Facial tingling/skin sensitivity?

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Jenny R.
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   Posted 9/20/2006 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone ever get facial tingling before, during, or after there migraine?  Doc seems to think that this is the cause of the tingling that I have on the left side of my face.  My brain MRI was normal in April, I do get headaches, but the facial tingling is there almost everyday. He seems to think that these are auras w/o migraine in between attacks.  Any thoughts are appreciated.  BTW, my mother and her father have be migraine sufferers since they were young.  Mine just started about 8 years ago at the age of 28.  I also get little tingling feelings when wearing clothing , something called increased central sensitization.  Thank you.  Oh forgot, neuro said to try a med like, Elavil, Topomax, Nadodol,or Neurotin to try to break the cycle, this is also supposed to help with the facial tingling. 

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   Posted 9/20/2006 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, I do sometimes. I get both the tingling and/or facial pain in the temple area.

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   Posted 9/23/2006 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jenny,
I saw a doctor for exactly the same problem a few years ago. I suffer from migraines from my lupus but had this weird feeling on my face. it was like a spider crawling across it. There were also spots on my face which felt like a burning red hot match. I also had these tingling and burning inside my mouth, on the tongue and roof. The doctor told me it was something called facial migraine. Like you, no actual migraine in the head. Still not sure though?? I would be interested to hear any one elses thoughts on this.
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Jenny R.
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   Posted 9/23/2006 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Lion00, did a neuro or PCP tell you this?  I never heard of this.  If someone has Lupus do they have normal brain MRI, or does it show at all on a MRI?  I guess there are also blood tests for this also.  Is that what I have heard as ANA?  Thanks so much for the comment. 

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   Posted 9/23/2006 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jenni, I was told this by the neuro. My Brain MRI was normal. My lupus is slightly different than the norm as my ANA is negative. Not all lupus shows a positive ANA (although most do). Do you have any other symptoms or strange things happening? I have suffered migraines since I was a child and have been ill with other strange things since the age of 15, although now I know they were the lupus. Like you, I don't get migraines every day, but most days get the tingling and burning. it's really annoying isn't it! Anything you want to ask please feel free.
My father and brother also suffers from Migraines.
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Jenny R.
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   Posted 9/23/2006 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
lion00, I only have these weird feelings on my face, they seemed to have diminished a good bit since starting PT for my neck.  I do get those same feelings though when I have clothes that rub against my skin, especially on the upper legs, arms sometimes, and back.  Its really weird, cause as soon as I pull my clothing away from my skin, it stops.  The facial tingling only lasts a few seconds, and I might not feel it again for hours, but it usually presents itself just about everyday, some days more, some days less.  I do have the family history of migraines.  From what I have read, they can happen when your young, but it affects young people with stomach pains, I did have alot of stomach problems as a child, maybe it means something, I dunno.  Besides those weird feelings I feel pretty good.  I just have to stop worrying I guess and start taking a migraine preventative med, my neuro said these will help with these strange feelings too.  Thank you so much for the info.  Wouldn't it be great to be migraine free, forever? Jen

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   Posted 9/23/2006 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jenny-

I get numbness and tingling sometimes during a migraine, usually the more severe ones. I also have it just off and on without a migraine. It could be side effects from meds. Talk to your dr or buy a pill handbook. I have one and it has been the best purchase.


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   Posted 9/26/2006 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I also get 'tingling' migraines - sometimes in lieu of a full painful onslaught. My doc said it is facial parathesis (numbness) instead of migraine pain - basically it's a migraine which causes facial numbing instead of the blindingly painful standard migraine (although it can also accompany pain). In my case, it precedes pain so I take my preventative migraine med (relpax) at the intial onset as I want to make sure it doesn't develop into heavy pain.
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