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Re: is it
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2016, 08:47:55 am »
As can be seen by the remedies and preventive solutions offered on this thread and the previous one on the same subject, there is no absolute answer here.  Certainly, the issue of good hydration and available electrolytes is part of it.  But there is no one equation to help each of us every day from cramps, and there's no perfect solution once they occur.  So drink a lot of fluids,  replace those electrolytes, and pay attention to your body when you're working hard in hot weather.
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Re: is it
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2016, 05:42:02 pm »
doctorb..Well said Sir...pretty much sums it right up.
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Re: is it
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2016, 07:56:09 pm »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, FirewoodFactory.  Now tell us about your firewood factory.   ;D
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Re: is it
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2016, 10:09:20 pm »
The only sure fire way to avoid dehydration and cramps is to stay inside by the AC and drink iced tea. :)
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Re: is it
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2016, 10:45:20 pm »
Hijacked content: Magicman, I have no firewood factory.  It's a joke where I work in a resaw mill and what can't be recovered is sold as firewood.    Sometimes I get a stack that makes me feel that way.

Relevant content:. As the season progresses one should adapt and not lose so much salt when they sweat.  Sure you lose it, but not like in the first weeks.  Persevere the perspiration pains!
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Re: is it
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2016, 09:32:51 am »
I take a few glugs of Gatorade and chase it with water.  Overloading with the pure stuff will/can make you  steve_smiley
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Re: is it
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2016, 11:13:52 am »
Every so often I will wake to a cramping leg.  Major hurt!
An old carpenter friend who did a lot of roofing work said when he would get leg cramps he would drink some pickle juice, preferably dill pickle juice.  I thought he was kidding until I tried it one night.  After hobbling to the refer I drank some juice from a jar of dill relish.  The cramp went away immediately.  I keep a jar of just the dill pickle juice in the refer now for just such moments.
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Re: is it
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2016, 08:05:18 pm »
A few years ago I ended up in ER in the middle of the night with chest pain that wouldn't ease up.  Blood test indicated I was way low on potassium, caused cramps in my chest.  Now take one, 10mg morning and evening and cleared up.  And seems to be a very short term effect and cure.  I recently took them late afternoon rather then late evening and ended up with leg cramps during the night.
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Re: is it
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2016, 09:53:43 pm »
thank for all the replays I have been drinking 2 qts of Gatorade a day(against better judgment  :) ) and 2 bananas for lunch and 2gal of water a day and things seem to be going ok so far have to watch drinking to much Gatorade don't want the hives again  was talking to a doc friend and he said I may have had a reaction to the blue #1 that's in Gatorade he said lot of people get the hives from it  ??? :-\

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Re: is it
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2016, 01:57:33 pm »
My leg cramps disappeared a few weeks ago I have been doing a shot of pickle juice when I leave in the morning .  I have always hydrared properly and eat bananas. Some athletes also drink pickle juice before working out . Thanks for the info guys stay safe in this weather.
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