weird tingling sensation in facial area

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   Posted 2/3/2007 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
 I get this weird sensation on and off-it's mild feeling. But it feels like around my mouth(below my lips)-my lower cheeks-and upper neck get tingly-numblike. I can feel the skin but it just feels less than it usually does. I know this might sound confusion but I'm trying my best to explain it. I have been on Zoloft for 3 years for Panic/Anxiety/Depression and I also have Klonopin that I take as needed. That ranges anywhere from 3 times a week to once every two weeks. I read somewhere that benzo's can do this. I've recently had a MRI fro other symptoms so I'm pretty confident it's not MS or anything of that nature. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Leah Beans
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   Posted 2/4/2007 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
hello... i normally dont check out the "anxiety" forum... im usually just go on the lyme disease one... your subject stood out to me because two of my symptoms from lyme disease are facial tingling and anxiety... i NEVER thought that all my strange symptoms would be lyme disease but someone pointed me in the right direction a few years ago after being sick for 6 years... and turns out ive had lyme the whole time. so i donno, maybe you would want to check out the lyme disease forum... theres symptoms on there and good advice... good luck :)

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   Posted 2/4/2007 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there Leah , I get tingling/pins & needles when I am starting to got into panic...hyperventilating but when I calm down and breath normally it goes away. I also experience tingling/numbness and cramp in my arms/legs when I get a full blown panic attack...this takes longer to get over as I feel shakey and weak afterwards.

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   Posted 2/4/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   

I would mention it to doc, may be from anxiety reducing the bloodflow to the area, try rubbing or massaging the area when it happens

pins and needles or numbness to hands, feet and head are common from anxiety reducing the bloodflow, due to the fight or flight response

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