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Im new to being vegan (not even a week yet) Its been very easy to give up meat and dairy actually but i keep getting neck cramps at night for the past 2 days. Any idea of what i might be missing from things like dairy that i need to replace? I was never much of a meat eater.

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    Posted by JuliaCatherine at 02/25/08 08:54:30

    Anyone else have this happen to them?

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    Posted by Tatiana at 02/25/08 13:46:40

    Some people get cramping (in general) when they are lacking in some electrolytes. It's hard to say as I don't know exactly how you are eating but you may want to make sure you diet is balanced (I'd suggest going to see a dietitian and check in with your doctor) and possibly start a vegan multivitamin with mineral in the meantime.

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    Posted by peanut at 02/26/08 00:46:10

    maybe more potassium? try eating bananas or dried apricots.?? like tatiana said, don't know what u r eating. do you drink coffee? do you drink enough h2o?

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    Posted by JuliaCatherine at 02/26/08 06:23:14

    I have been trying to hit all foods. Beans, fruits, vegetables even a bit of soy (soymilk and tofu) I dont drink coffee, i drink teas (mainly green) I have increased my water intake to a full 64 oz a day. From probably only 40oz. That could be it maybe. I also have always taken b complex with a bit of C.

    Yesterday i switched waters to a water with 'minerals' and no neck cramping last night. Although i did have my bf rub it a bit so that could have helped. It feels a bit tight so im thinking it could just be stress. I dont know. If it keeps up i will look into seeing a dietitian.

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    Posted by Katylynn2000 at 05/08/08 07:53:34

    How is the cramping going?

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    Posted by KellyVeganGirl at 06/18/08 19:50:33

    Not getting enough calcium, potassium, and magnesiun can cause cramping.

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