- October 27, 2011 at 1:40 am #628279
Most of the information online seems to deal with charlie horses primarily in the calves. I have had these (occasionally) all of my life. Lately, though, within the past couple of weeks, the cramping has spread so it is now throughout my whole body.
I have had them in my calves, in my thigh, in my pelvis, in my neck, shoulders and back, and my upper arm. None in my hands and wrists or in my feet.
When I have had my husband rub my shoulders, he says they are full of knots, which feel like they are left over from where I’ve had recent cramps.
I have a seven month old baby, who I exclusively breastfed until 6 months old (via expressing with a pump, as he would never latch). I am still pumping but only 4-5 times a day, now, since we’ve introduced other foods.
I am an overweight 25 year old, but not obese. I eat a balanced diet and take vitamins. My weight issue is more about portion control than the content of my food. I don’t really exercise, but I am not a couch potato, either. I work part-time and spend a lot of time on my feet, both at home and work. I sleep about 6 to 7 hours a night.
I also had an eyelid twitch in one eye for a little over a month, but that has passed within the past few weeks.
I don’t have medical insurance so I’m hoping for some suggestions on how to solve this problem.
I have tried bananas, stretching, drinking more water, a contoured pillow, changing sleeping positions, walking a little more… Nothing seems to be helping.
The only other things I could probably afford to try are going to a chiropractor (just for one or two visits) or a massage. I don’t know that either would solve the problem, though, and I’m getting really frustrated. The worst ones are in my pelvis/hips, and they also affect my ability to perform my job, because I have to stand in one spot, rotating my leg until it calms down enough for me to walk.
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