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Exercise induced cramps

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 16, 2010
  • 04:29 PM

In 1999, I was racing Mt. Bikes and exercising at an extreme level. Nutrition was good, rest was good and I was in good shape. I started having severe cramps hours after exercising to the point it would incapacitate me. Lasting cramps that would not let up for hours in my quads. This led to me being unable to walk due to pain and cramping..I ended up going to the hospital and then having rhadbo, urinating blood in my urine. Legs swelled up ad stayed in Wake Forest University Medical Hospital for a week. Tissue samples were taken and sent for biopsy checks. Nothing was ever determined. The doctor eventually said that it could possibly be a genetic enzyme deficiency that would not allow my muscles to compete at that level of exercise. I have since suffered minor cases of severe cramps when I exercise strenuously for extended periods of weeks or months. Always after I get done exercsing and time goes by, it is not immediate, a couple days can go by and then they cramp for no reason. I am currently experiencing the same cramps in my calves from running. 4-5 miles a day and if I don't keep running everyday to wear the muscles down, they cramp up. The muscles have recently been cramping continuously again no matter what I do. I take potassium and various other supplements in an effort to prevent this, none of which helps. Any thoughts or similiar occurances?

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