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Elizabeth2469049 Report 9 Sep 2013 19:37

doc just said fruit- I have had a couple of satsumas & something else like a banana or a kiwi - a useful chunk of your five-a-day!


GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Sep 2013 19:45

Thank you Elizabeth with :-)



Sharron Report 9 Sep 2013 22:33

This is not a remedy but, keep some salt by you and, when you get cramp, you tip some in your palm and lick it off.

The cramp will be gone before the salt.

I think it is because the taste of the salt distracts you enough for you to let go of the muscle.

It really does work.


Florence61 Report 9 Sep 2013 22:41

Hi peeps. I have suffered with cramp in both my calves for years. When i am in bed, if i stretch and point my toes, then Ive had it. The muscle locks solid and i cry with pain.

After it eventually unlocks itself, the calf is tender for 2 days and quite often i will have to walk on tip toes as i cant put my whole foot flat down.

My Grandma always reccomended bitter lemon as this had quinnine and of course banana but for me they dont help.

I just try to sleep with both legs bent or as someone else suggested, my right leg hanging out of bed loosely.

My doctor said once it was lack of salt!

I guess it's just one of those things we can't really cure but wish we could!!

In the hebrides.

One night when I was 7 months pregnant, i got cramp so bad, the moans i made woke up my hubby who thought i was in labour lol. When i said it was cramp, he said "oh is that all" :-)


michael2 Report 9 Sep 2013 22:49

the doctor gave me quinine tabs the do work up to a point only get it now and again.


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Sep 2013 10:34

Thanks everyone for contributing to my thread.

I hope that some advice given by you can help others.

Emma :-)


kandj Report 11 Sep 2013 00:19

Just heard today that common salt can put a stop to night cramp and Sharron has beaten me to it. Prepared to give it a try and anything else that would put an end to the excruciating pain that muscle cramp causes. It isn't just through the early hours but lasts with aching thigh/leg muscles for a couple of day afterwards.

I hope your painful condition improves with the different remedies on here Emma.


Sharron Report 11 Sep 2013 01:09

I don't think it stops it happening but it does undo it when you have it.


badger Report 11 Sep 2013 08:59

I use Quinine tablets too ,but i only take one if i get bad cramp ,i don't think you are supposed to take a tablet daily,but either way they are very effective ,i have no side effects ,even with heart problems and diabetes .Fred. :-)


michael2 Report 11 Sep 2013 11:23

fred you should take quinine daily that way the are in your system, I don't have probs with them.


GoldenGirl1 Report 11 Sep 2013 11:41

Just back from shopping and have stocked up on several
items to try them out, not all at once mind. :-D



wisechild Report 11 Sep 2013 13:15

Think I stumbled across a remedy last night.
We 4 "girls" in Menorca, plus a Menorquine friend went out for a curry.......a new innovation where we live. ;-)
We spent 3 hours laughing hysterically & exchanging insults, mostly about our age-related shortcomings & the only alcohol consumed was the youngest who had half a pint of shandy. Honestly!!
Not one of us had cramp last night.
Don´t know if it was the curry or the hysteria that did it, but will be trying it again. ;-) ;-)


GoldenGirl1 Report 11 Sep 2013 13:19

Keep the curry, hysteria I can do. :-D ;-)


LadyScozz Report 16 Sep 2013 04:35

I get a daily email from an Aussie Seniors' site. Today they have an article about cramps ~