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Hi smackliet,

This is not typical FM. Is there any chance you were having a febrile seizure?

Dehydration is not uncommon in fever, and electrolytes can become low. Low mineral/electrolyte levels (sodium, potassium, mag, cal) can contribute to shaking & spasming.

If I were you, I'd ask for an electrolyte screen & also for an ACTH stim test. An adrenal malfunction or deficiency sometimes manifests during crisis situations.
Unfortunately you're not likely to get the stim test, but you can always ask. And even if your electrolytes are in range, it might not be a bad idea to keep drinking juice, broth, etc. when you next get a fever, to see if that might avert a repeat.

Best wishes.