I had some kind of vascular / blood pressure related incident last night that scared me and my GF pretty badly, and I'm wondering if others on here have problems with fainting - actually fall-on-the-floor-fainting - after getting up at night?
Last night I got stuck sleeping between my GF and my dog, which meant I pretty much HAD to sleep only on my left side to fit on the bed. I woke up, wanted to flip over, couldn't, went back to sleep .... then was woken up a short time later by my left calf muscle cramping up horribly (which has never happened to me before). It was rock hard and painful.
I leapt out of the bed to try to walk it off, went to the bathroom and urinated - and then suddenly almost totally lost consciousness, falling to the bathroom floor. (I don't think I was light-headed beforehand but maybe I just didn't notice due to the pain in my calf?)
(something similar to this has happened before: http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-57728-f ... html#57728
I didn't ever totally lose consciousness, just control of my body. It took several minutes to recover, unlike a normal faint, which clears up in seconds in my experience.
Afterward, I seemed mostly OK but my pupils were both quite large and I couldn't seem to make them shrink, even by staring directly at a 150 watt lightbulb at close range.
I want to believe that I just had a new MS symptom (leg spasm), got up too fast and fainted as a result ... but I wonder if I may have had a TIA, or some other neurological event?
I had an MRV scan @ Stanford that didnt see anything, but I have long suspected something is amiss with my blood pressure (when I was first having MS symptoms I was convinced it was a blood pressure problem due to the way my blood would just pound in my head when I took a hot bath ...)
I'm going to write up what happened and email my neuro, but he is a MS specialist who pretty much brushes off much of what I tell him that doesn't fit his auto-immune pharma-treated paradigm, so ....
Anyone else faint? Could transient cramping/seized muscles of MS be not from nerve damage, but from low blood oxygen? Other thoughts?