
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Like Sandra, I find pointing your toes starts them or makes them worse. The trick is to imagine pointing (or pushing) the HEEL of your foot, not the toe.