Quinine for muscle cramping

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  1. Cookie

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    I didn't know this so I wondered if others didn't, too. I was at my check up with the doctor today and I was asking him to switch inhalers for me, ( I got asthma) and, this particular one cause leg cramps so badly, I jump up out of bed. Well, he said, he wouldn't change the inhaler, lol, but, he told me to drink a cup of tonic water with quinine before bedtime, it said it would work. So, I stopped at bought 4 bottles for 3 bucks, cheap enough if it works. Thought I would pass it along incase anyone else is suffering with those things.

    I tried the bananas and drinking regular water, and even he said, it wouldn't work. They didn't.
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    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    If bananas did not work then I don't see it as a micro nutrition problem.

    Sounds like you need more stretching exercises.

    A treadmill should help.

    Let us know how the tonic water works. I assume a shot of whiskey is put in it.

    Best Wishes.

    Dr. Don.
  3. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    Try a bar of soap under the sheets. Worked for me.

    John
  4. Cookie

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    I got in the house, sat down, and got a muscle spasm, lol, and then, remember the tonic water with quinine out in the car, so, I hobbled out to get them. I came in and yuk, this stuff is bitter! I got the diet kind, zero calories, a friend, Cass, some know from here, said, " buy the one with the calories it is going to be bitter" but, noooo, I had to not listen. So, I got 4 bottles of very bitter stuff. But, it works I will be glad.

    Now, I got to ask, John are you serious about the soap? I got soap, and, I am a desparate woman with these charlie horses, they are horrible! Not as bad as shingles, but, still..
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  5. Cookie

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    John, you got to try the tonic water with quinine if you get those muscle spasms. This works... I didn't get one at all. This doctor is always spot on, only wrong once in the 15 years I have been going to him.

    http://getquinine.com/quinine/drinking-tonic-water-with-quinine-for-cramps-could-provide-relief/

    How little I know of these things, John, I found this about your soap under the sheets, I can't believe this, but, I will tell you what, I will try it tonite! Lots of folks is saying this works...

    I will not drink the tonic water tonite, and this time try the soap. Thank you.

    http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/legcramp.asp

    I have been reading about the quinine, if you got heart problems it is saying to be careful using it. I think, the tonic water with quinine must have a minute amount in it, for, my oncologist knows of my heart problem and, he still told me to drink a cup of it. I will check with my cardiologist in April at my next apt, but, honestly, it was nice to not to have those charlie horses!
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  6. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    I tried the tonic water but it didn't work for me. But I have a to hear a little story about the soap that I will share with you. May wife was the first to suggest the soap. But me being the skeptic that I am just shrugged it off. After some time passed she asked if I was having any more cramps. At that point I realized I wasn't. With a big smile she said look under your sheets. You guessed it, she had put the soap under their two weeks ago. I have to say it hasn't stopped them completely but I get them far less and not as severe. I have been with this woman for 51 years and she is a keeper.

    John
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    That is great John! I love the story... :) she is tricky. There's alot of people from what I read who swears to God it works. I am game. Thank you for sharing.
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    Tell your wife John, I my got bar of soap in place. lol.
  9. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    It's morning here, how did it go last night with your bar of soap? Hopefully you didn't get any cramps. Forgot to mention that when ever we make a trip with a overnight stay I pack my bar of soap.

    :cool: John
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    That is funny, lol. Question. Does that bar ever wear out? :)

    I did the bar of soap, and I had one cramp. But, just one, and didn't drink the water. I was getting John, 4 to 5 a night.
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  11. jeanrose770

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    Turmeric and Maca Root. Mix both with water and drink daily. Cramps should go away after routine drinking!
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  13. faith virtue

    faith virtue New Member

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    Tonic water worked well for my father's cramps after his stroke.
  14. jeanrose770

    jeanrose770 New Member

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    Maca is a great supplement that you can add to your diet that significantly helps with the muscles cramps, pains, and spasms!
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