It seems that with me, eating either cooked or raw onions prior to sleep will trigger a leg cramp in 4 hours. If I than take two (2) OTC Potassium pills they eventually alieviate the pain. I also note that the cramps are reactive to quantity. Small qty: cramp from foot to shin, lg qty: shin to thigh.
Hi, with reference to onions causing cramps (& other reactions), I found the following information, that you might be interested in... : )
You are more likely to be allergic to the raw version rather than cooked
**The allergy is due to the body reacting to proteins in the onion**
Your body then produces too much Histamine making you feel unwell (& can cause cramps)
Antihistamine is the most common cure.
Symptoms are usually mild and an inconvenience rather than serious.
Potassium is the best cure for cramps, but it is better to add it in to you regular diet rather than take supplements. Eat green vegetables, banana's, etc...
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