Oh my. I have crossed over. Last night I had my first charlie-horse/leg cramp. Well actually it was at about 5:30 this morning. I stretched and then all of a sudden my left calf muscle contracted in the worst way I have ever experienced. I shot up and was breathing super heavy and saying AH AH cramp cramp cramp! Of course, my hysterics woke Jerry up who was helpless except to remind me not to try and stand up because I would fall over. This morning my leg still hurts, even after a warm bath and sort of feels like there is a rock in my calf.
I know this sort of thing happens in pregnancy, I just had no idea how bad it hurt. This made me consider some things.
A) I am now doubting my ability to cope with pain because I have never reacted like that and this was only a leg cramp
B) I need to know how to make this go away next time. Everything I tried did nothing and I just had to wait it out which was essentially like letting someone pour boiling water on me.
C) I have been eating bananas all week, which “they” say helps ward them off. Any other ideas?