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  • 1.  night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 09-03-2021 12:52
    Hi all,

    I suffer from night time cramps in  my legs. Someone on this forum recommended 'Karma' magnesium cream which I tried with mixed success. I have been using "Ancient Minerals" magnesium gel for the past week and haven't had any cramping at all. I bought it from a chemist in York st near Wynyard in Sydney, but if you google it you can get it on-line.



  • 2.  RE: night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 10-03-2021 09:55
    Good morning

    Great that you found a remedy that is working for you. 

    I am using Karma rub, which is not a cream, but a liquid which is totally natural, not manufactured. 

    For about two months I am .5 ml medicinal cannabis and pain and cramps have totally disappeared after three days of taking the oil.

    A relief after eight years of enduring chronic pain. 

    Have a great day


  • 3.  RE: night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 10-03-2021 15:56
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    Hi John

    I suffered night time cramps, particularly in my ankles but also in my legs, every night about ten to fifteen times a night until I started taking "Mag-Sup" Magnesium tablets with breakfast, which brought some relief, but did not cure it.

    An increase to 2 tablets per day, after about 3 months reduced night cramps to about once every 6 weeks and then it only happens once during the night.

    For the past 18 months 2 tablets a day has brought much relief.

    Interestingly the maximum dosage on the container is 3 to 9 tablets per day with meals (but no more than 3 tablets at a time).

    I am going to try and attached a PDF file showing what I have been taking.  If that doesn't work then the next best thing might be the description on the green, yellow and white container as follows:

    Description:     "Mag-Sup" Magnesium Supplement High Absorption

    Contains:     magnesium aspartate dihydrate 500mg (elemental magnesium 37.4mg)

    Distributed by:     Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, 14 Fisher St, Belmont, WA, 6104

    Website:      www.petrus.com.au

    Whilst I purchase the tablets from my local pharmacy in Canberra, I notice that they are available at Chemist Warehouse.

    What do other people do to bring relief from night cramps?



    Mag-Sup.pdf   132 KB 1 version

  • 4.  RE: night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 10-03-2021 16:32
    I already take magnesium, tablets but they don't appear to have much affect on me


  • 5.  RE: night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 12-03-2021 03:46

    My night-time cramps can be most severe. Rubbing an ice brick over the cramp seems to help, probably because it takes my mind off it - nothing like handling an ice-pack at 3am! Note, this is a last resort and usually happens after walking around the house for many minutes.

    Cramps can come either several times a night or maybe once a night and on five out of seven nights, lasting from seconds to 15 minutes. GP currently prescribes 500mg magnesium supplement @ 3/day, which has helped a little. I too had used a magnesium spray plus a roll-on but after several weeks I was back to square one.

    I've often wondered if cramps could be related to food eaten, e.g. onions, lemon, sultanas. I seemed to suffer more if I had eaten these so I've now stopped!

  • 6.  RE: night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 12-03-2021 13:23

    Hello - to those who have responded about this subject to me privately. I've tried valiantly to reply - privately, but can't get the system to work, even after the 'site' having me change my password. However, you will know who you are, thank you ????.

    Salt ... yes I agree this can help, however kidney issues have had me greatly reduce my salt intake over the years. This in contrast to my now very low-carb eating habits that includes much salt; all medical people are keeping a close eye on my blood results.

    Sensor ... yes, times in hospital would be much improved, thank you for that thought.

    Testing ... keeping the sensor for holiday time or occasional use, an excellent thought.

    How did I get authorization ...?? firstly because my kidney specialist referred me to a GP who specialises in low-carb eating and I've been visiting this GP since November. This GP keeps in touch with Specialist and my usual GP and all three get results of blood tests.?? 2nd GP recently referred me for the Sensor, she wrote/emailed Abbott (I don't know if any other company does this), then Abbott emailed me and it went from there.

    Smart Phone App ... I don't know where to start, I shall read up on it. And Lipitor, yes I've been on that for years, I shall talk to my GP.

    And, I drink lots of water which means 1 to 1 ?? hourly trips to the bathroom at night. Does anyone have answers about foods - onions, lemons, sultanas?

    The Sensor is absolute magic!!!

    Natasha & Erin, feel free to delete this if inappropriate.?? There is an incomplete list of GP's who specialise in low-carb foods on this site: https://lowcarbdownunder.com.au. Talk to your GP.

  • 7.  RE: night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 12-03-2021 08:56

    I suffered horribly from night time cramps, it generally followed intensive exercise, Eventually I was told to drink more water to wash the lactic acid out. Virtually overnight, the cramps went away. The only cramps I get these days are what I call "positional" cramps, like you get your leg in an odd position.  



  • 8.  RE: night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 06-04-2021 09:06
    My doctor suggested a glass of Nexba low sugar tonic water which comes in wonderful flavours, lime, mint, jasmine, available at Coles and Woolworths. It has certainly worked for me.


  • 9.  RE: night time leg muscle cramping

    Posted 07-04-2021 05:06
    I found taking Magnesium tablet supplements eliminated my night leg cramps.....