Jump to content
  • Sign Up
0
velveeta

Drinking Alcohol Leg Cramps

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

So, one of my biggest symptoms has always been severe calf/shin cramps. I try to abstain from drinking 100% but when I do have half to full glass of vino, I get the cramps again. Experiences?

Anyone able to drink vino occasionally? I would like to pose as somewhat normal every once in a while! LOL!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get leg cramps if I do anything to upset my electrolyte balance (too much coffee, alcohol, etc). You could try having some sugary drink (ginger ale, 7-up, gatorade) before the wine and see if it makes a difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You know, I had something like that, too. Ultimately, I think it was related to a candida issue. Do you think that you could have candida? I know a lot of people, including myself, who have had celiac and candida. One way to tell is to take a few molybdenum tablets with your wine.

Molybdenum is a very inexpensive mineral. Alcohol breaks down into an aldehyde (the poisonous aspect of alcohol) and acetate. Candida's by-product is also aldehyde. Molybdenum breaks down aldehyde (so it is a great hangover remedy, lol). So if you have a candida issue, drinking even a small amount of alcohol can cause stiff muscles, etc.

I would get a bottle from the health food store, and take three tabs with one glass of wine and see if the problem is adverted. If so, think about working on abating candida. It causes so many systemic problems if it is indeed an issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! Thanks for the great replies. Y'all are so knowledgeable. I could have candida issues. Our family is sugar free and mostly grain free (occasional rice or corn). Also I keep things pretty low carb with the exception of beans, which are quite high in molybdenum! So that's great.

May I ask if you have a book you recommend that discusses nutritional items like the molybdenum as you mention -- that is intriguing! And I love to read.

Thanks again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0

×