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  1. #41
    dsi1 Guest

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    On 10/7/2012 11:37 AM, Ema Nymton wrote:
    > 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


    That's kind of unusual, around here anyway. Sounds like you live up North.

  2. #42
    dsi1 Guest

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    On 10/7/2012 1:28 PM, Somebody wrote:
    > "dsi1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k4sifb$b65$[email protected]..
    >
    >> 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?
    >
    >


    Evidently, there's nothing guaranteed with the chemistry of the human
    body. The body deals with percentages not absolutes.

  3. #43
    Somebody Guest

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    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

    ---

    It's only when I over exercise so not long term. Also when I under-exercise
    and stop getting enough.




  4. #44
    gregz Guest

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    "Nicole Massey" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> 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.


    Yes, but bananas are virtually a liquid when it enters your stomach.
    Instant relief too.

    Greg

  5. #45
    gregz Guest

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    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote:
    > 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...


    I tried taking a couple potassium pills, and became edgy and tense. Well,
    they use it to kill living things.

    I'm not supposed to take potassium on diuretic. Been taking magnesium for a
    few years to control heart rhythms, along with extra calcium. I think zinc
    may also be a factor.

    Extra D during the winter has relieved most of my hip problems, but my
    upper arm joints are getting more sensitive. Going to try getting more of
    the other joint remedies.

    Greg

  6. #46
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 10/7/2012 8:39 AM, Nicole Massey wrote:

    > Potassium is a fundamental part of nerve function -- a sodium/potassium
    > exchange is vital for transmitting nerve impulses.
    > Just a bit on potassium.


    That is all very interesting, thank you! Is there a possibility that
    some of the symptoms of too much potassium could show up with a
    potassium deficit? Specifically the sensitivity to touch.




  7. #47
    Somebody Guest

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    "gregz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I tried taking a couple potassium pills, and became edgy and tense. Well,
    > they use it to kill living things.
    >
    > I'm not supposed to take potassium on diuretic. Been taking magnesium for
    > a
    > few years to control heart rhythms, along with extra calcium. I think zinc
    > may also be a factor.
    >
    > Extra D during the winter has relieved most of my hip problems, but my
    > upper arm joints are getting more sensitive. Going to try getting more of
    > the other joint remedies.
    >
    > Greg




    My mum used to get Prevention magazine... I looked at it a few times. Made
    my head spin.

    I was going to post a link to the Exorcist... but my god. No one needs to
    see that (again).



  8. #48
    Ema Nymton Guest

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    On 10/7/2012 4:58 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > 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".



    We went to the dentist in Mexico, so we were gone for a few days. I
    would move to the Rio Grande Valley, if not for the possibility of
    grandchildren. I did see your photos and I loved them. You live in a
    beautiful part of the country.

    Becca

  9. #49
    Ema Nymton Guest

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    >> 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

    >
    > That's kind of unusual, around here anyway. Sounds like you live up North.



    It is beautiful up North, much prettier than it is here, but I will
    never live where it snows. I live in the Gulf Coast of Texas, near Houston.

    Becca


  10. #50
    Somebody Guest

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    "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > We went to the dentist in Mexico, so we were gone for a few days. I would
    > move to the Rio Grande Valley, if not for the possibility of
    > grandchildren. I did see your photos and I loved them. You live in a
    > beautiful part of the country.
    >
    > Becca




    my ex is on the phone with endo--- hope they have some good answers.



  11. #51
    Somebody Guest

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    "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > It is beautiful up North, much prettier than it is here, but I will never
    > live where it snows. I live in the Gulf Coast of Texas, near Houston.
    >
    > Becca



    When I was young, the snow was great: sled riding. snow ball fights...
    forts... igloos.

    But when I got older: **** this ****.



  12. #52
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 09:08:41 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> It is beautiful up North, much prettier than it is here, but I will never
    >> live where it snows. I live in the Gulf Coast of Texas, near Houston.
    >>
    >> Becca

    >
    >
    >When I was young, the snow was great: sled riding. snow ball fights...
    >forts... igloos.
    >
    >But when I got older: **** this ****.


    You obviously can't understand that snow is romantic.
    I still remember my first Christmas in LA, people covered their lawns
    with white bed sheets, doesn't get more stupid... except when they lit
    fake fireplaces when it was 90 out. I love the snow in winter, gives
    me a break from most outdoor chores, and life becomes so peaceful and
    unhurried, more time to cook and visit. And still there are plenty of
    outdoor activities if one wants, from horseback riding, to
    snowmobiling, to snowshoeing, to ice skating, to skiing. And the snow
    in no way prevents folks here from getting to where they want to go,
    the roads are kept plowed scrupuously clean.
    I don't need to mow my lawn:
    http://i45.tinypic.com/309lh0y.jpg

  13. #53
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 09:08:41 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>"Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> It is beautiful up North, much prettier than it is here, but I will
    >>> never
    >>> live where it snows. I live in the Gulf Coast of Texas, near Houston.
    >>>
    >>> Becca

    >>
    >>
    >>When I was young, the snow was great: sled riding. snow ball fights...
    >>forts... igloos.
    >>
    >>But when I got older: **** this ****.

    >
    > You obviously can't understand that snow is romantic.
    > I still remember my first Christmas in LA, people covered their lawns
    > with white bed sheets, doesn't get more stupid... except when they lit
    > fake fireplaces when it was 90 out. I love the snow in winter, gives
    > me a break from most outdoor chores, and life becomes so peaceful and
    > unhurried, more time to cook and visit. And still there are plenty of
    > outdoor activities if one wants, from horseback riding, to
    > snowmobiling, to snowshoeing, to ice skating, to skiing. And the snow
    > in no way prevents folks here from getting to where they want to go,
    > the roads are kept plowed scrupuously clean.
    > I don't need to mow my lawn:
    > http://i45.tinypic.com/309lh0y.jpg


    Snow is just dangerous here. They don't plow, salt or sand most roads.
    It's just an accident waiting to happen.



  14. #54
    Gary Guest

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    Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 09:08:41 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>"Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>news:[email protected]..
    > >>
    > >>> It is beautiful up North, much prettier than it is here, but I will
    > >>> never
    > >>> live where it snows. I live in the Gulf Coast of Texas, near Houston.
    > >>>
    > >>> Becca
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>When I was young, the snow was great: sled riding. snow ball fights...
    > >>forts... igloos.
    > >>
    > >>But when I got older: **** this ****.

    > >
    > > You obviously can't understand that snow is romantic.
    > > I still remember my first Christmas in LA, people covered their lawns
    > > with white bed sheets, doesn't get more stupid... except when they lit
    > > fake fireplaces when it was 90 out. I love the snow in winter, gives
    > > me a break from most outdoor chores, and life becomes so peaceful and
    > > unhurried, more time to cook and visit. And still there are plenty of
    > > outdoor activities if one wants, from horseback riding, to
    > > snowmobiling, to snowshoeing, to ice skating, to skiing. And the snow
    > > in no way prevents folks here from getting to where they want to go,
    > > the roads are kept plowed scrupuously clean.
    > > I don't need to mow my lawn:
    > > http://i45.tinypic.com/309lh0y.jpg

    >
    > Snow is just dangerous here. They don't plow, salt or sand most roads.
    > It's just an accident waiting to happen.


    LOL! Typical Julie.

    G.

  15. #55
    Gary Guest

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    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    > I love the snow in winter, gives
    > me a break from most outdoor chores, and life becomes so peaceful and
    > unhurried, more time to cook and visit. And still there are plenty of
    > outdoor activities if one wants, from horseback riding, to
    > snowmobiling, to snowshoeing, to ice skating, to skiing.


    As it rarely snows where I live....and if it does, it melts quickly, I love
    the snowy days. That's the good side of winter, imo.

    G.

  16. #56
    Cheri Guest

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    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>
    >> I love the snow in winter, gives
    >> me a break from most outdoor chores, and life becomes so peaceful and
    >> unhurried, more time to cook and visit. And still there are plenty of
    >> outdoor activities if one wants, from horseback riding, to
    >> snowmobiling, to snowshoeing, to ice skating, to skiing.

    >
    > As it rarely snows where I live....and if it does, it melts quickly, I
    > love
    > the snowy days. That's the good side of winter, imo.
    >
    > G.



    I've always loved the snow. Unfortunately, I don't live where it ever snows
    anymore.

    Cheri


  17. #57
    Ema Nymton Guest

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    On 10/9/2012 9:12 AM, Julie Bove wrote:

    > Snow is just dangerous here. They don't plow, salt or sand most roads.
    > It's just an accident waiting to happen.



    Same here. We have no salt trucks or snow plows, so they close the
    highways until the ice melts. It only snows every 10 yrs, and the snow
    melts, most of the time, when it hits the ground.

    Becca

  18. #58
    Nanzi Guest

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    Avocado also has high potassium and would help. I hate leg cramps, anywhere on the leg. I got a weird one up in NH last week, all near my ankle. Thank God it only happened once. Good Luck

  19. #59
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 07:12:18 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 09:08:41 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>> It is beautiful up North, much prettier than it is here, but I will
    >>>> never
    >>>> live where it snows. I live in the Gulf Coast of Texas, near Houston.
    >>>>
    >>>> Becca
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>When I was young, the snow was great: sled riding. snow ball fights...
    >>>forts... igloos.
    >>>
    >>>But when I got older: **** this ****.

    >>
    >> You obviously can't understand that snow is romantic.
    >> I still remember my first Christmas in LA, people covered their lawns
    >> with white bed sheets, doesn't get more stupid... except when they lit
    >> fake fireplaces when it was 90 out. I love the snow in winter, gives
    >> me a break from most outdoor chores, and life becomes so peaceful and
    >> unhurried, more time to cook and visit. And still there are plenty of
    >> outdoor activities if one wants, from horseback riding, to
    >> snowmobiling, to snowshoeing, to ice skating, to skiing. And the snow
    >> in no way prevents folks here from getting to where they want to go,
    >> the roads are kept plowed scrupuously clean.
    >> I don't need to mow my lawn:
    >> http://i45.tinypic.com/309lh0y.jpg

    >
    >Snow is just dangerous here. They don't plow, salt or sand most roads.
    >It's just an accident waiting to happen.


    Then it matches you perfectly, perpetual miseries in all things
    wherever you are.

  20. #60
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 10/9/2012 9:12 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> Snow is just dangerous here. They don't plow, salt or sand most roads.
    >> It's just an accident waiting to happen.

    >
    >
    > Same here. We have no salt trucks or snow plows, so they close the
    > highways until the ice melts. It only snows every 10 yrs, and the snow
    > melts, most of the time, when it hits the ground.



    The only roads they close here are the really steep ones like in downtown
    Seattle. They do plow and sand a few roads there but the problem is, many
    of us don't live and/or work there. If you live downtown and work downtown,
    you might be okay. If you live in the suburbs? Nope.



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