I lived with god awful cramps for over 35 years. Went to countless doctors and specialists to no avail in those 35+ years and they tried everything including heavy duty muscle relaxers. Nothing actually helped until about a year ago. When I realized salt was the actual issue or rather lack of salt was the issue. It turned out all I needed was to eat more salt. I always thought I ate to much salt but I was wrong. Turns out active people who work hard and sweat a lot need a LOT more salt in their diet than people who sit.
The really interesting part for me was how I found out I needed more salt. I was sitting here at this table cramping so bad in my chest I thought sure I was going to die. I had my .45 out knocking the dust off from where I carry it everyday. When another round of muscle lockdown started and I’m thinking to myself what the hell do I do now I can NOT keep living like this! I had cramps so bad you could almost see the bones bend. That’s when I heard or sensed or something I need salt. So I picked up the salt grinder and ground some in my hand and put it in my mouth and added water from my glass swished it around and swallowed it down. Within a minute the cramps were easing then they were gone another minute later. Half hour to an hour later they were back with a vengeance. So I did the salt thing again and again in a minute or so and they were easing right off and a minute after that they were gone. So I started googling and figured out salt or lack of salt was the root cause. Since then I eat as much salt as I can stand and hardly ever even get a mild cramp anymore. I did a lot more googling and found out salt with other minerals was best and now only eat pink salt or sea salt.
So to all you folks who listen to your doctors and hardly eat any salt but have a ton of cramps eat some damn salt. I’ll bet your problem will go away like mine did.
After 35 or so years of living with bone bending cramps everyday of my life I found out I just needed to keep eating more salt. I have no idea what it did to my blood pressure and I really do not care. I can live and do things without the excruciating pain anymore as long as I eat plenty of salt. Every once in awhile I still have to add a little extra salt sometimes but soon as I do the cramps are GONE!
For me it turned out I needed to add about one teaspoon of salt to my food in a days time during the hot months. I can and do cut that back during the cooler months when I don’t sweat as hard.