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What can you take for leg cramps?

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hotchocolatema1

Asked by hotchocolatema1 at 12:23 PM on Mar. 27, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • eat some bananas. The potassium in bananas will prevent you from cramping so much.
    FluffyMamaBunny

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 12:26 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • quinine
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 12:33 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Potassium is what you need to prevent and help with muscle cramps. Potatoes with the skin, bananas, rasins, and even whole grain pastas and breads are a good source of poassium.
    Liamsmom09

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 12:36 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • bananas
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 12:40 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • More potassium rich foods.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 3:24 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Bananas are good, but raisins have more. Here are a few others: sweet potatoes; spinach; OJ, milk, avocados, brussel sprouts
    Also, make sure you're drinking enough water and replacing not just potassium but other electrolytes: magnesium and calcium, as well as sodium (if you're doing intense workouts and sweating a lot) Things like gatorade are OK, but Nuun, Heed or cytomax can be better.
    Mom_2_cuties

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 4:39 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Here's a link to a list I actually printed out for myself, because I get different cramps, and the potassium helps:


    http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/potassium-foods.htm

    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 8:51 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • bananas
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 9:08 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • bananas, the potassium will help
    luvschocolate

    Answer by luvschocolate at 10:16 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • my doc prescribed bynadryl for me when bananas didnt work
    Audrice1985

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 5:42 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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