Cramp...

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  1. CJ_06

    CJ_06 Full Member

    I'm on day 4 of my VLCD and last night i woke up with awful cramp in my left calf muscle, is this a side effect of VLCD? :confused:
     
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  3. magickmel

    magickmel Loves VLCD's !

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    Exactly the same happened to me last night ! I put it down to the bedroom being cold as I hardly ever get cramp unless my legs get cold in the night. But I wonder if it might be a VLCD thing although I am on week 8 ?
     
  4. Cavycrazy

    Cavycrazy Silver Member

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    Have had that happen to me when I was on Atkins a few years ago, and put it down to the extra water was drinking and it washing away electolytes.

    Touch wood havent had it happen with this diet yet!

    Deb x
     
  5. CJ_06

    CJ_06 Full Member

    Thanks everyone! If it keeps happening i'll add a pinch of salt! hehe
     
  6. juju_doll

    juju_doll juju_doll

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    How bizarre, because that exact same thing happened to me a couple of nights ago. Will try adding a pinch of salt.....
     
  7. BurtBird

    BurtBird Gonna be a 10!

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    My CDC said this could happen.
    She said to try a glass of slimline tonic water before bed (but not the one with lemon or lime in)
    She said it works a treat!
    x
     
  8. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    This is a side effect of potassium loss and can be due to drinking too much water.

    Rather than adding salt to the diet if you go to the chemist and ask for quinnine sulphate tablets they will help.

    Slimline Tonic is good in an emergency its the quinnine in it that helps the cramps.

    Linda
     
  9. Gill-cdthing

    Gill-cdthing Gone, but who cares huh

    the quinine reallyhelps i was on it anyway before i started cd and i never had any cramps
     
  10. lou49

    lou49 Full Member

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    Holland and Barrett Chelated Potassium 99mg one daily, preferably with a meal (!).I picked this up from a low-carb board when I low-carbed before and I have started taking it again othewise I get the cramp!
    Louise
     
  11. nigew

    nigew Cambridge Diet Counsellor

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    This might help too

    Cambridge FAQ Link

    A few people are prone to cramp while using the Diet as their Sole Source of nutrition. It is not caused by the diet itself, but by the increased throughput of fluid in the body’s tissues. The muscle spasms result from changes in sodium levels as the water shifts between cells. The remedy for most people is to keep warm, whilst a drink of slimline tonic water just before bedtime may also help, as it contains quinine – as may "Crampex" tablets.

    I hope this helps

    Nigel

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    Last edited: 3 November 2006
  12. Mini

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    I found the tonic water good.

    Too much water gives me cramps in my legs as well as the introduction of carbs too quickly:eek: :rolleyes:
     
  13. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    The level of quinnine phosphate for leg cramps is very low and should not pose a risk, however, pharmacists would advise accordingly and if there were any contraindications they would not let you have the product.

    Linda
     
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