For a few years now I have had a problem with my calves cramping up when I am tired. If I am sitting for a while usually at night, either on a couch or laying on a couch, my calves cramp up very badly. I have to keep moving my legs in order for the pain to subside minimally. I try walking around, but as soon as I sit down, they cramp up again. It is not as painful as a charlie horse, but bad enough to cause restlesness. The only way I can fix this is to go to sleep and as funny as it seems, in bed.
I used to work in retail and was on my feet for 10-12 hours a day, but since december I took a new job with some traveling and mainly computer work. Though the pain has not stopped. My diet is not very good, mainly fast food, with good dinners a few times a week. I drink alot of water, not too much soda unless with a meal. It just only happens when I am tired.
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replied May 4th, 2004
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I have heard that reoccuring cramps are caused by a lack of potassium in your body. The easiest way to remedy that is to eat bananas. Other than that the only other thing I could think of is maybe you possibly have a version of restless leg syndrome. Do an internet search for "restless leg syndrome" and see if any of it sounds familiar. Good luck - hope you can find some answers Smile
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replied May 4th, 2004
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You also may want to take a multi-vitamin with your daily calcium and potassium.
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