Foot Cramps

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Michael B.'s Comment
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Anyone suffer from foot cramps when you lay down to sleep? I have tried everything I can think of, supplements, potassium, bananas, stretching my legs and feet both while driving and after, walking, hydration and cursing. I really expected cursing to help but noooo. Seems like one to two nights/days a week I will get foot cramps when I lay down for sleep. I never get them till I lay down. I can get them to stop after 5 or 10 minutes by keeping my feet completely still in certain positions but if you know of something I haven't tried please...PLEASE share!!!!

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Have you tried magnesium supplements? Not sure of the increments/mg/dosage anymore; but I took it religiously for my cramps/charlie horses etc back when my kids were young.

Pretty sure somebody posted about it here somewhere.. maybe @marc lee ?

look into it....google it. It sure helped ME back in the day.

Drive safe, feel better.

PackRat's Comment
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I’ve been taking a 400 mg magnesium tablet each day for years and haven’t had any muscle cramps since I began.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Also make sure you are drinking enough water. Cramps are a symptom of dehydration

Michael B.'s Comment
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Will definitely try the magnesium. Thanks

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Water is what stands out to me that you didnt list you had tried. Get water, not electrolyte drinks only. If you aren't sweating alot water is best.

Army 's Comment
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Water is what stands out to me that you didnt list you had tried. Get water, not electrolyte drinks only. If you aren't sweating alot water is best.

I am no fitness goddess, but you need a balance of electrolytes and water.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Water - you should be drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces. So if you're 200 lbs - 100 ounces a day.

There are a zillion "diet plans" out there - and for every 6 people that sing their glories, there are another 6 that will tell you how unhealthy they are.

I did Medi-Fast a few years ago - religiously - and dropped 130lbs in 7 months.

Keeping weight off is about changing your lifestyle. If you go back to eating the way you did to GAIN the weight - you will GAIN IT BACK.

For me - I prefer plans that supply the food (usually meal replacement type plans), as it makes them 100X easier to not stray.

This can be difficult on a truck, because you have to be able to get your meals shipped somewhere you can pick up on a consistent basis.

I'm currently doing IsaGenix and dropped 75 lbs since September.

It's tough to eat healthy on the road - but it can be done...

Rick

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I've read that many pro-athletes hydrate with plenty of water and drink dill pickle juice for the electrolytes. But I think the previous suggestions of magnesium supplements will also help as all three of the above have helped me.

And if your panty hose is too small, that can also contribute to foot and toe cramps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael B.'s Comment
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I've read that many pro-athletes hydrate with plenty of water and drink dill pickle juice for the electrolytes. But I think the previous suggestions of magnesium supplements will also help as all three of the above have helped me.

And if your panty hose is too small, that can also contribute to foot and toe cramps.

Panty hose......hmmmmmm, a lot of truck drivers wear panty hose do they? Lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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