October 12, 2010

Playing Outside Leads to Leg Cramps

One thing I can pretty well count on is my daughter having leg cramps if we spend any significant amount of time outside in the sun. I used to get really bad leg cramps a few hours after going to bed, too. I wonder what causes this. This child has had leg cramps since she was at least 6 months old. She would wake up every few hours and just cry and grab at her leg. Nothing made her feel better. Laying her down and letting her cry it out was not an option, as she was obviously in pain. It was not just a habit to wake. Anyway, so sunshine brings on leg cramps. I want to know why!!!

It seems like everything that is good for us, everything that is supposed to be so healing, causes us grief. I guess it is because we are in need of so much healing.


  1. Hi Cris,
    Have you considered that it might be a mag/calc imbalance. Sunlight produces vitamin D, vitamin D helps the body utilize calcium, too much calcium with too little magnesium causes leg cramps. The body always maintains the same amount of calcium in the blood no matter how much is in diet. I know for a fact that I dont utilize either/both calcium and/or Vitamin D correctly because I end up with hypercalcemia. Have you tried supplementing with magnesium?

  2. Thank you, Nat, for your comment. I have considered that it is an imbalance. I give her Natural Calm magnesium everyday. We give them all a little Fiji water everyday. We use Celtic sea salt for cooking.

  3. My phone does something strange sometimes when I try to post so I will try again. I figure vitamin D has something to do with it. I can't imagine that any of us have too much calcium since our only dairy at the moment is ghee, our only green veggies at the moment are green beans, peas, artichokes, and cabbage, and bone nroth is at an almost nonexistent quantity. Still, she has had these leg cramps before GF/CF, before Feingold, and before GAPS. They actually happen less frequently now. Spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower caused her pain, too, so we don't currently eat any of those. Any other thoughts?