Foot cramps and pregnancy

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It's pregnancy related. I get foot and leg cramps really bad when pregnant especially at night. Nothing really helps I tried everything.
Yes I get them all day and night, 3rd pregnancy for me and nothing really makes them go away I alternate stretching, pillows, exercise, tylonol (when unbearable), potassium, I try to eat bananas. Sometimes it helps others nothing works. Its one of the more annoying cant do much about it symptoms, just try to hang in there, oh also sleeping propped up helps, in a recliner prefrably. Hope you find some relief.
Anyone have foot cramps in early pregnancy? I've had a bunch of them the last 3 days and I never get foot cramps. There is a first time for everything, I guess...
FYI so long as you don't have bright red bleeding/clotting.... These cramps can be intermittent, random and be for first few weeks and even in later weeks of preg.
Foot cream rubbed on the back of my calves helped. So did soaks in hot water and showers. Get hubby to give you a leg rub. Heating pad on the legs where it hurts or a warm water bottle. Exercise helps to keep the blood flowing. Wooden massage tool. Hop something helps soon! I feel your pain! I'm going through the exact same thing right now!!
I had the foot cramps with my ds, and my doctor said it was due to muscle fatigue and swelling. He told me to try and stay off my feet a little more, and when laying down or sitting, try and position my feet so they were getting the most blood flow (don't sit on your legs, indian style, or lay with one on top of the other). I know those cramps can be severe, but what worked for me was if you are having one, flex your toes upwards (towards your knees), instead of curling them inwards.
30am I've had pretty uncomfortable lower back pain, once I was up for a while and drove my hubs to work I started getting cramps that almost felt like I was gonna start a heavy period. I rested about 2 hours then started doing errands, where I noticed it hurts just to drive now, everytime I had to pick up my foot to either stop my car or gas it, my hips hurt!
Go to CVS or a health food store, the is a product by Hylands called leg cramps. Its homeopathic and safe during pregnancy. I highly recommend it! Works for back cramps too. Also you can take a magnesium supplement that does wonders as well. I take both. Good luck.
Made me jump outa bed real quick. My whole lower leg and foot. I get them every pregnancy and dont know how to stop them. Interested in remedies as well!
Have a glass of tonic water before bed i had really bad cramp fron 30'weeks n my midwife told me to have a glass ov tonic water before bed n its amazing its helped me im 39 weeks now n if i dnt have atleast 1 glass of tonic water i get cramp in my legs in my foot everywhere! I no its awful to drink but u just gotta down it!
For charlie horses what you want to do to stop the pain almost instantaneously is to flex your foot. Your natural reaction is to point your toes and try to stretch out the pain but that can make it worse or lengthen the pain time. Instead flex your foot (imagine trying to point your toes toward your forehead). This should stop the pain ALMOST immediately.
lol have you had the baby do a fulll 360 degree turn yet and elbow you in the ribs and kick you when stretching so that you can see the whole shape of his/her foot ? Does your whole belly jolt when your baby gets hiccoughs ?? Lol you think the stretching burning feeling is bad now wait till you are about to burst at two weeks late lol Don't worry it's all perfectly normal !!!! lol don't you just hate it when they wriggle about all night when you are trying to get some sleep??
I have been getting horrible leg cramps at night that go away but if I put my foot on a certain position or are standing it comes back just not as pain full. Any advice?
Stretch your legs before you go to bed by standing facing the wall and putting your toes on the wall to stretch out your foot and calves. She also said that some purple swear by putting a bar of the Irish soap in between their sheets at night. Good luck, I hope you find some relief I have been having the same problems.
I know it comes with pregnancy but last night it was so bad I woke up 5 dif times with cramps in one or the other leg and once it was my calf and my whole foot and I had to get up and waddle around to get it to stop then when I laid back down it started up again and the other leg was cramping up too at the same time.
I had Charlie horses every nigjt in my 1st pregnancy and it would leave my muscles stiff and sore making it hard to walk. I asked my doctor what to do and she said eat more bananas. This pregnancy I've been eating lots of bananas amd I try to flex my toes up. So far I've only had like 1 or 2 at the most.
I know leg craps are normal for pregnancy, I will be 8 weeks tomorrow and my leg is a horable amount of pain. Has anyone else had leg craps this early? If she how did you get rid of them? I tried a warm bath and not so much help.
Any of u ladies having cramps in your legs that start st the bottom of your stomach and to the yop of your knee cap. Like is this normal? I'm 27 weeks pregnant and its gettn unbearable. I work at a real stressful job wer i stand, bend, lift heavy, and not to.mention the heat.. So ready for it to b over..
Eat bananas! Lots and lots of bananas! That helped me ward off the ungodly painful leg cramps a little.
I am 24 weeks pregnant and I wake up in the middle of the night screaming in pain. I have right lower leg cramps. Someone told me to stand up against the wall barefoot on a cold floor which actually worked for me. Also, drink the juice of olives in the can or pickles. I haven't tried that but I heard it works fast.
My docter had prescribed me to aviane 28 about 3 almost 4 years ago because my periods were so bad like my cramps would be so bad that I would faint and I would be off school for a couple of days. I am 17 years old and I have NEVER had unprotected sex. But just 3 weeks ago I did. I have no symtoms dont think that I am pregnant. I am just worried that I may be.
she said there is nothing that can be done about it and suggested more potassium and water. Considering this is my ONLY pregnancy side effect guess I'm lucky.
My fiance and I have decided we want to have a.child of our own. The past couple weeks I have been very bloated and feeling very nauseous. I have been having low back pains and leg cramps when I get up in the morning. I have been noticing that I have been getting more frequent headaches and milky discharge as well. My fiances smoke has been bothering me. And I lose my temper a lot easier than normal. I have yet to miss my period, but I'm curious. Do you think I could be pregnant.
Idk if its related to the pregnancy but ive never had foot cramps this bad. Its unbearable and ive stretched it tried a warm cloth and tried massaging it but its been 30 minutes and im still crying it hurts so bad. Is this normal? What else can i try to make this go away?
( Try standing on a flat surface (hardwood or kitchen floors, not carpet) put your foot flat and streach the muscles in your calf without bending your leg. I dont know if that makes sence to you but it worked miricles for me, it was my doctors suggestion. My floors were cold, I dont know if that makes a diffrence or not. I didnt know it came from lack of calcium, but that would explain the reason for mine I guess.
My midwife told me too much calcium could cause cramps especially leg cramps. I was having them really bad and was also drinking tons of milk like you and so many tums for heart burn and she told me to but back on the two and i havent had a cramp since but i do have serious cases of restless leg which hits during the day and night and prevents any sleep and there is no cure for that.
Berrygirl ~ Oh god not it's not a STRONG odor. I did put that. It's very very faint. No one can smell it but me cuz the first time I got a wiff of it I'm like, "Wtf is that??" And I'm sniffing around like the trash or my shirt and I'm like, "Did I spill something on myself??" and then I bent down to itch my foot and noticed a bit of white on my underwear [[didn't notice it before cuz my underwear were also white that day]] and I was like, "Well what is that??
Hi all, I was up all night with horrid leg pain. The muscles in my right foot and then my right calf started the fun. The worst was by far my left shin muscle. I have verry muscular legs due to the way that I walk. I have never had any MS problems with my legs. I was in teh French Quarter in NO last night. I did some walking with my family. I did not do more or faster than normal. Any ideas what would cause this? It was almost solid pain for 4 hours.
My fiance and I finally get intimate after a week or So and I start cramping up in my calves just as things were heating up. I was mortified. I never had cramps at all during this pregnancy and It's my first. As I got bigger we would only have sex in the spoon position, boring after a while but comfortable. Then yesterday morning we try missionary because I miss it and my calves start going haywire. We had to stop. I had to massage my calves; he tried to help.
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