This is too weird

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Registered: 01-17-2004
This is too weird
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Mon, 01-23-2006 - 4:52pm
This is so stupid but I need help! Lately, when DH and I have intercourse (him on top) I get this HUGE TERRIBLY PAINFUL thigh cramp!!! Never in my life have I experienced anything that hurts quite like this and I've had 2 children! When I get it, I immediately have to throw him off me - sometimes literally! The pain is so intense that it makes me WAIL in pain = now how sexy is that do you think!? Then, no matter which way i move my leg or foot or thigh or anything - the pain continues for at least 10 minutes - again with me crying and moaning in pain. I've tried to figure it out - we are using the same positions as always - neither one of us have gained weight or anything. This just started out of the blue! And my thigh is usualy sore for a few days, therefore making me afraid to try again. This may sound silly but this is really becoming a problem - my husband enjoys oral sex but he's not going to be happy if that's all we can have because of this problem. I've tried stretching before sex - that sometimes actually brings on the cramp.I don't know what to do!
Anyone have any experience with this or any suggestions. I can see the divorce papers now... marriage dissolved due to thigh cramping! OMG!
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Registered: 11-20-2005
In reply to: glm7777
Mon, 01-23-2006 - 5:05pm
How's your diet? You may want to increase your intake of calcium (taken with vitamin C and vitamin D for absorption), magnesium, vitamin E and if your blood pressure is okay, have some salt with your food. Some other ideas are A pinch of salt and a sip of lemon juice b4 bed, And massage with lavender, or geranium essential oils in a light carrier oil. Hope that helps!

 

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Registered: 11-17-2005
In reply to: glm7777
Mon, 01-23-2006 - 5:28pm
I'm no expert or doctor, but I thought cramping was due to low potassium! Research it on the net and see what pops or eat a banana!LOL HTH

 

 

 

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Registered: 01-11-2006
In reply to: glm7777
Mon, 01-23-2006 - 5:48pm

I know exactly what your talking about! Ruins the mood eh?

When I was in massage therapy school I asked a professor about it. Here are a few things to consider:

#1 Step up your potassium intake, thats some of it.

#2 Try other positions, in 1 out of every 6 women, this happens.
He was saying that its constricted blood flow and we are pinching off our blood supply and even at times pinching nerves and arteries. Its the muscles called Ilio psoas natural response to lock up. I explained even after i cry "uncle" he gets off and I try to walk it out and its just there. Its kinda like the "Charlie Horse" feeling.Keep streching, walk, climb stairs and keep the blood flowing regularly in those areas. I try to avoid it if it all possible and "taught" myself how to like doggie style after all that.

If I get any tips to help both of us, I'll pass them on!
Good Luck
Your crampy board sister (lol)
Jamie

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Registered: 01-24-2006
In reply to: glm7777
Tue, 01-24-2006 - 2:41am
That's what doctors are for. The rest of us are guessing and without much to go on. See your doctor, your general practitioner, your primary care physician, whatever yours is called. That pain means something is wrong. That something can probably be fixed. See your doctor. It could be nothing. It could be serious. It could be life threatening like deep vein thrombosis but it doesn't sound like it. Or it could be nothing. So see your doctor and find out. We all have funny stories I'm sure. Call now and get an appointment.
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Registered: 02-08-2005
In reply to: glm7777
Tue, 01-24-2006 - 8:12am
Hi,
This is my opinion based on years of participating in various sports. When you have leg cramps it usually is from not being hydrated properly. When watching professional football or major college football you will often see players with cramps taken to the locker room and when they come back to the field the announcers will comment that they have been given fluids by IV. I know from my own experience that basketball practice in a warm gym where I was sweating heavily produced cramps if I did not often drink water even if I did not feel thirsty. You may find that drinking more water throughout the day will help or drinking a sports drink which also helps to supply compounds the body needs.
Just my experience and observations.
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Registered: 01-18-2006
In reply to: glm7777
Tue, 01-24-2006 - 2:35pm
Hey, new to this board, but I was wondering if you'd thought about just plain trying different positions? If it's when he's on top that causes you the pain, there are lots of other ways to go at it!!
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Registered: 01-17-2004
In reply to: glm7777
Thu, 01-26-2006 - 8:50pm
thanks all for your help. I've decided that I'm going to eat a banana, drink some gatorade, massage my thigh with lavander and pop some Vitamins all before having sex. I think I'm going to be to tired and fat to have sex!! LOL!!Thanks again everyone!
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