Optifast and muscle cramps?

KarenKim
on 3/1/18 11:03 pm - Courtice, Canada
RNY on 03/19/18

I'm just about done day 3 of opti and am experiencing muscle cramps in my calves as I walk. Is this normal? Any advice, thanks!

Otherwise, I'm actually enjoying the Opti so far, especially now that my 7 year old has stopped offering me food!

Karen

5'4" - HW: 264 SW: 241.5

TWH: Referral - Feb. '17, Orientation - June '17, Transfer to Guelph - January 25, '18 - Surgeon - February 26, '18 - Surgery- March 19, '18 with Dr. Bhojani

LeslieCL
on 3/2/18 2:25 am

You might need some magnesium. If I get a cramp I have some of the "calm" brand magnesium powder. Not too much though or you'll be in the bathroom. Are you taking your vitamins?

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

KarenKim
on 3/2/18 4:03 am - Courtice, Canada
RNY on 03/19/18

I have not been taking my vitamins, I just thought of them as post-op, not sure why. I usually just take my regular meds and my Vitamin D.

Thanks,

Karen

5'4" - HW: 264 SW: 241.5

TWH: Referral - Feb. '17, Orientation - June '17, Transfer to Guelph - January 25, '18 - Surgeon - February 26, '18 - Surgery- March 19, '18 with Dr. Bhojani

northernga1
on 3/2/18 4:14 am - Elliot Lake, Canada

are you drinking enough water? maybe its from being slightly dehydrated?

Referral Feb 14 2014; Orientation July 30 2014; 1 on 1's Feb 17, 2015; Pre op May 27 2015; Surgery date June 16, 2015

                        

KarenKim
on 3/2/18 4:39 am - Courtice, Canada
RNY on 03/19/18

I wouldn't think so. I've been averaging almost 3 litres a day. I drink 20 ounces as soon as I get up then 20 ounces after each shake. I figured I should drink lots to keep everything moving.

5'4" - HW: 264 SW: 241.5

TWH: Referral - Feb. '17, Orientation - June '17, Transfer to Guelph - January 25, '18 - Surgeon - February 26, '18 - Surgery- March 19, '18 with Dr. Bhojani

LeslieCL
on 3/2/18 5:11 am

3 litres of water a day is a lot without the vitamins and minerals. It can mess up your chemical balance which will make your muscles cramp. Vitamins and magnesium stat! Also if you're feeling light headed, I'd have a half glass of orange juice or my nurse said 5 lifesavers!

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

oneatatime
on 3/2/18 5:28 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Lol @ your 7 year old offering you food. Too cute.

I was going to ask abou****er intake too... sounds like you're getting a lot.

Mare you walking more than you used to?

Maybe just try rubbing a cream like Voltaren on your calves and see if that helps.

Good luck!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5 / M10 -2.5 / M11 -2.5 / M12 +2 / M13 -5.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

LeslieCL
on 3/2/18 6:48 am

Voltaren was on my forbidden list. I was told it causes a rise in blood pressure.

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

oneatatime
on 3/2/18 7:49 am
RNY on 09/01/17

The nurse prac at TWH was fine with it. Orange juice and life savers and any other sugar (or any food for that matter) were forbidden while on Opti.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5 / M10 -2.5 / M11 -2.5 / M12 +2 / M13 -5.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

LeslieCL
on 3/2/18 8:17 am

I guess we all get different advice so the best thing is to call your own centre.

The cramps could be caused by an imbalance of some sort, I'm just offering my experience at what might help based on advice I was given

At Humber I was told lifesavers (5 at a time which I thought was overkill) if I felt light headed at any time pre or post surgery and voltaren (which I loved) is a NSAID and I was sad when told I had to stop using it.

Peace

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

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