The ''Charlie Horse''

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    but soda will do me in, even just a small amount.
    Maybe time I quit so much Pepsi
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    Funny I found this post today. I woke up this morning with one in my calf that was so bad I now have a bruise. I still relativly young but I did go and get a banana from the kitchen. Potassium and Sodium play a very symbiotic role in muscle contractions and if you get one of them out of balance, the muscles have a hard time releasing.

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    One of the more common reasons for muscle cramps is a low potassium level. You're getting older, so it becomes more of a concern.

    Bananas, orange juice, potassium salt substitute, and if necessary, OTC/prescription potassium supplements are in order.
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    You are definitely not alone. I get them mostly in calf and biceps. Usually a banana or orange juice help keep them away, if I remember to eat or drink them regularly.

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    cramps

    Well I went to the doctors yesterday and along with a general check on my againg body I asked about the cramps I have been getting in my calf and feet. He prescribed Quinine Sulfate (A mylaria drug) to help. He also suggested a banana 2 or 3 times a week and a small can of V-8 juice a few times a week for thier potassium. Don't want to be or like being on another medicine so will try the fruit and juice route after the first bottle of Quinine is gone.
    Will let you all know how all this works.
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    More I think on this the more I reckon I must take same route - has to be a potassium link (I oughta know, with my old, if rusty, med background!).

    I am aware tho that just age itself does seem to predispose toward this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    More I think on this the more I reckon I must take same route - has to be a potassium link (I oughta know, with my old, if rusty, med background!).

    I am aware tho that just age itself does seem to predispose toward this problem.
    I thought I had my bases covered, cuz I take this big multi vitamin w minerals!
    I finally looked real close at the label and while it has potassium in it, it is less then 1% of the daily recommended dosage.
    Got to read them labels. I'd rather eat a banana, it 's more filling the a pill.
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    Don't waste money on potassium pills. They only have 99 mg. A banana or glass of OJ has 400mg and a glass of low sodium V-8 has 800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLM
    Don't waste money on potassium pills. They only have 99 mg. A banana or glass of OJ has 400mg and a glass of low sodium V-8 has 800.
    FLM,
    Thanks for the info, banana and OJ, have too much sugar for me, right now so V-8 it is.
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    To be careful about where you stand as to blood, see your doctor and get a fasting blood test. I have health issues so I get about 1 to 3 blood tests a month and keep a copy of results. As an example some folks have complained about their calf muscle hurting and each person will of course have a different reason why their muscle hurts. one size does not fit all kind of deal. In my case sometimes it indicates water is being accomulated in slight amounts. In my case water accumulates because protien is low, your body may not be generating enough to satisfy taking the water away from your feet, legs, arms etc.
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