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    Posted: 30 Jul 2020 at 6:17am
What is that stuff called. I had the worst leg cramps I’ve had yet last night. Rough night for sure.
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Theraworx Relief.    


I also take a tablespoon of vinegar and some Pedialyte.  

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I use powerade; I ran experiments on every over the counter drug and home remedies!  give up diet pop and i used pwerade zero.    my results, not saying yours will be the same!

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Thad,
 Drink lots of water and I use these. Over the counter $9.00 ish per bottle! Take 1 or two and within 10 minutes the cramps are gone for me. Walmart should have them.
 Hope that helps.
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Thad,
   used to get bad leg cramps several nites per week. Tried  lots of home remedies with no luck then went to a new Dr. She said one of my daily meds caused the cramps and put me on something else. that was maybe 5 years ago and instead of 3 or 4 times a week its now 3 or 4 times a year! I thought I would never forget the name of that drug but I have (among other things) and I could never spell it anyhow. Sorry that's not much help, but maybe something to look into. Wife used to bend my toes backward to relive the cramps and it worked but that was before she & the dog kicked me out of the bedroom. Good Luck...Harvey   
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 Hey  Thad,,gosh but I do feel for you as I get them dang leg cramps too ,,altho not nearly as much as I used to,,!!  I been wishin I could remember who on here that led me onto that same Hyland's Leg Cramps that Chris posted on so I can thank them,!!. They are available at Walmart and it's a little bitty bottle,,but BIG on Power to stop them leg cramps. Most times,,I can actually "feel" one of them cramps coming while still asleep and I'll get outa bed quick as I can and I keep the little bottle close to the bed and one pill will do it just fine.. Says you can take 1-2 pills per episode,,Clap get you some,,!!
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My wife has very severe leg cramps and the pills pictured(Hyland brand) are the only thing she tried that help her. I did post that brand some time ago,so you can give me pat on the back if you need to. Wink 

I had some bad leg cramps for a time and I would take a potassium pill. But the insurance company in their wisdom changed my blood pressure medicine,Wink but that did almost stop my leg cramps. And the "cheaper" blood pressure meds warn not to take extra potassium,so I have used the Hylands stuff very successfully when I do get one.   


As severe as my wife leg cramps  are she starts with about 6. And as fast as they work she will take more in a minute or so if she is not starting to feel better.


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Quinine is believed to reduce muscle cramps
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well, i can't spell or pronounce any of the ingredients, so it must be GOOD !!

Hyland's leg cramps with quinine tablets and caplets

Active Ingredients:   Cinchona Officinalis (Quinine), Viscum Album ; Gnaphalium Polycephalum ; Rhus Toxicodendron ; Aconitum Napellus ; Ledum Palustre ; Magnesia Phosphorica.



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sometimes if you sweat a lot and don't drink enough water I get leg cramps.
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For immediate relief...get some magnesium rub...usually squeeze bottle..add capsules to your vitamins...has to do with calcium-mag balance....Not Dr. Mark

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If the leg cramps  are 'normal' ones, they're usually caused by dehydration AND electrolyte imbalance.
 You need to take both. If you only take a ton of water, that actually lowers the electroyte level ( think 'teeter-totter') and can be worse. Poor man's gatorade ( tom juice, orange juice, lemon jiuce) cures it for me. make my tummy upset BUT leg cramps go away. Also cured me of 'migraines' or 'sinus' headaches.
One easy test... if you pee is yellow you ARE dehydrated, the darker..the worse you are.
A healthy body is well, complicated, and too much heat, too much coffee, lack of water and juices can upset the balance.
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Oral cram remidies are generally focused on electrolyte recovery.  Any 'marketed' remedy will have a mixture of things (proprietary, for branding purposes, right?).

Potassium first-and-foremost.  It is lost rapidly, and rather critical to promoting proper hydration.

Magnesium:  Necessary for rebuilding the sclera (coating which protects/lubricates the outer sheath of nerves)... and this is because dehydration frequently will cause the sclera to wear back as your body moves.

Plenty of good water, and a balanced diet will do MOST of it, but tossing down some potassium and a little magnesium will help substantially.

Oh, and by those names, they're NOT expensive...
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Dill pickles and or mustard will stop them. HTH Tracy
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My wife has very severe leg cramps and the pills pictured(Hyland brand) are the only thing she tried that help her. I did post that brand some time ago,so you can give me pat on the back if you need to. Wink 

 Well,,Ray,,,,the younger I get,,,the more I remember,,,,Wink I KNEW it was somebody here that led me to using the "Leg Cramps" ,,so I wanna THANK YOU,,!!  Then little pills been a blessing to my cramps.
 What Jay says makes a lot of sense,,,Since I am very active through out the day, I do sweat an awful lot and I drink prolly 6-10,  32 oz cups of ice water on any given day,,so I'm prolly thinning down my potassium levels ptretty good,,,,
 Gosh,,Ray,,,your wife takes 6 of them Hylands pills ata time,,,,??  Whew,,!!,,,I bet she's ,,,,never mind,,,WinkWink whatever works ,,,,Clap
 Hey Thad,,,you gots you a bottle of them Hylands by your bed, yet,,,?? Clap
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Not yet Joe. I did drink Powerade the past two nights. My legs are still sore from the cramps 2 nights ago.
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Always stretch cramped muscles frequently... cramping causes a buildup of lactic acid... stretching the muscles will help circulation through, and force the bad stuff out, push the electrolytes back in.

Aside note to anyone who happens to either have very young children, or hasn't had any yet... -  it took my wife a long time to accept this, but when my children were babies, they got leg cramps all the time, and they cried... and I'd go in during the middle of the night, and stretch their muscles, knead them... after a few minutes, they'd sleep the rest of the night... ;-)
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