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I went the past few days this week without eating a banana in the morning as is my custom, and sure enough I had a calf cramp while sleeping last night. This is a very predictable cause-effect. I've done this experiment several times with the same result.<br><br><br><br>
This kind of dependency on a particular food is a bit surprising - it may be the potassium. I'm just passing this along as a FYI for other folks who may occaisionally suffer from night cramps.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 

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Hi. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:"><br><br><br><br>
I agree that lack of potassium can cause leg cramps (based only on folk knowledge and experience). I have a similar problem and so does my mother's brother. Without supplements or bananas, we get cramps in our legs. I used to get them in my thighs, but now usually only occur in my calves. They can be totally debilitating (they usually happen after a good stretch in bed in the morning). The bananas really do help, and it only takes one a day!<br><br>
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I take a prescription potassium supplement and I go through phases sometimes where I get horrible cramps just above my ankles (in the front of my leg). There are times I walk the floor much of the night because of them. When that happens I take quinine. I'll try the daily banana.
 

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you can also get leg cramps from being dehydrated so drink some h20 after eating that bananna! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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