Ok, this is weird...beware!

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   Posted 10/26/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Guys
Ok, so no dx, but still i linger here. ;) As i linger some weird little things just 'happen' and then eventually they usually go away. Here's a new one for me tho. All my symptoms have pretty much been right sided. That said, my right cheek is kind funky lately. It feels 'thick' like when it's numb from the dentist, and i keep biting it on he inside of my mouth. To touch it feels a little numb, but of course i can feel it a little...feel the pressure of the touch i suppose. I can smile and it's the same feeling of numbness from the dentist. Like it's not quite smiling with me. U know? Weird. Anyone ever have this? Nope...not looking for answers as to why....i have pretty much given up on that...just kinda sharing now. It's just so odd! Thanks for reading and any input u guys may have.
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/26/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Rhonda,


Yep, I can relate to this one. After a bunch of weirdness involving the left side of my face, I have numbness on that side which continues to linger. I describe it the same way…like the dentist has numbed me up. While I am pretty used to it at this point, it does become worse at times. I also feel that my face is drooping/lower on that same side, and apparently it actually is (the neuro said I have mild facial drooping on that side). Sometimes my left eyelid droops and my smile becomes a bit lopsided, but most of the time it’s not too noticeable. In my case, I have had several neuros blame these issues on the location of that pesky lesion.


The reason I mention the facial droop, is because numbness and facial droop tend to go together for me…when one gets worse, the other one often does as well. Have you or those around you noticed any difference in your smile or your eyelid? Sometimes these things are dramatic enough for people around us to notice, but in other cases they can only be detected by a neuro exam. If this symptom continues, and especially if you notice any drooping, you might consider notifying your neuro. BTW, I hate to bring up the whole migraine thing, but there does appear to be some association between migraines and facial numbness.


 I know it is extremely disheartening to keep having these weird symptoms come and go, but please don’t give up hope for answers. You are an incredible source of encouragement and hope on this board, and I wish I had some wonderful words of advice to give you. All I can say is I am all too familiar with what a rough place limbo can be…hang in there! I know you wrote that you aren’t looking for answers, but I just really want you to find both answers and some relief!



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   Posted 10/26/2007 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have that. Sometimes just on one side, sometimes the whole face.  Weird, isn't it?

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