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I am a 17 year old athlete. I play football, baseball, and love lifting weights. I have been dealing with exercise associated muscle cramps for years. When I was younger it was usually just after tough practices in which I ran a lot and then tried to go to the pool to swim. Now I have a serious problem with cramping after halftime at my football games. I have done it all: Gatorlytes, pedialyte, pickle juice, mustard, gallons of water, magnesium/potassium/coQ10 and nothing works. I always cramp up in the 3rd quarter. It used to be where I could take a pill of Robaxin aka Methocarbamol and the cramps would go away and I can continue. This no longer works either. I even took two (one at halftime, one when I started cramping) and it didn't work. I am a pretty heavy sweater but I drink so much that I have to run to the bathroom during games and I still cramp. I usually cramp up in the hamstrings or quads but it often goes to other muscles such as the triceps and abs. I went to the doctor and have run multiple blood tests and even saw the neurologist for muscle tests. Everything seems normal. I understand that cramps aren't always caused by electrolyte deficiency or dehydration. I just want to know if anyone has any thing that works for them or could help.
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