The first attack came five years ago. I had the worst case of cramp I can recall.
The whole of my left side was convulsed in an agonizing pain that lasted for several minutes, and left me bed bound.
The cramp returned this week with a vengeance - with my declining health over the years, the nerves and muscles have been weakened and this attack has not passed after three days. I am still in a lot of pain and can't get to sleep.