I must have woken up about 2-ish and felt a bit so-so. I lay there a minute and it started to come on. Now my big spasms occur around my groin, pelvis, hips, lumbar region, you get the gist. The pain comes on gradually and it gets more and more and more intense. Its so bad that I'm starting to breath heavily and my skin starts to prickle like I'm breaking out into a sweat. What I do is hook my arm under my legs and bring my knees up to my chin. This helps a bit I find because when you are in this position it opens up your spinal canal a little. There is also something comforting in this position as its like you are making yourself really small against something very unpleasant. To me it feels as if someone has a drill to my buttocks and is pulling my pelvis apart at the same time.Its very very hard to describe with any accuracy. As I have had a child this is far worse than giving birth ever was, take it from me this is absolutely the very worst it could be and ever has been. To be honest the pain is so bad I'm surprised I can stand it, any longer than the couple of minutes it seems is and Id probably be throwing up, I just want it to stop so very very much, please make it pass quickly, I cannot take it any longer. I can only lie there crying out in pain for probably about 3 minutes or so, and then it passes as rapidly as it came on. This is the only time I truly think I suffer.
Treatment for this takes the form of a drug called Baclofen. Its the most popular antispasmodic and seems to work pretty well in most people. I'm sure it works fine in me as I don't have this as often as I could. For those who are plagued with very bad spasms you can have something called a Intrathecal Baclofen pump. This is put into your abdomen and then delivers small doses of Baclofen straight to the spinal cord area. Its ok don't panic, I'm nowhere near going to have this done, I probably never will , but its just something I have to put up with for now and the future. I'm hopeful that the frequency of these episodes will diminish in time.