My pain is so excrutiating ... BOTH inner thighs in the middle of the night ... I jump out of bed. My doctor recommended magnesium and it works WONDERS! I would try taking a couple of magnesium vitamin pills before going to bed. I also take a potassium vitamin plus eat bananas. When I do this on a regular basis, I don't have the cramps. But if I neglect this for a few weeks, my magnesium and potassium reserves run low and they start again.
I also have something called cramps911 (I am now using the CVS generic) which is a homeopathic pill which helps subside the cramping within a few minutes, otherwise they can last over 15-20 minutes. It is easier to just make sure I am getting enough magnesium and potassium since I drink a lot of water and can dilute my reserves.
This discussion is related to Severe Thigh Cramps which originated on the Ovarian Cancer Community
Margypops sorry for the delayed response, if you take it at night you won't feel nauseated that seems to help. I am not sure so perhaps you can advise I thought Magnesium was fat soluble and not water soluble --- would be interested to see if this helps you breath in the long run keep us posted
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