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Leg muscle cramps - Blaming stupidity!!

May 12, 2016 9:33 PM

Oh man oh man oh man. Oh MAN. Ready for bed, and WHAM... BOTH inner thighs and outer calves and a few places in between... Icy hot. Heating pad. Ice packs ... hm... there is a massager around here somewhere...

My little mantra, "This will pass, this will pass, this will pass, this will pass...." it's not like the days long pains, it's only ... Oh man oh man.... Digging in medicine box for Hyland's Leg Cramp pills with Quinine...

"This will pass, this will pass, this will pass, this will pass...." ... it's only ... it leave me gasping for breath, crying for my mother (who died 35 years ago) and CUSSING. What has caused it? Mentally I'm jumping up and down... which is silly, but if I concentrate on the "boing, boing, boing" jumping up and down something re-directs a little bit...

What do you do for leg cramps? I know in 30 minutes I'll only be mostly sore (I hope) ... Surely in ... no make it 45 minutes... in 45 minutes absolutely for sure... it'll just be a little residual soreness and the cramps will be gone... right? Sure.

I forgot to take my meds today. Mmm hmm. Yeah. Did I take them yesterday? I think so... I get confused, it doesn't matter about the little days of the week container... I STILL get so confused did I take them or no? Did I put them in my purse to take with breakfast on the way to work? Did I leave them on the kitchen counter? OH SHUT UP BRAIN. Just jump up and down and shut-up.

Pushed little kids in the pretend car... 13 of 'em... around the track, once each -- fortunately in the cool (77F) of the morning. Still -- did it for 14 yesterday, in warmer temps with no cramps. Must be I forgot the meds today... and the sugar...

Okay, so forgetting the meds... eating too much sugar... (birthday celebrations at work) ... different stuff for lunch today -- an awesome broccoli, cranberry, sunflower seed salad... and a pasta tomato salad... and some kind of either tuna or chicken salad with apples AND sweet pickles (kinda different)... brownies... bundt cake... gawd, any of this crap could kill ya.

Jump up and down in your head, kid. In 15 more minutes it'll either be over with or it own.

What do you do for leg cramps?

PS ... thanks for sitting with me while I'm going through this idiocy. (boing, boing, boing)

OH MAN.

May 12, 2016 10:42 PM

Stretching and peppermint oil are my go to. Hope you get relief soon

May 12, 2016 11:34 PM

Ahhh peppermint would be more refreshing than wintergreen, for a change... I'll have to try that! Thanks gotobef <3

May 13, 2016 12:16 PM

GrandmaD, I'm so sorry that you are dealing with that. I have jumped up in the night having my legs cramp up and my toes go in different directions. I usually curse like a sailor, cry and then sit down and cry while I'm rubbing my legs and feet. Leg cramps suck and in so sorry that you went through all of that. I applaud your humor with the boing, boing, boing.. If I jumped up and down I think I'll fall through the floor.. LOL!! I hope it stopped after a brief time. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that it doesn't happen to you again. 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

May 13, 2016 1:06 PM

GrandmaD, I have to agree with AlwayZ... Love your sense of humor! I use Voltaren gel every night before bed, massaging it into the calves of my legs. And if my legs are cramping before I go to bed I take a muscle relaxer. I hope you can get these cramps calmed down so you can rest. Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

May 13, 2016 11:17 PM

Do you have tiger balm where you live? It works wonders on cramps and has an icy hot kind of feel to it. I got mine in China Town but here (British Columbia) they even sell it in the Dollar Stores. I hope you made it through ok and had a restful sleep.
Nanci

May 14, 2016 9:20 AM

Magnesium supplements help a lot

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