Saturday, August 11, 2007

Charley Horse - what do I do?


I woke up in the middle of the night with a Charley Horse. I get them every so often and it always wakes me up and I have to stretch and rub out my calf. I hate getting woken up from a great sleep with pain like that. Is this part of Intuitive Eating? Is my body telling me something? I've always heard I need more potassium - eat bananas. But ... I don't really like bananas and they go bad so quickly. Any ideas? I want to be intuitive and give my body what it needs.

3 comments:

The Jello Family said...

katy- I have had similar problems especially when I am exercising a lot or I cut back on eating and I saw a doctor once who told me I needed more calcium, drink as much water as I could and also take and glucosamine and chondroitin complex. Anyway- sorth a shot. Carrie

Anonymous said...

FLEX THE HECK OUT OF IT AND WHAT SHE SAID...
CMR

Kelly said...

An old wive's tale is to put a piece of metal (like a spoon or something) on your skin where the charley horse is. Not sure if it actually works, but I always think mine go away faster when I do this. :0