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Night Leg Cramps

Most of the time, no apparent cause for night leg cramps can be identified. In general, night leg cramps are likely to be related to muscle fatigue and nerve problems. The risk of having night leg cramps increases with age. Pregnant women also have a higher likelihood of having night leg cramps. Several conditions, such as kidney failure and diabetic nerve damage, are known to cause night leg cramps. But if you have one of these, you're most likely aware of it and have symptoms other than night leg cramps. People who are taking certain medications, such as certain diuretics, might be more likely to have night leg cramps, although it's not known if there's a direct connection. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is sometimes confused with night leg cramps, but it's a separate condition. In general, pain is not a main feature of RLS, although some people describe their RLS as being painful. Other conditions that may sometimes be associated with night leg cramps may include: Structural disorders Metabolic problems Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) Medications and procedures Blood pressure drugs Diuretics (water retention relievers) Oral contraceptives Cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) Continue reading >>

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  1. Gabby

    Help for Night Time Leg Cramps

    I used to rarely get night time leg cramps, but after diagnosis they seemed to increase. I don't know from what, but man, they can jolt me awake at night and almost bring me to tears sometimes. Getting enough to drink is a huge help, but I hate drinking a lot before bed because that means getting up more at night.
    Anyway, in my quest to find some relief, I came across what was called "Sole". It is a Himalayan Pink Salt water that when taken before bed or actually even in the morning, seems to really be helping me.
    What I do is put two cups of coarse Himalayan pink salt into a 2 quart mason jar. I add filtered water to the top and put a non-metalic lid on it. Shake it up and then let it settle and just keep it on the counter at room temperature. As long as there is salt in the bottom of your jar, you know your water is completely saturated, and that is what you want. Add water as needed, shake and repeat. Once the salt is gone (I still have my first two cups in there) you can make a new batch.
    Every morning take 1 teaspoon of the salt water mixture and add it to some drinking water. I just add it to 8 oz of water and drink it down. I have worked my way up to 2 teaspoons but they recommend you don't drink any more than that. Besides it tastes pretty rough. I will tell you though, it has made a huge difference in my night time slumber. When I take it before going to bed, it really helps me relax as well. I have not had any cramps since doing this and I have been using it for over a month now.
    This helps your body with magnesium and potassium, so make sure you are okay to add this to your diet by talking to your doctor first.

  2. Supersix15

    I recently was told to go on diet and stay away from sodas to get my blood sugar down . I went to doctor and told him of lower back pain at night and he prescribed me ibuprofen . What causes the lower back pain never had any problems before


    Could be so many things all of which would need further testing. Other than high blood glucose causing extra body inflammation I wouldn't think it would be caused by diabetes.

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