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Foot Cramps


jaimek

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Hello! Just wanted to see if anyone else got frequent foot cramps? I have been gluten-free for about a year now and I have realized that I am constantly getting horrible foot cramps. Just wondering if it has anything to do with Celiac. Would love to hear your thoughts/opinions. :D

gluten-free since 2/6/04

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I've been gluten-free for about a year and a half. I started to get cramps in

my feet after starting the diet. I think it may be from not

getting enough calcium. I can't drink milk but I do eat a piece

of cheese from time to time.

I also discovered that I have pre-diabetes and if my blood sugar is

even slightly elevated I will get a cramp in one or both feet.

I'm going to mention it to my family doctor next month. Have you

had your blood sugar checked?

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I have Osteopenia so I take 3 calcium supplements a day and also drink a lot of milk and eat cheese constantly. I am pretty sure that I got tested for Diabetes when I was diagnosed with Celiac and the tests came back negative. I am having another endoscopy tomorrow so I will ask my doctor then. Let me know what your doctor says!

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You might not be getting enough potassium. Of course, your feet also just might need stretching more, too! I get muscle spasms all over my body, feet, legs, and back mainly. The only thing I can do for it is make sure I get enough vitamins and minerals, stretch, and sometimes use muscle relaxers. Doc doesn't know what causes them, so I am pretty much on my own as far as treating them. Talk to your doc, maybe you will get some answers.

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Hi,

Potassium is the most common thought when someone mentions muscle cramps. However, I was eating a banana(lots of postasium) every day, but I was having a lot of cramps, mostly at night, before I was diagnosed with celiac disease. After I started taking magnesium (as part of my mineral supplementation for osteopenia), my muscle cramps went away.

Check out this web site for more info on magnesium...

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/cc/magn.html

Mike

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Was found to have Iron deficient anemia in March 2003, endoscopy confirmed Celiac July 2003. Also, discovered Osteopenia condition July 2003.

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I get them too... strange ones that seem to involve the muscles on the top part of my foot... a place that seems to "thin" to have lots of muscle.

I even tried the bar of soap under my sheet between my feet as I read in the newspaper was helpful to some... haha... did nothing for me!

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