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  1. #21
    Somebody Guest

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    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> I think Cheri means salt substitute, like Morton's salt substitute
    >> (potassium chloride
    >>
    >> I tried it on food and it was far saltier than regular table salt. A
    >> glass would taste terrible! Plus ill advised. Since your cramps are
    >> localized in the ankles you wouldn't want to possibly poison yourself
    >> with the stuff.
    >>
    >> There's got to be a different cause. Are you cutting off circulation with
    >> your feet up on the recliner's footrest?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    > It's very good for leg cramps. Poison yourself indeed!
    >
    > Cheri




    now I have to unblock Andy too? grrr... I was trying to go on a diet.



  2. #22
    Somebody Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My Endo. said if you are lacking in potassium, you are generally lacking
    > in other things as well. Checking for a deficiency can be done via a
    > blood test.


    I had a very full physical for the bus job (2 months ago). They didn't find
    any problems... which kinda confused me. Just how thorough was the
    physical? I was there almost 2 hours... At the end the PA, told me to drop
    my pants. (They still do that?) She grabbed lefty and then righty
    (gently).. It happened so fast I didn't have time to get aroused... Thank
    God!






  3. #23
    Somebody Guest

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    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >
    > IMHO, bananas are the best way to provide potassium.
    > Sports drinks are maybe 2nd best way.
    >
    > G.



    I agree with this post.



  4. #24
    Somebody Guest

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    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..

    > My favorite "end of the race" offering though was the free beer. heheheh



    free sex would be a better incentive... But I'd probably crash before
    finishing.



  5. #25
    John John Guest

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    On Sun, 7 Oct 2012 08:18:47 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:k4rh3v$5qm$[email protected]..
    >
    >> My Endo. said if you are lacking in potassium, you are generally lacking
    >> in other things as well. Checking for a deficiency can be done via a
    >> blood test.

    >
    >I had a very full physical for the bus job (2 months ago). They didn't find
    >any problems... which kinda confused me. Just how thorough was the
    >physical? I was there almost 2 hours... At the end the PA, told me to drop
    >my pants. (They still do that?) She grabbed lefty and then righty
    >(gently).. It happened so fast I didn't have time to get aroused... Thank
    >God!


    Makes you wonder what she had to go through to get her job.

    --
    John

  6. #26
    Steve Pope Guest

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    Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Overdosing on potassium chloride is well known. Fatalities
    >have been documented.


    Indeed, Kervorkian ("Doctor Death") would use
    a final infusion of potassium chloride to induce heart
    failure in his assisted suicide patients.

    This is because even extremely large doses of barbituates
    and opiates (which were the first steps of his "death device")
    might sometime fail to kill you.

    Steve

  7. #27
    Nicole Massey Guest

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    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Andy wrote:
    >>
    >> Look at the potassium in a daily multivitamin. The unit
    >> measure falls way, way short of the %RDA, probably for good
    >> reason.

    >
    > IMHO, bananas are the best way to provide potassium.
    > Sports drinks are maybe 2nd best way.


    I have kidney damage that requires that I limit potassium intake, so I have
    a lot of experience with what does and doesn't have high amounts of
    potassium.
    The standard measurement for it is half a bananna in non-medical chemistry
    circles, where the milligram is the measure.
    That half a banana represents eight strawberries. five of them equals the
    potassium in one cup of pinto beans. That gives a measure of the difference.
    Your best sources of potassium are beans, nuts, salmon, and citrus fruit --
    the big four for potassium are salmon, almonds, orange juice and lima beans.
    In a USDA/canadian food administration book I got for fruits and vegetables
    everything is listed in milligrams except for the lima beans -- 4.3 GRAMS of
    potassium per serving.
    How do you know if you have too much? The first symptom of potassium
    overload is soreness all over the body. Just touching the skin anywhere
    hurts. At that point you should discontinue potassium intake, as higher
    levels will stop the heart. After my kidney damage eating half a cantaloupe
    brought me to the all over soreness point. I also have to avoid broccoli,
    cauliflower, all citrus except for lemons, all beans and peas except for
    black eyed, green, snow, and sugar snap peas, all beans except for green
    beans, all nuts except in serious moderation, and potatoes unless I soak
    them overnight or boil them twice.
    Potassium is a fundamental part of nerve function -- a sodium/potassium
    exchange is vital for transmitting nerve impulses.
    Just a bit on potassium.



  8. #28
    George Guest

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    On 10/7/2012 2:18 AM, Cheri wrote:
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >> "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> "John John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> What is 1/4 teaspoon of water with no salt stirred in
    >>>> going to do?
    >>>
    >>> perhaps she means I need to hydrate?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I think Cheri means salt substitute, like Morton's salt substitute
    >> (potassium chloride
    >>
    >> I tried it on food and it was far saltier than regular table salt. A
    >> glass would taste terrible! Plus ill advised. Since your cramps are
    >> localized in the ankles you wouldn't want to possibly poison yourself
    >> with the stuff.
    >>
    >> There's got to be a different cause. Are you cutting off circulation
    >> with your feet up on the recliner's footrest?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    > It's very good for leg cramps. Poison yourself indeed!
    >
    > Cheri


    Magnesium (deficiency of) is the electrolyte that is usually involved
    with muscle cramping.

    My doc suggests the supplement use promoted by the Mayo clinic. One of
    those is magnesium (commonly found as calcium-magnesium-zinc tabs).

  9. #29
    Somebody Guest

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    "John John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sun, 7 Oct 2012 08:18:47 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>"Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:k4rh3v$5qm$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> My Endo. said if you are lacking in potassium, you are generally lacking
    >>> in other things as well. Checking for a deficiency can be done via a
    >>> blood test.

    >>
    >>I had a very full physical for the bus job (2 months ago). They didn't
    >>find
    >>any problems... which kinda confused me. Just how thorough was the
    >>physical? I was there almost 2 hours... At the end the PA, told me to
    >>drop
    >>my pants. (They still do that?) She grabbed lefty and then righty
    >>(gently).. It happened so fast I didn't have time to get aroused...
    >>Thank
    >>God!

    >
    > Makes you wonder what she had to go through to get her job.


    lol

    it happened so fast... I was like wft is she doing... oh, grabbing my
    balls, and asking me to cough.

    I thought: my ex never grabbed them like that! If she had, maybe we'd
    still be married. (The PA was very gentle. Guess she been around the ball
    park a few times.)



  10. #30
    Jean B. Guest

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    Gary wrote:
    > Andy wrote:
    >> Look at the potassium in a daily multivitamin. The unit
    >> measure falls way, way short of the %RDA, probably for good
    >> reason.

    >
    > IMHO, bananas are the best way to provide potassium.
    > Sports drinks are maybe 2nd best way.
    >
    > G.


    Yabbut, for those who control carbs, bananas are pretty carby.

    --

  11. #31
    Nicole Massey Guest

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    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Gary wrote:
    >> Andy wrote:
    >>> Look at the potassium in a daily multivitamin. The unit
    >>> measure falls way, way short of the %RDA, probably for good
    >>> reason.

    >>
    >> IMHO, bananas are the best way to provide potassium.
    >> Sports drinks are maybe 2nd best way.
    >>
    >> G.

    >
    > Yabbut, for those who control carbs, bananas are pretty carby.


    Bananas are overrated when it comes to potassium. Nuts are better, as is
    salmon and most beans. Broccoli is also a good source of it, too, and for
    that fast hit, nothing beats orange juice.



  12. #32
    dsi1 Guest

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    On 10/6/2012 3:17 PM, Somebody wrote:
    > I knew it would be a problem, getting out of the recliner. You have to
    > really force it with your legs. And when I've overly exercised, I cramp up
    > in the ankle.. And it is a pain like I've never felt... Sure enough.
    > Started to cramp when I tried to get out.... banana usually helps and I
    > tried eat part of one earlier. But I only had one, and it was going bad...
    > At least it didn't go into a full cramp. It literally feels like the muscle
    > has twisted itself around itself like a Moebius strip.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO3Kly8Gssg
    >
    >


    I'll take some Tums for cramps. I have to be careful about eating
    bananas because they can trigger leg cramps. I understand that potassium
    should alleviate cramping but my body has other ideas.

  13. #33
    Ema Nymton Guest

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    On 10/7/2012 1:42 PM, dsi1 wrote:

    > I'll take some Tums for cramps. I have to be careful about eating
    > bananas because they can trigger leg cramps. I understand that potassium
    > should alleviate cramping but my body has other ideas.



    My problem, was a shortage of vitamin D. I began taking 50K per day and
    the cramps went away almost immediately. I was eating 2-3 bananas per
    day for weeks and weeks, and it did not stop the leg cramps, so I had
    lab work done.

    Becca

  14. #34
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    Ema Nymton wrote:
    >
    >My problem, was a shortage of vitamin D. I began taking 50K per day and
    >the cramps went away almost immediately. I was eating 2-3 bananas per
    >day for weeks and weeks, and it did not stop the leg cramps, so I had
    >lab work done.
    >
    >Becca


    Where have you been? You asked about if the leaves were turning here
    so I posted some pictures but it seems you never saw them even though
    I titled the post "Ping Becca".

  15. #35
    Somebody Guest

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    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Yabbut, for those who control carbs, bananas are pretty carby.
    >
    > --


    I only break off about an inch at a time... then refrigerate... well,
    fridgerate. After the second time, re-fridgerate.



  16. #36
    Somebody Guest

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    "Nicole Massey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Bananas are overrated when it comes to potassium. Nuts are better, as is
    > salmon and most beans. Broccoli is also a good source of it, too, and for
    > that fast hit, nothing beats orange juice.


    I think my OJ has gone bad. Had over a week... They say it ferments. I
    should throw it away.

    Pshaw on dissing nanners! I know for me, they make a difference.



  17. #37
    Somebody Guest

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    "dsi1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I'll take some Tums for cramps. I have to be careful about eating bananas
    > because they can trigger leg cramps. I understand that potassium should
    > alleviate cramping but my body has other ideas.



    are you made out of anti-matter?



  18. #38
    Somebody Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
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    > Where have you been? You asked about if the leaves were turning here
    > so I posted some pictures but it seems you never saw them even though
    > I titled the post "Ping Becca".



    maybe she didn't want to be pinged by you?



  19. #39
    Jerry Avins Guest

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    On Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:17:15 PM UTC-4, Somebody wrote:
    > I knew it would be a problem, getting out of the recliner. You have to
    >
    > really force it with your legs. And when I've overly exercised, I cramp up
    >
    > in the ankle.. And it is a pain like I've never felt... Sure enough.
    >
    > Started to cramp when I tried to get out.... banana usually helps and I
    >
    > tried eat part of one earlier. But I only had one, and it was going bad....
    >
    > At least it didn't go into a full cramp. It literally feels like the muscle
    >
    > has twisted itself around itself like a Moebius strip.
    >
    >
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO3Kly8Gssg


    The active ingredient is most likely potassium. Bananas are an excellent source ans a lack od potassium is a common reason for leg and other muscle cramps. You might want to keep some potassium tablets on hand, but check with your doctor before going overboard. Hyperkalemia can damage kidneys.

    I have a problem with magnesium deficiency, which also leads to cramps. It's caused by a genetic anomaly andc easily managed.

    Jerry

  20. #40
    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Sun, 7 Oct 2012 16:51:46 -0700 (PDT), Jerry Avins <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    ....
    >The active ingredient is most likely potassium. Bananas are an excellent source ans a lack od potassium is a common reason for leg and other muscle cramps. You might want to keep some potassium tablets on hand, but check with your doctor before going overboard. Hyperkalemia can damage kidneys.
    >
    >I have a problem with magnesium deficiency, which also leads to cramps. It's caused by a genetic anomaly andc easily managed.
    >
    >Jerry


    Hypo or hyperkalemia mostly affects your heart rhythms, and both can
    be fatal.

    John Kuthe...

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