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Old 02-27-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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Leg Pain

Greetings....
This is my 2nd week on Induction, and I have been having pains in my legs at night... what's the scoop with this? I have been drinking more water, but haven't been having the chicken broth every day.... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

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Old 02-27-2014, 10:54 PM   #2
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Potassium and/or magnesium supplements can help with that. I took one of each whenever the lower back and leg pain started. It's been awhile..maybe someone here has dosage info to help?
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I second adding magnesium and potassium.

Also, add a good pinch of salt (the celtic sea salt or himalaya salt variety) to your broth and your food.

What kind of broth are you drinking? Homemade?
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:09 AM   #4
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I too am suffering nighttime leg cramps. More or less water didn't seem to help. Started magnesium supplement and that helped temporarily. Had my blood checked last week and I'm not deficient in either magnesium or potassium so not sure what's wrong or how to fix it?? I have heard 1 tsp of mustard will relieve the pain within seconds but of course that doesn't get to the root of the problem. Sorry I can't be of more help but please let me know if you find something that works. Been up since 3am today because of this!!
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:20 AM   #5
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Try adding a natural salt like celtic sea salt or himalayan pink salt... That may help with cramps!
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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Bonny jean, there seems to be a difference in being medically deficient with an electrolyte value and being deficient in regards to what your body's natural electrolyte baseline is. I'd almost bet that supplementing potassium and magnesium would alleviate some of the symptoms you mentioned. Did your MD advise you not to take these supplements for any reason?

To give an evidence based example, Ive seen older people display symptoms of sodium deficiency (not uncommon with geriatric patients) who technically had "normal ", (though on the lower end of the spectrum) serum sodium levels.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:31 AM   #7
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Glass or two of Ecodrink daily takes care of my cramps so far.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:01 AM   #8
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...just my 2cents.....
During the core part of my weight loss I had excruciating-grab-me-awake during the night terror leg cramps!
Yes, for me the addition of both Magnesium + Potassium and bone broth has alleviated all night time nasties!
I am generous with my salt.
While eating close to ketogenic, my body handles salt differently than if I add carbs in any significant portion.
I can add salt without caution and have no water retention, but the minute I add concentrated carbohydrate (like 3cups of old-fashioned, home popped corn at night with My Loving Spouse)...I wake in the morning puffy face/hands/etc.
So it has to be a good movie for me to do that.
Each of us is different.
Google Magnesium Man...there are different types of Magnesium.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:40 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the responses you guys... I've upped my water intake, and I've made a point to have broth, plus a bit more salt in my foods...

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I recently had to up my magnisium dose because I was still getting leg cramps. It helped alot.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:46 AM   #11
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What are you taking for a multivitamin? Many people will say to supplement magnesium, which is fine but the reality is your multivitamin should be taking care of that already.

Low carb dieters have different needs and need to have a proper multi. Remember what Dr. A said
"Vita nutrients, Don't even THINK of getting along without them!" I've also found my weekly losses better when I'm taking the recomended supplements, which for me is that multi, fish oil, and CoQ10.
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