For the past 4 nights, I have had some terrible bouts of leg cramps. I drink 3-4 bottles of water a day. I take a multi-vitamin each morning. I eat a balanced diet. After the 1st bout I even went out and bought a few bananas and have been eating one daily. I've even been using (a bit of) real salt instead of my usual "NO SALT". The covers are loose on the bed. I get the cramps in the calves, as well as, behind the shins and also in my feet. Walking/stretching does not relieve the cramps...only ice packs work. I'm going to add a vitamin E and a mineral suppliment tonight. Anyone have any other ideas???? Thanks Edited to add: This morning I have BAD lower back pain (L4-L5) with pain radiating thru hips to upper thighs.