Facial paresthesias

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AZez15
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   Posted 10/7/2017 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had daily facial paresthesias for about four months now. It's mostly at night actually - with no distinct pattern. Usually around my forehead but creeps up to the top of my skull, sometimes around the back. I used to have issues with migraines, but I haven't had any real bad headaches for months now - but the paresthesias is still there.2 CTs and one MRIs were clear. I did have some degenerative disc issues in my cervical spine and do frequently have neck pain. The orthopedic didn't seem to think it was related....though who knows.

I went to a new neurologist who put me on gamapentin and asked me to get an MRA. We do have one family member (grandfather) who died of a cerebral aneurysm before I was born, so he wanted to rule it out- though I would think this would've been caught on one of two MRIs? maybe not. He was also curious if one of my vertebral arteries (which is bigger than another), is possibly pushing upon a nerve. He also prescribed 400 mg per day of riboflavin. I kept repeating that my headaches were few and far between these days - and they have no pattern. Sometimes they're tension, other times icepick, other times in the back, sometimes in the front.

My jaw also cracks a lot. So does my neck.

I also happen to have bad anxiety and am wondering if there is a connection. For example, when I went to the neurologist, I could feel the facial tingling, but I hadn't had it all day that day. I didn't mention it to the neurologist because I also didn't want to be dismissed but maybe I should've because now I am waiting on the MRA results with dread.

Anyone else experience facial paresthesias with migraines or with anxiety?

Post Edited (AZez15) : 10/7/2017 6:31:11 PM (GMT-6)


BnotAfraid
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   Posted 10/8/2017 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
AZ,

If my auras are overly active on a particular day. I have pain and auras daily.

I will what I call the 'creepy crawlies'. this is not in my face however. it travels along the Trigeminal nerve on both sides on my head..

Peace
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Buster1
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   Posted 10/24/2017 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had something similar for quite some time.

My right temple and corner of my eye have a tingle, and it sometimes radiates back along to above my right ear. Sometimes it feel like a sunburn, sometimes it feels like a tingle or ant walking on my scalp/temple.

For me, this all started two years ago when I started undergoing Hormone (Testosterone) therapy. During that time I also began a regimen of daily vitamins, due some low levels of vitamin D the docs found. So I just started taking men's one a days, plus a couple others (fish oils, Lysine, etc) at times.

Same as you, been having tests for 9 months, MRIs, blood work, viral checks, etc and they can't find anything. Started seeing a neurologist and they believe I had too much Vitamin B1 and B6 in my system. They found my levels were quite high. I discontinued the vitamins entirely and do believe I have found some improvement, though it's not entirely gone.

I do think it was the "overdose" and toxicity of the B1/B6 in my system, there is some documentation on that my neuro discussed with me. But I also wonder if it is due to hormonal levels changing?

Lastly, I have found some relief with the essential oil Marjoram. I'm a fairly conservative guy and thought essential oils were all hokus pokus and goofy witchcraft...but it really helps me!

Good luck.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 10/24/2017 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Buster so glad you found something that helps you!
Thanks for sharing.
Peace
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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