Muscle Cramps

Muscle Cramps

Muscle Cramps Questions

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

Has anyone here ever had bad effects from taking too much B12? (Like 5,000 or 10,000)? I'm now just starting to research the possibility of too much B12 driving down potassium levels, and perhaps causing muscle cramps and twitching. ... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · January 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM

this: http://www.ehow.com/list_6075324_signs-low-b12-low-potassium.html and Treatment of megaloblastic anemia with vitamin B12 and folate, resulting in rapid uptake of cellular potassium. For more Paleo Diet hacks:... (more)

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by 78 · about 2 hours ago

Just curious if anyone has had this reaction. I didn't have the reaction the first few times I drank it, now it seems that it causes leg cramps. Not severe, but they're unpleasant. Any ideas? I mean, obviously the quick n easy would be just... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

It's funny: I never had these problems when I was eating S.A.D. (very little fruits and veggies). Now that I'm doing my best to eat healthy Paleo, I'm having several problems (but I think they are related). I seem to develop progressively worse... (more)

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rick_knowles 0 · June 15, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Interesting stuff regarding oxalates. I had been a gout sufferer for years, went paleo and got off allopurinol, had no gout flares for nearly two years. Tested autoimmune protocol in January and had a gout attack in week 3 (no dark chocolate, nuts... (more)

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by 11254 · about 2 hours ago

So, many of us get weird cramps and we are trying to figure out why. I have been under a lot of stress lately, so I tend to eat less. I noticed one day that my feet felt okay in the evening. I did have some carbs that day, but early, like 10 am,... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 02, 2013 at 2:12 PM

My solution for cramps is bananas. I don't have them every day, but if my muscles start getting jittery I buy a bunch and the muscles get happy. The bananas also seem to help when I need to be active in our Nevada heat.

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

I have noticed a major increase in the incidence of muscle cramping since I started the Paleo diet. Is this a common thing? If so, what can I do to avoid this?

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Zara 0 · February 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM

A very common problem for those who have turned from a "normal" diet into a low-carb diet is hyponatraemia, that means low levels of sodium (table salt), this can give muscle cramps especially when exercising since your electrolytes are off. Try... (more)

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by 3280 · about 2 hours ago

I'm really not sure my problem is electrolyte balance (though for some reason I keep coming back it this hypothesis), and I'm kinda grasping a straws here but: Twice recently, I went from feeling great to severe systemic muscle cramps (calves,... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · February 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Hi CaveMan_Mike, I've battled with cramping, too. I can't speak to your question on Kale, but I can share what's killed my cramping problem. I've found three things to be helpful on this front: taking a daily magnesium supplement, eating quality... (more)

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by 2799 · about 2 hours ago

Years ago I'd get cramps, mostly hamstring, in the gym. I cranked my electrolytes way up and have kept them there since them and haven't had any issues except... Lately, once a week or so I'll have a high carb meal. I'm mostly VLC and can stay... (more)

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

Stats: 31, 262 lbs, female Been paleo since end of July, when I first started, I couldn't get enough greens. Like kale, mustard greens and turnip greens and the like. Even before then I loved them. Suddenly I can't eat them without wanting to... (more)

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elf27 0 · November 07, 2012 at 1:45 PM

maybe it's the oxalates in them? whfoods.com/??? Does this describe you: blog.sethroberts.net/2012/08/05/??? The gist: Many vegetables contain a lot of oxalate, which acts as a pesticide. A woman had been having problems, cut out oxalate... (more)

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by 166 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all! Since four weeks I am suffering from muscle cramps all over my body, very slow recovery from sports (while on 100 - 150 gr. protein /day, high vit d. and zinc) 6 days later still soreness (!), tired, low energy, sleeping on daytime etc.... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Have you tried topical magnesium on top of your oral supplementation? I'm currently doing some n=1 on the subject, as I had read (can't think of link offhand) that oral magnesium is poorly absorbed so I was giving topical a shot in addition to... (more)

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by 1876 · about 3 hours ago

I've been paleo/whole30 compliant since the first week of May of this year. Can anyone tell me why my period has been longer, heavier flow, worse cramps, severe breakouts, worse bloating, worse headaches - basically every common menstrual side... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · June 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM

I will say that for me I got a ton of relief from cramps, etc., by taking zinc and magnesium supplements. I only take the zinc a few days before and through the duration of my period. Magnesium I take daily. I also cut back on caffeine during my... (more)

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by 3280 · about 3 hours ago

I'm teetering on the brink of either a deficiency of something, or a reaction to something. The symptom is cramping (foot, calves, hands) and muscle discomfort. Initially, when it was just a problem in my right foot, I saw a podiatrist who... (more)

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Briana 0 · May 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I have been experiencing similar symptoms with my calves. I went to an ND after my self-treating failed. I recommend that you do the same because sometimes tests have to be done to find out underlying issues. I have Adrenal Fatigue and I'm... (more)

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by 3280 · about 3 hours ago

What ingredient in a multi-vitamin is most likely to cause a problem (e.g. brain fog, muscle discomfort/twitch/tendonitis)??? What's the 'safest' brand/product? Despite me home-cooking 95% of my meals, and doing my best to eat a balanced diet,... (more)

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daz 0 · May 03, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Its a long shot; but may be you have an allergy to PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid). I've not seen PABA in a multi before, may be its a US thing? & i see that both the supps you mention include PABA. If you are still looking to use a multi,... (more)

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by 3280 · about 3 hours ago

I don't want to blame new beloved and newly adopted eating style, and I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but: has anyone ever heard of dairy causing Tendonitis (of foot/ankle), muscle stiffness, muscle aches, muscle cramps, joint pain, etc.? (I... (more)

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Cheryl_8 0 · April 27, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Hi, Mike. Yes, I have a really bad issues with tendonitis/muscle pain/joint if I consume dairy (among other issues with dairy - allergies, etc.). Once I went strict Paleo (vs. Primal). It tends to affect my hands, wrists, knees, forearms, etc. ... (more)

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by 3280 · about 3 hours ago

Sometimes I use that pink Himalaya fancy salt. Sometimes I use Redmond RealSalt. I'm not sure if either contains iodine like the good old Morton's Regular Salt. Could low iodine contribute in any way to muscle cramps or muscle twitching? (Just a... (more)

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orust 0 · April 06, 2012 at 6:15 AM

It's worth topping up your iodine intake which can drop on paleo as you exclude (minimally) fortified sources; a little seaweed weekly or regular seafood is enough for a reasonable amount. However iodine isn't important in nerve conduction and... (more)

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by 3280 · about 3 hours ago

I know this is really a dumb question, and probably falls in the category of a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but: If the only carbs one ate was from fruit (fructose), and if fructose makes a 'b-line' directly to the liver to be... (more)

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August 0 · April 04, 2012 at 6:51 PM

No, the liver will put some out into the blood stream. A low and even level, so it won't fill up the muscles really fast, but the muscles will get what they want eventually. Electrolytes, dehydration- these are the likely reasons for muscle... (more)

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by 2437 · about 3 hours ago

The last few months I've been getting really bad leg cramps at night. I mean the kind that don't go away easily and can even occur in the middle of the night and wake me up. What causes this? Only new variables are a new job (but i never got this... (more)

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ambergarrett 0 · March 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

My boyfriend has this problem when he doesn't have enough potassium in his diet, and usually eating a banana after a run helps keep them at bay.

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by 12174 · about 3 hours ago

Throughout my life, whenever I've gotten started suddenly on exercising (as when returning to swimming or soccer seasons in high school, or water polo in college), I've gotten stitches in my ribs (also other pains elsewhere like shinsplints). I... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · October 17, 2011 at 4:18 PM

With playful due respect, focusing on the negative symptoms and side effects that are not part of your exercise experience, seems kinda like "Really having a fantastic time here on Maui but can't help thinking about whether it might start hailing... (more)

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by 1600 · about 3 hours ago

I am really confused by this. I started getting cramps awhile back so I added seaweed, bone broth, cheese (I know I know) and calm magnesium tea almost every night. Everything was fine until tonight. I was bad and ate some coconut ice cream. Yes... (more)

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Olivia 0 · October 11, 2011 at 2:34 PM

You're probably a little dehydrated from the diarrhea, which is causing the cramps. It's pretty common. I doubt it's the sugar. Though it may be due to the fact that you don't seem to be eating much salt. When you have diarrhea it's important to... (more)

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by 3904 · about 3 hours ago

I'm afraid I still haven't perfected my strategy so I end up waking up at 2:00 AM with painful muscle cramps, taking Nu Salt mixed in water and waiting and waiting for the cramps to settle down. I'm getting kind of sick of it though and would like... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · July 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Dr. Michael Eades just addressed this issue on his blog recently: Tips/Tricks for Starting or Restarting Low Carb Pt II It finally occurred to me that my cramping problem might be due to dehydration and that the diet tonic that solved the... (more)

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by 1702 · about 3 hours ago

Ever since I can remember, I've ALWAYS gotten cramps when running, usually on my left side in the middle of my 'stomach' - about where my rib cage ends. Best described as a "side stitch." Then again, I've always been overweight and out of... (more)

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Kel 0 · June 07, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Side stitches are actually cramps in the diaphragm. As others have suggested, try to breath deeply while running aka breath with your belly not your chest. Sounds odd but ideally you should be extending your belly with each breath which pulls down... (more)

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by 1471 · about 3 hours ago

There is a link between them! High quantities of earl gray (the bergamot oil is the culprit) makes it hard for the body to absorb potassium...As soon as I stoped drinking 4 cups of it a day I have noticed that muscles dont feel as tight or... (more)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · April 02, 2011 at 3:47 PM

This is interesting to me because I take HBP meds (enalapril) that can concentrate the level of potassium in the body to dangerous levels. I am not supposed to use the "light salt" (KNa, aka Sylvite) because it's half potassium. I've been... (more)

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by 155 · about 3 hours ago

My husband and I have been following low-carb for a couple of years, and near-Paleo for several months. He has suffered on and off for years with Restless Leg Syndrome. Does anyone know about this and perhaps a vitamin or mineral supplement that... (more)

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Paleo_Approved 0 · May 31, 2010 at 5:15 PM

There is a link between Celiac's Disease and RLS. Most Celiac's have iron deficiencies, and inherent issues with malabsorption. I had RLS for a while, and noticed I could sleep if I had taken an anti-inflammatory pill. It appears that RLS is due... (more)

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by 410 · about 3 hours ago

Does anyone have any info on Low carb/Paleo diet and leg cramps? I've been thinking about this since one Paleo-blogger stated that he gets leg cramps if he goes below 50g or carbs per day. I've been lowish carb for almost a year, but a few... (more)

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merm 0 · March 26, 2010 at 11:48 PM

I had the similar problems (neck and calf cramps) until I started supplementing Magnesium (ZMA) and Potassium. That has cured it and I now have no issues.

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by 145 · October 23, 2014 at 4:07 AM

I have used paleo, exercise, and supplements to fight off bipolar, yeast allergy, and arthritis symptoms. Bipolar episodes are now minor to none and joints have improved. I would like to get some opinions on my supplements to see if there is... (more)

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