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What is the best way to get rid of bad leg cramps, as fast as possible.

My better half gets them sometimes in the middle of the night and i feel so helpless and he is in so much pain if you any fast acting home remedies that would be a blessing. thanks everybody.

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Well, while the cramp is happening, if it is in the calf, straighten the leg out and pull the toes up so the foot is 90 degree angle from the leg. Also have him talk to his doctor about getting his potassium levels checked, low potassium levels can cause muscle cramps.

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Thank you SherryA if he wakes up again tonight I will try an see if it will help. Thank you for your input.
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Pickle juice, no kidding!

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It might work but I think it might be hard convincing him to drink pickle juice but it's worth a try when people are in pain they will usually try just about anything. Thank you, abbeymylo :-)
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Ask your doctor for a prescription for quinine sulfate. For me it usually stops one of this type of cramps within 2 or 3 minutes.

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That would be a long term solution but I was looking for a right now immediate kind of solution he's having extreme cramping as we speak but thank you for your input I at least have a question to inquire about when I can drag this big baby to the doctors. Thanks again for your quick response. Good night Macbob1240 :-)
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Take Tylenol 650 mg. at the time of cramps. take 1000 mg of calcium tablet per day. Take one multivitamin tablet with minerals daily.

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Get a hot massage or oil massage.it really effects and relieves ur pain.

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Thank you for both inputs when you say massage it i tried but it seemed too make it worse. Is there a certain way to massage it? In circles, up an down? Hard or soft pressure? I seemed to make it worse I feel so helpless when he is in so much pain. Thank you for your input Akanksha. :'(
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pressure depends upon the pain either softly or hardly.if the pain is too much i think u should consult to ur doctor.good luck! get well soon to the one who is suffering from pain!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bananas have potassium. Eat one a day. They sure help me alleviate and lessen the severity of my leg cramps.

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Thank u Muttlin for your advice quick question, have you eaten a banana during an onset of a cramp and have it help immediatly or is this a everyday thing to avoid future cramping? Thank you for your input. :-)
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Sorry for not responding sooner! I eat a banana a day as a preventative measure. Typically, my cramps would be over before I could get to a banana.
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