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Horrible leg cramps

Last night and this morning I kept getting woken up by horrible leg cramps.. not the kind you get from standing.. and not the round ligament pains.. but on the tops and bottoms of my feet back of my legs and sides of my legs.. all below my knee. It hurt so much I cried.. they come and go anyone have any ideas before I call my OB?


Asked by Punkslilncs at 7:10 AM on Apr. 30, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • sounds like "charlie horses" which are common in pregnancy. the best thing to do when they come is not to rub the cramp out! it will only tighten the muscle more. instead, immediately get up and walk on it, and it will loosen. also, try increasing your potassium intake with a banana a day or something, and lots of water.

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:32 AM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • what month are you in?

    Answer by shellie2518 at 7:28 AM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • flex your toes up while the cramp is happening, it's been helping prevent mine from getting too bad. i used to get these a lot as a kid, and i have gotten them a ton this pregnancy. Potassium is helpful so eat bananas, drink coconut water, etc.

    Answer by LoveBuggsMommie at 8:02 AM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I have had those a lot through my pregnancy.this time. Definitely ask your.doc.but mine told me potassium. From research i have added one - two bananas a day (i make fruit smoothies almost every.morning) and i have added baked potatoes for dinners because they have more potassium than bananas

    Answer by momti at 11:41 AM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • OMG really this pregnancy can't get any worse.. they are common? I have no idea why my son was so much easier than my future daughter. Thanks so much guys.

    Comment by Punkslilncs (original poster) at 1:51 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

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