Cramps While Sleeping
Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:42 PM
Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:22 AM
Living in the beautiful Ozark mountains in Arkansas
positive blood tests and later, positive biopsy
diagnosed 8/5/02, gluten-free (after lots of mistakes!) since that day
Dairy free since July 2010 and NOT happy about it!!
Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:40 AM
"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein
"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"
"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson
Caffeine free 1973
Lactose free 1990
(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's
Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004
Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007
Soy free March 2008
Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009
Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:14 PM
Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:26 PM
Researching the cramps brought up possible digestion and absorption problems, which made me want to get answers for why I had had terrible stomach and bowel issues since giving birth (I had been told it was adhesions (scar tissue) from the cesarean, but that wouldn't explain the absorption problems that caused the cramps).
Still, it wasn't until I had a DNA test (random unrelated thing offered through my work) that I came up as 80% more likely than the average person to have celiac disease. At first, I ignored it because I had no idea what it was. A year after the test, I had some time on my hands and was going through it, and that's when the light bulb went off.
Anyway, several months after going gluten-free the cramps went away, and they only return when I'm weak or careless about what I eat (which is happening less and less).
Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:28 PM
My husband says I often wake up screaming in pain and all while complaining of cramps in my legs. When they are really bad my calves are sore the next day. It comes on so suddenly at night. I wonder if this is because we are so still. From what I have read this is a possible symptom of celiac. It definitely makes sense to me and my resent diagnosis.
Before I was diagnosed I used to ask my Doctor about my leg cramping. She suggested drinking enough water throughout the day, and light stretching before bed-time. This has actually really helped my cramps. I am sure in the next year with my new gluten free diet I will feel so much better. Wish you luck and hope this has helped
Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:56 PM
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