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Old 09-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Muscle cramping all over

For 2 days I have felt like my muscles are tired and they cramp up...arm muscles, leg muscles, back muscles and upper right quadrant muscles. Why are my muscles aching and cramping??? UGHHHHH Also while I was sleeping I couldn't seep good because of the achy feeling and anxiety that I may have cramping
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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Try potassium- it might be worth it to you to try a good chelated multivitamin. That stuff is usually lack of minerals and vitamins.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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For 2 days I have felt like my muscles are tired and they cramp up...arm muscles, leg muscles, back muscles and upper right quadrant muscles. Why are my muscles aching and cramping??? UGHHHHH Also while I was sleeping I couldn't seep good because of the achy feeling and anxiety that I may have cramping
You could be describing my life for the last 2 weeks. My doc took some labs last Friday and called today to tell me she was prescribing a potassium supplement for me because I was definitely low...explaining the weakness, cramping, tiredness, depression/anxiety, numbness and tingling in hands and arms.

Low carb tends to be diuretic enough that it's fairly easy to deplete potassium, particularly if you're not eating many vegies (or the right ones).
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #4
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I used to have leg cramps almost every morning until I started taking a Magnesium supplement. I only take it 2 to 3 times a week and I haven't had that problem again.
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of course the most common reason is dehydration, followed by low sodium, if you are low carbing. don't get too fancy before you try the two obvious things! good luck.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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I used to be plagued with muscle cramps in my calves and upper arms. As long as I take magnesium and potassium supplements and get enough calcium, I don't have them.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #7
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I tend to get the most dehydrated from alcohol and certain otc medicines, but also if I don't eat enough veggies. Water can just pass right through me. I regularly take magnesium and track my vitamins and minerals. I had less trouble with this when I was younger than 40.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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Half an avocado topped with mayonnaise with a splash of soy sauce.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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of course the most common reason is dehydration, followed by low sodium, if you are low carbing. don't get too fancy before you try the two obvious things! good luck.
ITA.....
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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I've found that drinking a bottle of electrolyte water a day (as well as a lot of other water!) has prevented any side effects for me. I also have chicken stock (the good, home made stuff with all of the benefits,) just about every day. I highly recommend both.

Electrolyte water can be found anywhere these days (Smartwater, store brands, etc.) and is cheap.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #11
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I've found that drinking a bottle of electrolyte water a day (as well as a lot of other water!) has prevented any side effects for me. I also have chicken stock (the good, home made stuff with all of the benefits,) just about every day. I highly recommend both.

Electrolyte water can be found anywhere these days (Smartwater, store brands, etc.) and is cheap.
Very important, I had to learn the hard way, Ntombi gave me the best advice, keep your Electrolytes up, anyway you can. All of our bodies are different, with different needs, you do not have to give up your WOE.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #12
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Good intentions aside, it could be a medical problem that needs to be addresses.
Supplements may help, but no one can "diagnose" you and suggest a treatment on here, you need to ask your doctor.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #13
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Good intentions aside, it could be a medical problem that needs to be addresses.
Supplements may help, but no one can "diagnose" you and suggest a treatment on here, you need to ask your doctor.
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