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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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Re: is it
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2017, 06:32:52 am »
My leg cramps came back a few days ago . I have not done anything yet to prevent the leg cramps. Today I will try pickle juice again.
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Re: is it
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2017, 09:56:17 am »
 I eat bananas and dilute the gatorade 1/2 and 1/2 with water.I also have large juice bottles of water on each piece of equipment.
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Re: is it
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2017, 04:33:01 pm »
What exactly is in the pickle juice that helps us?  I know the salt is probably helpful, but is the vinegar doing something too?

I remember haying and picking rock on brutal hot summer days in my teens.  We would keep a bottle of salt pills in the milkhouse and would take 3 of them every load we brought in when we were sucking down the water from the tap in there.
It seemed to keep us energized somehow and was weird but mass quantities of salt and water kept us going the whole day working like crazy people.  Never would have believed it if I hadn't lived it.

Between that and small, light "meals" (a quick sandwich and handful of some nibbles) several times through the day we could outwork anybody around.  It was really something...
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Re: is it
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2017, 05:57:13 pm »
Vinegar is good for the body.

Not a lot, some recommend 1 TableSpoon each morning.

Probably got antioxidants in it, and who knows what else!

Maybe Google "Vinegar Diet"!
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Re: is it
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2017, 07:08:14 pm »
Red,

   I think I'd rather have the cramps than have to drink pickle juice! :(

   When we were vacationing in the jungle or desert we would drink plenty of Gatorade but as mentioned earlier but be sure it is right for you. In some cases I'd get a craving for something like bananas or cantaloupe or extra salt on my food or such and think it was my body telling me what it needed at that time.

   I know when I was in USMC working with recruits at Parris Island they (Our medical team) always told us anyone who was a heat casualty was much more subject to being affected again. At one point we'd even put them in a red T-shirt for PT so the supervisors paid extra attention to them. Of course now we would probably be Shanghai-ed (Also probably not politically correct term any more) for singling them out even though I don't think we ever lost a redshirt to the heat.
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Re: is it
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2017, 07:46:44 pm »
The best remedy I have for cramps is quinine.  Years ago it was specifically prescribed for cramp relief, but now you can't get the pills.  However, it is readily available in Tonic water, available at any grocery store of liquor store.  It will generally stop the cramp in less time that it takes to swig and put the bottle down after drinking it.   :D Maybe just a little more, maybe 30 seconds to a minute.  It's that fast. 

I always have a 6 pack under the counter for leg cramps that pops up in the middle of the night.   
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