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    • Eat more bananas!!!  Potassium is supposed to help charlie horse cramps!
    • I too get earth shattering charliehorses in my calves and hamstring.....worst when I've had a lazy day...don't know why... The  best thing to do is walk them out....but also taking magnesium has really helped them come few and far between. D  
    • Hi soccer, I see you mentioned charliehorses, and it was interesting to me. About 3 years in for me, and I am suddenly getting them in my hamstrings and calves all the time. They are not crippling (yet anyway) but concerning. I can usually massage them away. Did you find anything that helped ease or eliminate them?
    • hello, I've visited this forum many times, but this is my first post. I am 38 years old and have been dealing with a tremor for over 5 years now but had stopped getting treatment for two years because I had my two youngest daughters who are now 3 and 4. I recently returned to the first DR. I seen back in 2012 and was diagnosed on 3/13/17 although PD is what the Dr.s were leaning towards I kind of been ignoring it for all these years not in denial just not really taking it serious I guess. Now that it has progressed and I have so many more symptoms I realized I have to take care of myself and my daughters. My two oldest are 14 and 18, they have been helping me out a lot now that things have been getting harder for me. So far my symptoms and tremor have only been affecting my left side. I will start physical therapy next week and try to find time to workout as I've seen a lot of you do. I still work full time 9-5 as a bookkeeper but because of my symptoms my work performance has been slipping. There are also days where I am just very fatigued, depressed, sore or just don't feel like getting up or going to work that are also affecting my job. My job is aware I am being treated by a Dr for a medical issue but I have not told them for what. So far they have been understanding though as I've been with the company for almost 13 years now. I've been taking meds for the last two years now but was taking them here and there cause they made me very nauseous. I started back on meds last week so I hope I will see some results now that I plan to be consistent with them. Hopefully things will start to get better and I will feel more myself. Sorry for the long post just wanted to share a little bit about myself with you guys. Hope to talk to some of you soon.
    • My mom is the same way at home.  She sleeps and eats and sleeps and eats.   I wish she could be more active like watch TV with me or play cards or go out and people watch but she won't.    There are probably things your family would like you to do too but if the interest is not there or the ability is gone then you don't have much choice but leave it alone.  It is probably progression of the disease on the brain.   I always compare this to invasion of the body snatchers.  It's them but it's not them anymore.    
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