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Taking 1200 MG of calcium 2x day and eating a banana but

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Taking 1200 MG of calcium 2x day and eating a banana but still get woke up with horrible leg cramps, any suggestions?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

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leg cramps can be from low potassium or low magnesium levels

or coujld be due to pinched nerves or restless leg syndrome at night time

you should see a doctor and get blood tests to check your potassium and magnesium levels.

most people don't get 4600mg of potassium in their diet in a day.

do you have a doctor you can see who can do some blood tests for you?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have a family doctor. Could I try some magnesium first.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

yes, you can try a magnesium supplement, 500mg twice a day and drinking more water and seeing if that helps

if you continue to have leg cramps you need to see your doctor

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