Who knew COFFEE would be a remedy for my leg pain?????

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Mama G
Mama G Member Posts: 762
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
i haven't drank any coffee in months and after not sleeping a couple nights in a row because of my leg cramps/pain (supposedly from the arimidex) I had a cup and the pain went away within 5 min. I've been drinking about a half cup every time it starts now and it works every time. I even had to get up from bed twice and make a quick cup, and luckily was able to fall back asleep after the coffee. Probably because of the total exhaustion from not being able to sleep for about 2 weeks now....

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  • MyTurnNow
    MyTurnNow Member Posts: 2,686 Member
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    Whatever it takes to
    Whatever it takes to alleviate the pain, I say go for it. I've read in the news recently that coffee is actually good for you. Now, that may change tomorrow. I'm glad you have found some relief.

    P.S. I like your new pic!!
  • sbmly53
    sbmly53 Member Posts: 1,522
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    Mama G,
    I'm happy that you found something that helps. And it tastes so good, too!

    I think about you often and pray for better days.

    Sue
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
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    MyTurnNow said:

    Whatever it takes to
    Whatever it takes to alleviate the pain, I say go for it. I've read in the news recently that coffee is actually good for you. Now, that may change tomorrow. I'm glad you have found some relief.

    P.S. I like your new pic!!

    I have never heard of this,
    I have never heard of this, but, I am really happy that coffee worked for you Mama G!
  • carkris
    carkris Member Posts: 4,553 Member
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    sbmly53 said:

    Mama G,
    I'm happy that you found something that helps. And it tastes so good, too!

    I think about you often and pray for better days.

    Sue

    and no side effects Yay!

    and no side effects Yay!
  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member
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    carkris said:

    and no side effects Yay!

    and no side effects Yay!

    MamaG .. I am sure you've tried this .. but, have you
    tried putting soap bars under your sheets to help alleviate leg cramping . . . . This has helped me with my ongoing charlie horses, my mom and several WARRIORS here on our site.

    Insomina .. sucks, I still occassionally have bouts .. in 3's .. 3 days of sleep, 3 days of no sleep .. chemo has finished, but my insomina has not. I hate it, I want to jump out my 2nd floor window, get injured and have a doctor put me into a induced coma -- 2 weeks will do it! It's exhausting trying to find ways to put myself to sleep! Best of luck .. and continued success with coffee.

    Peace, sleep and Love,

    Vicki Sam
  • carkris
    carkris Member Posts: 4,553 Member
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    VickiSam said:

    MamaG .. I am sure you've tried this .. but, have you
    tried putting soap bars under your sheets to help alleviate leg cramping . . . . This has helped me with my ongoing charlie horses, my mom and several WARRIORS here on our site.

    Insomina .. sucks, I still occassionally have bouts .. in 3's .. 3 days of sleep, 3 days of no sleep .. chemo has finished, but my insomina has not. I hate it, I want to jump out my 2nd floor window, get injured and have a doctor put me into a induced coma -- 2 weeks will do it! It's exhausting trying to find ways to put myself to sleep! Best of luck .. and continued success with coffee.

    Peace, sleep and Love,

    Vicki Sam

    Well you see the lengths
    Well you see the lengths Michael Jackson went to cure insomnia? I suffer from that as well, so far nothing yet has worked. I tried Melatonin and elavil. NEXT!!!
  • DebbyM
    DebbyM Member Posts: 3,289 Member
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    VickiSam said:

    MamaG .. I am sure you've tried this .. but, have you
    tried putting soap bars under your sheets to help alleviate leg cramping . . . . This has helped me with my ongoing charlie horses, my mom and several WARRIORS here on our site.

    Insomina .. sucks, I still occassionally have bouts .. in 3's .. 3 days of sleep, 3 days of no sleep .. chemo has finished, but my insomina has not. I hate it, I want to jump out my 2nd floor window, get injured and have a doctor put me into a induced coma -- 2 weeks will do it! It's exhausting trying to find ways to put myself to sleep! Best of luck .. and continued success with coffee.

    Peace, sleep and Love,

    Vicki Sam

    Very glad that you found
    Very glad that you found something to help. The bar of soap under the sheets has helped a lot. I haven't needed that yet. LOL


    Hope your doing well Mama,


    Debby
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
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    Glad you are sleeping
    Glad you are sleeping better, MamaG. And thanks for sharing your remedy. You, like Chen and Meena and Heidi and all of the sisters in battle for the second or more time, give hope to everyone with your courage and resilience.

    Enjoy catching up on your sleep!
  • Megan M
    Megan M Member Posts: 3,000
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    Moopy23 said:

    Glad you are sleeping
    Glad you are sleeping better, MamaG. And thanks for sharing your remedy. You, like Chen and Meena and Heidi and all of the sisters in battle for the second or more time, give hope to everyone with your courage and resilience.

    Enjoy catching up on your sleep!

    So happy that coffee is
    So happy that coffee is helping you! I am surprised it doesn't keep you awake, but, glad it isn't.

    Take care of yourself Mama G,


    Megan
  • cahjah75
    cahjah75 Member Posts: 2,631
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    Mama G
    so glad that you found coffee works for your leg cramps. I do not drink coffee. I am a tea drinker and because I have sleep apnea my dr has told me to drink decaf/herbal only. It also helps keep the bp down. I have not really had any insomnia but I'm sure it's awful. On the other hand I do get toe, foot and leg cramps. A bar of soap sits inside my sheets at the bottom but doesn't help much. My rheumatologist advised me to drink 1 glass of diet tonic water (has quinine) an hour before bed. When the cramps start I have to get up and stomp on my foot!
    Char