My name is Julie and I'm a 21 year old college student. I'm a very athletic person as I am on the softball team at my college and I work out regularly. Recently, whenever I go for a run, not even a half mile in I start experiencing a really bad cramp usually under the right side of my diaphragm. It gets so bad that it hinders by breathing and I have to stop running. I push on the spot and try to stretch it but it doesn't go away. I don't eat right before I run and I stretch very well. I thought it was because I needed more calcium or potassium so I increased my intake of bananas and milk but it hasn't seemed to help. It's really annoying and has become very frustrating because I can't get my normal work out in. If you have any ideas why this is may be happening, that would be great. Thank you!
I would suggest cutting back on the speed that you run and also trying a good calcium and magnesium supplement.