crampy legs

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lynn3811, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. lynn3811

    lynn3811 New Member

    What does any one use for cramps in the legs? This is not RLS. I have that too. But these are the kind that wake you from a sound sleep. Natural or meds?

    Thanks, Lynn


    LISALOO New Member

    I learned that I was taking too much magnesium, not enough calcium and potassium. Would get them day and night, but worse at night. So make sure you have the right balence, I'm not exact on what it is.
  3. Asatrump

    Asatrump New Member

    Put a bar of soap under the bottom sheet near your feet. Not sure why this works but it helped my husband.

    Try it, nothing to lose.
  4. Susan07

    Susan07 New Member

    Try a hot bath right before bed.

    soak for 20 minutes
    mix in 2 cups epsom salts
    and 1 bottle of hydrogen peroxide

    Seems to really relax those muscles.

    Take care
  5. erinwilburn

    erinwilburn New Member

    I seem to remember hearing that it was ivory soap. is brand improtant?
  6. Asatrump

    Asatrump New Member

    I use Safeguard, the same kind I have right in my linen closet. My husband is obese and had cramps in his lower legs all his life. The past two years he has had none, since the soap in the bed. He had to stay in a motel several weekends this spring..... no soap, and he DID get the cramps back.