Leg cramps.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Herbal remedy for leg cramps
From: fladung.emf.net (Ed Fladung)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 06:48:06 GMT

>Hi everyone!! I have a terrible problem with the "charley-horse" type leg cramps at night. Was taking Quinine until the FDA pulled it from the shelves. I normally take 1000mg of Calcium, 500 mg of Magnesium, Vitamin E, along with my regular vitamins daily. I am on Estrogen replacement and Thyroid medication. The Quinine was keeping the cramps under control (non in two years) until this morning at 0500. Had to call into work sick as I couldn't put weight on the left leg even after a hot bath.

I had severe leg cramps for a number of years. I found that Potassium eliminated them completely for me. Potassium can be found in bananas, but in my case potassium supplements helped the most. One thing that seems to agrevate my leg cramps is alcohol in excessive amounts. As long as I take the potassium and drink only occasionaly and moderately at that I have no problems.