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Basically I call it that-\"Midnight Cramps.\" I have had it since about 30 for 15 years now. At first, I thought it constipation. As it turned out, over the years, it just couldn't be that. I may have had an episode early in my youth but not totally sure. Never spoke to a doctor til now. Always thought it would go away. Never did. 99% of my episodes are in the middle of the night. It wakes me up. The pain gets slowly escalates and until it reaches it's most excruciating and then subsides. If you have ever had a leg cramp, it feels like that only in your bottom. Muscles seem to be contracting and a strong massage pushing deep into the skin around the area is somewhat of a relief. I tried totally muscular relaxation and that seemed to work somewhat. I tried moving about and knee bends but nothing. It is a horrible pain. It can last anywhere between 2-3 minutes to 30 minutes which seem like an eternity. Spoke to my doc and he didn't really know the cause but stressed eating fiber and staying away from peanuts. I can't renounce from peanuts as I am an addict in that respect.
I wish everyone on this board well. It feels good to share this secret with others. Since my conversation with my doctor I have come out of the closet. I have shared this pain with my daughter, wife and ex. I have also opened up here on this board. It had always been something mysterious and aggravating potentially very serious ailment. I always hoped it would go away on its own. It was also somewhat embarrassing to speak to someone about it.
Will try the heat. God, I hope it helps.
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