I seem to have developed an electrolyte imbalance!! I haven't been to the GP about it but having been suffering leg cramps for about a week now I spent a bit of time on Google last night and I am sure that is what it is. One of the ways it can develop is by dieting and ingesting lots of water.
I don't know if any of you noticed on the 'Constipation thread' I mentioned that whenever I take Dulcolax I get cramps - that fits too; the body being 'purged' of essential minerals, usually magnesium.
I know that LL is a balanced diet but apparently drinking a lot of water is an issue in terms of this 'purging' too and I drink gallons of the stuff. Rapid weight loss is also a symptom (remember I lost 10lbs last week eventhogh I am in week 10?).
I am really worried. I don't want to stop my LL yet and want to carry on at least until the weigh in on Monday when I will hopefully have lost that last 4 lbs.
I don't want to go the the GP - he will get cross and be completly unsympathetic and tell me to start earing normally again.
I am in a dilemma.
I am hoping someone else has been through this and has a suggestion for me. Today I plan to cut back on my water (still within the 4ltrs but no more) and hope for the best.
Only problem, I used Dulcolax last night (3 day blockage ) and I am worried about what will happen when that 'kicks in'.
What an utter nuicance.