View Full Version : 3rd pregnancy, strange things w/ body
03-09-2008, 03:51 PM
Normal? My left thumb started twitching about 5 days ago, about every 30 seconds. I don't know why. Also, the muscle on the back of my knee on the left side seems to cramp/tighten up every once in a while. With my 1st two pregnancies, I would get charlie horses in my calves, but that was no big deal. This other stuff is new. . . Also with this pregnancy and not the other two was HORRIBLE all day sickness. Thank god, I'm 18 weeks and it's subsided.
04-11-2008, 09:25 PM
This sounds like dehydration to me. If you can, drink a lot of water. The more you drink, the lesser the cramping should be. I could barely drink a half cup of water a day when I was pregnant and I had the same symptoms you're having. I would wake up in the night with terrible cramps in my legs.
04-11-2008, 11:07 PM
thank you! I would have never thought of that, and my dr. didn't suggest it when I told her. It's been better lately, but I will definitely try to drink more and see if it improves.
04-24-2008, 05:17 AM
You might also be low in potassium. Cramps are often caused by a lack of potassium, resulting in an electrytic imbalance.
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