- Reply by gregt, Nov 24, 2013.
Eyeviator - did you read the thread?
Wine does NOT cause leg cramps, no matter when you drink it.
Here's something from Hilton Head Medical Center:
If you have cramps after alcohol, it can be because you got dehydrated from the alcohol. Make sure that you drink a lot of water through the day. And as others have said, it's basically a result of an electrolyte imbalance, so make sure you eat well - i.e. not junk food.
- Reply by eyeviator, Nov 24, 2013.
I have read the posts back to 2010 and too many other persons have linked the cramps to red wine while not having them with other forms of alcohol. I will experiment on my own to see if the red wine theory holds for me.
I have read from other sources about calcium and magnesium depletion also being a factor. I do drink plenty of water and seldom ever eat junk food.
- Reply by Aisha Lockhart, Dec 18, 2013.
This used to happen to me as well. I found that the red wine flushes out the magnesium from the muscles causing the cramps. Trying having some hot chocolate before bed to replenish some magnesium stores. P.S. I drinks lots of water during the day, this did not make a difference.