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#16 Brushstomper

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

Hydration is the key. If you are back at home a gulp of pickle juice will stop it immediately!!!!

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:23 PM

Hydration is the key. If you are back at home a gulp of pickle juice will stop it immediately!!!!

 

When I was kid I couldn't wait for the pickles to be gone so I could chug that jar of juice............eeeeeewwwww!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

I get them all the time. Usually in my upper legs. Some times they are the most painful things I've ever experienced. The only thing that helps, some, is potassium and calcium. I have to be real careful of quinine though. The doc prescribed quinine for my cramps a few years back and I ended up in the hospital for several days. Turns out I'm deathly allergic to quinine. (BTW -I've had the blood work done and its normal.)
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

thanks for the advice guys.....I will get the blood work done as before I turn 30 (it runs in the family).

 

next year I wil bring other good sources of electrolytes and try to down more water and see if that helps.....for now it is all about the B's and I never have that issue up there



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:50 PM

I used to get them all the time after hitting 30,while surfing,hiking, in middle of the night......

I went for physicals yearly when I had good ins. and my Doc told me to drink more water,juice, and take Tums with Potasium and Calcium as I also had started to get heartburn too in middle of night.  When I hit 45 my cholesterol levels started to get above the previous very low normal levels they had. My doc put me on minimal Zocor after 50 as I have heart hist. on mom's side....I stopped getting cramps,very rarely.

Now I never see a Doc,no meds, drink tons of water and eat bananas and take the Tums still if I eat too many chilis or garlicy foods.

Rarely ever get cramps now and very seldom heartburn......     

My advice JNDEER is ....don't get old! LOL      I'm 58 and get around just fine here above 7500' ,tho the joints have started to act up as late,but that's another story.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:01 PM

I'm 36 now and just got bloodwork done for life insurance and it came back perfect but I still get cramps. Its only when I'm dehydrated and usualy on the way out I stop drinking as much water thinking I'm on the way back to the truck I have plenty of water there just keep going. If one side is cramping worse than the other pay attention to how your hiking if your going up or down very steep terrain you can have a tendancy to lead with your dominant side leg and over work it make sure to switch it up when inching up or down the steep stuff.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:36 PM

Low hydration, potassium, salt and electrolytes. I just finished 100 miles backpacking in July... not one cramp and I usually get plagued with them. I just paid attention to those 4 things and never had one. Worked for me. Ed F

 

same as what he said, I have notice eating bananas before a trip and one each morning stopped all of me leg cramps. now i dont have the problem anymore


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:40 AM

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Edited by bearclaw, 01 August 2013 - 11:40 AM.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

Rough crowd...


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:37 AM

Dude. at the end of a long hump, 1 cup water ,tablespoon of salt.Youre golden.



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:46 AM

I used to get calf cramps and all those things are true, mine have gone away.  But....if you do get one random leg cramp it goes away FAST if you raise your toes towards your knee (the opposite of pointing your toe) that may sound weird but I am so glad that I learned it.  Those cramps are painful to ride them out, and this movement instantly stops them.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:15 PM

magnesium ;)


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