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Remedy for Night Leg Cramps?

I suffer form night leg cramps. I have kidney disease which prevents taking potassium or magnesium. I need suggestions please.

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

Try tonic water with quinine. Helps my husband every time.

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

Tonic water with quinine will help but so will eating a banana. If you eat the every other day or so you shouldn't have them anymore.

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

The answer is quinine or a product with with a good percent of quinine in it. The dose is ONE capsule or tablet in any 24 hour period only! More than one and you will get dizzy and/or get a ringing in your ears.

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I know this first hand. Yes, it is bitter but it does work! You may want to take it with a glass of water.

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June 24, 20130 found this helpful

I know this sounds crazy, but try putting a small bar of soap between the mattress and bottom sheet. It actually helps!

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June 30, 20130 found this helpful

I have found moist heat is very helpful in relieving cramps. I either take a hot shower or use a moist heating pad. If you make a home made heating pad with long grain rice, it makes an excellent moist heating pad.

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Hope this is helpful,
Ann

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November 20, 20130 found this helpful

I suffered from severe leg cramps so bad that my legs would bruise. I found this solution to be skeptical until I tried it. Put a bar of Ivory soap down in your socks. I broke a bar in half for each leg. I could at first feel like one was coming on then it abruptly stopped. I swear by this. I have not had a cramp since. The soap has to be white and simple. Thats why I chose the Ivory soap. I found this on the internet. Try it even if you might be skeptical. What have you got to loose (except leg cramps). Hope this helps. Worked for me.

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March 28, 20160 found this helpful

Tonic water with Quinine. Doesn't taste great but drink at least a half a mug full every evening.

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April 16, 20160 found this helpful

I agree, tonic water is a life saver

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