The night before last I had been asleep for maybe an hour or 2. I woke up and went to turn over to my other side and when I did I stretched my legs a little. When I did I got the WORST Charley horse I've ever had in my life, in my left leg from knee to ankle. I could feel the muscle move to the top of my leg where the bone is! This one lasted about 4 or 5 minutes and I was rubbing and massaging the whole time to try and stop it. After it finally did I went back to sleep and didn't think to much of it.
All day yesterday it's hurt so bad I haven't been able to walk on it without a very noticeable limp. So every chance I had I sat and would try and massage it away. I noticed last night as I was getting in the shower that said leg is now about twice the size of the other. And yes ladies I have been taking Tylenol for it lol (thats like the pregnancy cure-all) but it didn't help. I also made an OB/GYN appointment but they wont see me until the 9th.
My sister had this thing with her legs when she was pregnant. I can't remember what she said it was called, but it was something to do with swelling and pain. She had to be placed on bedrest because it causes seizures and even death in some cases. So now naturally with me being the hypocondriac that i am I've convinced myself it's something worse and I am going to die. Silly yes I know!
Has this happened to any of you? I could really use some reassurance and help making it go away.How do you get rid of your Charley horses fast? And do you think the swelling is normal after one? Thanks in advance for your advice!