I get it most if not every night and I usually get out of bed and walk and it eases. Last night I got it but it was really painful to the point where it made me vocal (not able to repeat on here too many ladies present) and brought a tear to my eye, it took longer to ease as I was unable to put any pressure on it.
Anyway waffle aside, is there anything I can do to reduce it happening again?
I get this too, my MW said Tonic Water and Bananas?
However I then read threads on here saying too much Tonic Water was not a good thing, so you might want to do some research?
I had a banana chopped up with a pot of custard on it microwaved for a couple of minutes for pudding and it did seem to help.
Pillow under your feet as well?
To be honest the biggest trigger for me day or night is if my feet or calves get cold, even if its a hot night and I stick my feet out the duvet they cramp, and wearing flip flops down the cold food aisles of Tescos had made hopping up and down like a loon whilst DH looked on bemused!
Hi, have bad cramp myself and was getting it a few times each night. I have a heat pad that is from Boots £20 and switch it on as soon as I feel cramp often after 4am, it heats instantly and helps. I also have milk and a banana a short while before bed and it has made a huge difference. Have previously woken my neighbours with colourful language after cramp for 4th time in same place. Try to bend toes up which hurts like hell but the pain stops quicker. Good luck cause I can really sympathise and hope this helps
Wear socks in bed (for some reason I get less cramps when my feet are warm) and invest in a smoothie maker! Since I started having a banana smoothie (literally just banana, milk and ice) each day I've got cramp maybe once every four nights, much improved on the four times a night I was getting it!