Lately when I have been in bed laying flat on

Patient : Lately when I have been in bed laying flat on my back (legs straight...asleep or awake) I get a sharp quick stab in the same exact area...I feel the stab on the outside of my right thigh (it feels about the size of a pencil eraser) and then instantly the majority of the area begins to intensely burn and go numb. Rubbing the area while it burns doesn't really help the burning bit it gives me something to do during the 5-10 miniutes of burning. when it stops it just...stops. it doesn't gradually stop...it just guits burning. It happened the first time about a month ago then again Wednesday then again on Thursday...actually twice on Thursday...the first time was 5:18am then again at 7:42 am. It only happens when I'm on bed laying flat on my back and only when I'm asleep (it wakes me up the instant the one quick stab occurs). Usually the numbness goes away during the following day...but it's still numb...since Thursday. The numbness is on the outside of my thigh about an inch from the top, about 2 inches from my knee, about 2 inches from the bottom and about 3-4 inches from my right bitt cheek (pretty much the majority of the outside of my right thigh). Sometimes I feel a slight tingly cold feeling in the spot where the stab hits and if I rub it lightly it goes away.
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