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kandj

kandj Report 9 Sep 2013 12:56

Emma
Hubby and I both have occasional night cramps and so you have our sympathy. My neighbour takes Quinine tablets but as hubby is on Warfarin the pharmacist says this is not suitable for him. I buy Shweppes Tonic Water and drink a glass of this before bed (when I can remember) as this contains Quinine.

I have also read that not drinking enough water during the day could be a cause of this excruciating painful condition.

Neither of us have had this for a while but I am touching wood as I am typing this. It is not pleasant at all, so good luck. I hope you can find something that will help you.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 12:56

Annie :-D now your talking.
Don't think I'll try the cork though, thanks all the same.

Emma :-)

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 13:02

Kandj
Used to drink the tonic water but still got cramps but that was ages ago.
Did drink it through the day so maybe last thing at night might be better,
will give it a go.

Emma :-)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 9 Sep 2013 13:14

Hi Emma,

Kandj just beat me to it!! I was going to recommend tonic water too. :-D


Hope you find something that sorts it out soon - it's sooooo painful. :-(


Take care. :-)

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 13:18

Thanks Cynthia :-)

JustJean

JustJean Report 9 Sep 2013 13:19

I used to have terrible night cramps, so bad I was up most of the night, my doctor gave me Diazapam 2mg and also said a couple of paracetamols during the day,I have tabs for blood pressure, no problems with the other tabs, but I do drink a lot of water and sugar free juices, I also sometimes use moisturiser rubbed well in before I get in bed, and also an excersise which is both hands on the wall feet stretched back and bend elbows at the start it feels quite painful but after a few press ups the muscles start to relax , and warmth on the calves help greatly, well it works for me and now I sleep all night, hope all the ideas we all have put up helps, cant think of anything worse than cramp pain...

love Jean x

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 13:28

Hello Jean,

Thank you for that and am finding all information given
by everyone is very helpful, others reading the thread
may also have cramps so it could help them.
I also drink a lot of sugar free diluting juices and feel that
all tips given are worth a try.

Emma :-)

Merlin

Merlin Report 9 Sep 2013 13:57

Emma, when drinking the Tonic Water, :-D Don,t forget the Gin. :-D

Elizabeth2469049

Elizabeth2469049 Report 9 Sep 2013 14:04

I have prescribed quinine, but still get occasional bad bouts - recently remembered a doctor's advice from some time back to eat some fruit just before going to bed - last three nights cramp free!

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 14:06

Never did like Gin Merls, will leave that to you :-D ;-)

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 14:08

Thank you Elizabeth with numbers, any kind of fruit?

Emma

Malcolm

Malcolm Report 9 Sep 2013 17:22

Sleep with three wine bottle corks under your pillow. When i was in France a NZ friend told me as it works for him.

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 9 Sep 2013 17:32

My Bil. always says 'pinch your lip'...... :-D as did my Mil. :-D

Nasty thing cramps and very painful..........but if my feet get them toes always look so funny it makes me laugh :-D

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 17:40

Thanks for that Malcolm. :-)

Mau you made me laugh, so let me see if I've
got this right, I have to pinch my lip when I get
cramp in my legs...suppose it could work if I
pinch my lip hard enough I would forget about the
pain in the legs cause my lip would be sore. :-D

Emma :-)

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 9 Sep 2013 17:46

Gently Bently.....don't draw blood lol :-D

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 9 Sep 2013 18:15

I GET CRAMPS NEARLY EVERY NIGHT
AND IT IS SO PAINFULL,I GET IT IN MY CALFS
TOES SOLES OF MY FEET,AND LATLEY MY
FINGERS GET CRAMP LOCKED AND CAN
LAST FOR AGES AND ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO
UN LOCK THEM

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 18:22

Dizzi you have my sympathy, I dread it
especially in my ankles and calfs, toes
I can handle as I just put my bare foot on tiled surface.

Emma

Mollymalone

Mollymalone Report 9 Sep 2013 18:34

Emma,

I had terrible cramp in my legs always when in bed at night. I went on google some time ago and it was suggested that Dates which have potassium in them might help.
I eat a few each day and have done for about 8 months they seem to have done the trick. I'm afraid bananas had no effect at all.

Kind regards
Maureen

wisechild

wisechild Report 9 Sep 2013 18:40

We are 4 friends all in our mid 60s, the Golden Girls of Menorca & we all suffer from cramp in our legs & feet, no matter what remedies we try.
We have reluctantly come to the conclusion it´s an age thing (although of course, we are far to young for it to apply to us. ;-)

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 18:56

Maureen I love dates but have not eaten them
in ages, will give it a go. By the time I try all
these things out I'll need a bank loan. :-D

Wisechild you are all young things and you did
make me laugh out loud. :-D :-D