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  1. #1
    Somebody Guest

    Default bananas and cramps

    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



  2. #2
    Cheri Guest

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    "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:k4ql6q$ghv$[email protected]..
    >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


    Try using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp No Salt stirred in water.

    Cheri


  3. #3
    John John Guest

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    On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 18:24:20 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:k4ql6q$ghv$[email protected]..
    >>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

    >
    >Try using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp No Salt stirred in water.


    What is 1/4 teaspoon of water with no salt stirred in going to do?


  4. #4
    Somebody Guest

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    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Try using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp No Salt stirred in water.
    >
    > Cheri


    Cheri,
    what is "no salt"?

    I've read it's potassium deficiency... I should go drink some PowerAde.
    That also helps. Nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night--
    with a leg not so silently screaming.






  5. #5
    Somebody Guest

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    "John John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What is 1/4 teaspoon of water with no salt stirred in going to do?


    perhaps she means I need to hydrate?




  6. #6
    l, not -l Guest

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    On 6-Oct-2012, John John <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 18:24:20 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >"Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:k4ql6q$ghv$[email protected]..
    > >>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

    > >
    > >Try using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp No Salt stirred in water.

    >
    > What is 1/4 teaspoon of water with no salt stirred in going to do?

    Provide potassium, same as a banana would. NoSalt, like most salt
    substitutes is potassium chloride.
    --

    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  7. #7
    Andy Guest

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    "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

  8. #8
    John John Guest

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    On Sun, 7 Oct 2012 02:05:32 GMT, "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >On 6-Oct-2012, John John <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 18:24:20 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >"Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> >news:k4ql6q$ghv$[email protected]..
    >> >>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
    >> >
    >> >Try using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp No Salt stirred in water.

    >>
    >> What is 1/4 teaspoon of water with no salt stirred in going to do?

    >Provide potassium, same as a banana would. NoSalt, like most salt
    >substitutes is potassium chloride.


    Oh, NoSalt, thanks.

    --
    John

  9. #9
    John John Guest

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    On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 21:44:16 -0400, "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?


    And a whole teaspoon might drown you.

    --
    John

  10. #10
    Somebody Guest

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

    > And a whole teaspoon might drown you.
    >
    > --
    > John



    isn't that what did in Moon?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKUBTX9kKEo



  11. #11
    Cheri Guest

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    "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:k4qmnj$mj0$[email protected]..
    > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Try using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp No Salt stirred in water.
    >>
    >> Cheri

    >
    > Cheri,
    > what is "no salt"?


    It's the name brand for a salt substitute which is potassium chloride. It
    usually works for me. Try it and see.

    Cheri


  12. #12
    Cheri Guest

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    "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

  13. #13
    Julie Bove Guest

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


    And shouldn't be used by some people.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/foo...es-1029365.php



  14. #14
    Andy Guest

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    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote:

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




    Cheri,

    In 2005, I was in the hospital with pancreatitis. I wasn't
    allowed to eat or drink for a week. I did get the OK to gargle
    and spit water to relieve dry mouth.

    I lived on IV sodium chloride all day with the exception of
    one bag of potassium chloride daily. I don't know the dosage
    and figured I'd absorb what my body required rather than at a
    constant rate.

    I also had an IV in the other arm to draw blood daily. I'm
    sure they kept close watch on both chlorides and pancreas
    function/mending.

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

    Your 1 tsp suggestion may approach or exceed %RDA. That
    doesn't even count potassium in the course of eating.

    I was just providing practical cautionary advice not a
    doctor's advice like you did.

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

    Andy
    ..

  15. #15
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> It's very good for leg cramps. Poison yourself indeed!

    >
    >
    >
    > Cheri,
    >
    > In 2005, I was in the hospital with pancreatitis. I wasn't
    > allowed to eat or drink for a week. I did get the OK to gargle
    > and spit water to relieve dry mouth.
    >
    > I lived on IV sodium chloride all day with the exception of
    > one bag of potassium chloride daily. I don't know the dosage
    > and figured I'd absorb what my body required rather than at a
    > constant rate.
    >
    > I also had an IV in the other arm to draw blood daily. I'm
    > sure they kept close watch on both chlorides and pancreas
    > function/mending.
    >
    > Overdosing on potassium chloride is well known. Fatalities
    > have been documented.
    >
    > Your 1 tsp suggestion may approach or exceed %RDA. That
    > doesn't even count potassium in the course of eating.
    >
    > I was just providing practical cautionary advice not a
    > doctor's advice like you did.
    >
    > Look at the potassium in a daily multivitamin. The unit
    > measure falls way, way short of the %RDA, probably for good
    > reason.
    >
    > Andy


    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.



  16. #16
    Andy Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > 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.




    Julie,

    I know that and agree. I mentioned I had blood work daily in
    the hospital.

    I also tracked my nutrient intake through diet software with
    meticulous nutrition data and foods throughout the day for a
    year. I could see my deficiencies on a daily, weekly, monthly,
    quarterly and annual basis. Did I take drastic measures? No!

    All I was pointing out was that since the cramps were
    localized to the ankles, flooding the entire blood stream with
    potassium chloride seems excessive but, what do I know?

    I would never EVER seek OR give medical advice from any
    internet source. I do put good faith in timely food recalls.

    Best,

    Andy

  17. #17
    Gary Guest

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    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.

  18. #18
    Andy Guest

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    Gary <[email protected]> wrote:

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




    Gary,

    The Gatorade sports drink is an interesting story.

    Named after the Florida Gators college football team, Gatorade
    simply examined what was lost in human sweat. Presto, Gatorade
    puts it back.

    I enjoy Gatorade fairly often but not for intense athletic
    replenishment or cramp reasons.

    Best,

    Andy



  19. #19
    Gary Guest

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

    >
    > Gary,
    >
    > The Gatorade sports drink is an interesting story.
    >
    > Named after the Florida Gators college football team, Gatorade
    > simply examined what was lost in human sweat. Presto, Gatorade
    > puts it back.


    You read that people sweating a lot (for whatever reason) need to replace
    the electrolites. It's potassium (and maybe a bit of salt). This is why
    running races offer the sports drinks during the race and alway bananas at
    the end of the race.

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

    G.

  20. #20
    Somebody Guest

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

    > It's the name brand for a salt substitute which is potassium chloride. It
    > usually works for me. Try it and see.
    >
    > Cheri


    where?




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