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I woke up to full body cramp, conscious blackout, and sweating. Does anyone know the cause of this?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 27, 2014
  • 00:29 PM

So what happened was that I was sleeping and woke up to what felt like a cramp that went from my right ankle to the back of my neck. When I woke up, I was already in a conscious blackout, my body temperature was very high, and I was sweating. I was conscious enough to sit up and swing my legs over so I was sitting on the edge of my bed. From what I remember, I think my ankle was tilted in a funny position and when I pivoted it back to normal the pain receded starting from my ankle and ending at the back of my neck, leaving me with only a stiff neck (feels like the kind you get from sitting at the computer too long). I've experienced these symptoms before but on separate occasions...I've woken up to leg/toe cramps on multiple occasions but the pain I felt was isolated to that area and usually I just get up and walk around a bit to stretch out the muscles and I'm back to normal. I've experienced the conscious blackouts, high heat, and sweating before when I ate too much dairy (I'm mildly lactose intolerant) and I had a stomach ache pain so intense that I faded into a conscious blackout with the high body temperature and sweating. For this occasion, when the pain was finally gone and I was no longer blacked out, I was sitting gripping the edge of my bed, hunched over, holding my right foot out. My theory is that I happened to be sleeping in a position that pulled a muscle that affected nerves that ran throughout the length of my body. I feel fine now (it's been about a couple hours) and only have a slightly stiff neck. I've never heard of this happening to anyone before. Anyone have any ideas?

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