Sudden BURNING pain on outer thigh while sleeping!

I was sleeping last night and was woken from a dead sleep by an extreme hot pain on my outer right thigh.

It felt as though something was holding a flame to my skin. I woke up and jumped out of bed yelling "Fire! Fire! Im on fire!". I started looking for a spider or something that could have bitten me. After jumping up and walking around for few minutes as the pain subsided a little. It was awful!!! Also the pain started to go down my leg to the ankle but then went away after about an hour.

I looked in the mirror expecting to see a rash or a huge blister, or a wound and there was nothing there.

The fire pain went from the top of my leg to the knee. It was very hot and painful to touch. That area was still stinging and warm afterwards for a long time and still felt tender this morning.

There is no outward sign that anything happened. This morning I did feel some lower back pain but not real bad.

Today... its 4:30pm now Im having some far upper back pain and some pain on the skin on my leg again. Last night the leg-skin-pain was a level 18 out of 10. Today its a 1 1/2 out of 10. The neck and uperback pain is hot and its about a 2 1/2.

Is it my back? I have had back pain for years but nothing serious.

Does this ever happen to other people?? Im a little worried about this happening again. I have Kaiser and they dont cover Chiropractor. Should I go to the doctor for this? What is this?

Posted By Denise M. on September 07, 2008 at 19:37:58:

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