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charlie horses

Why is it that when pregnant you get more charlie horses that hurt ten times worse then when your not Pregnant? And how the heck do I get rid of it cause I burst into tears now everytime I get them.
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LOL!!! I know that pain.
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It really *****. I don't know what exactly to do. And I work tomorrow. And now it feels like my whole leg is cramped
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Potassium always help an water, eat a banana,  with muscle spasmI'm 38 weeks
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BANANAS!!!! Have one each night before bed!!
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What they all said. For instant relief put your foot on something cold. I keep a big glass water jug we keep our change in next to my bed. When the pain hits I put the arch of my foot on it. I don't know why,but. it works.
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A lot of non-pregnant people get a Charlie horse because they are dehydrated. Try to get more water in you. And one thing I do when I have a Charlie horse is when I feel it coming on I stretch through it then massage the heck out of it. Good luck
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I get really bad charlie horses, even before I was pregnant. Have your husband/boyfriend to massage it out, its gonna hurt really bad, but you wont have it anymore. Mine hurt so bad to where I have to move my legs on the bad because its like they itch to move. I tell my bf to massage it away, it hurts, but my legs feel soo much better afterwards. Eat bananas, drink alot of water & baked potatoes with the skin on them is GREAT for legs!
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I only got them when I was dehydrated. Otherwise I could stretch and move my legs to my hearts desire! Keep yourself hydrated.
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Thank you for the help. And actually answering me.I really appreciate it
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