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#1 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:43 AM

So I wake up in the middle of the night with horrendous leg cramps! How long does it take for these to go away after going Gluten free? I can barely get up and stand when these come on! Talk pain!! 


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:49 AM

You are assuming they are related to eating gluten. Might not be. Here are some common causes of nighttime leg cramps:


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:08 AM

I had leg cramps related to a nerve injury from a few years previous to my diagnosis. they stopped after about 2 months gluten-free. Before that I was taking a homeopathic remedy, cuprum metallicum (sp?), that lessened the intensity and frequency.

 

I hope going gluten-free takes care of the problem for you. I know how maddening cramps can be. I remember waking up and beating on my leg trying to get it to relax, not knowing whether to laugh or cry... maddening.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:58 PM

I had some leg cramping going on.  On a scale of 1-10 it was probably at most a 4.  Enough to notice but not enough to stop me in my tracks.  Stay hydrated with water and make sure your potassium intake is adequate.  If you're a kidney or heart patient, be sure to talk to your doc about your potassium before making major changes to your diet.

 

Remember, as a celiac, we need plenty of water!


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:09 PM

Potassium deficiency is what I had when I had leg cramps. Started a potassium supplement. My Godmother got them for years and resently found it was due to artificial sweeteners and Aspartme in her flavored drinks....
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

Magnesium deficiency can cause cramps as well, when we switched my eldest to calcium plus magnesium her cramps went
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:25 AM

I take potassium supplement, also I don't use Aspartame , or artificial sweetners. I am assuming from Gluten... Hoo humm ohh well something I gotta live with maby!! Man do they hurt!!! 


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

Most people do not realize that leg cramps can be a symptom of thyroid diseases ... Have you had your thyroid checked?


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:21 AM

Yes I have had my thyroid checked! My Dr. Checked everything when I wanted to be checked for Celiac. I had horrendous cramps last night again! Maby they are lessening a bit? I don't know! But I have been walking maby that is causing?But I was getting them before I was walking.  on a scale of 1-10 It is like a 15. I can barely get up! I cannot straighten out my foot! For a few! Seems like forever when your woke up in the middle of the night with them! Then finally it starts to subside. I can still feel the spot where it was right now!! Whew!! 


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:53 AM

Yes I have had my thyroid checked! My Dr. Checked everything when I wanted to be checked for Celiac. I had horrendous cramps last night again! Maby they are lessening a bit? I don't know! But I have been walking maby that is causing?But I was getting them before I was walking.  on a scale of 1-10 It is like a 15. I can barely get up! I cannot straighten out my foot! For a few! Seems like forever when your woke up in the middle of the night with them! Then finally it starts to subside. I can still feel the spot where it was right now!! Whew!! 

I have to supplement Magnesium, and occ potassium....you need to be very careful with the potassium.  Are you taking a calcium supplement? Vitamin D?


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:45 AM

If and when I use potassium supplements, my chiro keeps close tabs on my blood pressure.  It can go too low and be very dangerous.  I had some leg cramps for several nights during the transition to gluten free.  I don't know why.  Anyway, I usually try to flex my foot (very difficult)., but  that releases the muscle.  I got so that I could feel it coming on and flex before it tightened too much. I haven't had cramps for months now.  Hopefully, yours will pass soon too.

 

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:44 AM

Blood sugar problems can cause leg cramps also.

 

If you are concerned about low potassium you can try Morton Lite Salt.  It has potassium in it.

 

I used to get leg cramps but haven't had them in a few years.  I can't say I know why they stopped.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

OMG I think the cramps got worse!! ughhh! Calcium , Potassium, I am just gunna get over it ... live with it I guess! 


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