Originally Posted by ArtsyAthlete
Fellow Fibromite diagnosed August 3. Since my painful symptoms began to escalate in the last three months, I am also experiencing some weird numbness, tingling, and twitching on the left side of my face. Sometimes it feels like it's my jaw area, sometimes the area around and under my eye, and sometimes the area just above my eye -- and sometimes any combination of these. When the pain is its worst, my face almost always twitches along with it. Sometimes the twitching is next to my nose on the left side and sometimes under or around my left eye. When I get massage, my face gets very "jumpy." If I push on one of my trigger points in my neck, this will sometimes make my face tingle or twitch too. It's kind of hit-or-miss.
I also have TMD, for which treatment is in the planning stage.
Since I had trigger point injections in my neck 8 days ago, the pain in the area of the injections has improved some and my jaw pain and temporal headaches have almost vanished, but the sensations of facial numbness and twitching have increased a lot.
Does anyone know if this is normal or have similar experiences?
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I had an MRI in June of my brain and C-spine and nothing abnormal was found in my c-spine. No stenosis, osteoarthritis, or anything impinging upon the spinal nerves, according to the report.
Well, I'm also having the same problem, and it has turned out I have low potassium. Has your doctor checked you for low potassium? Are you taking a diurectic or BP medication? Once I was put on potassium the weird sensations stopped...that is until yesterday when I had an episode, again. Are the weird sensations followed by fatigue, weakness, leg cramps and just plain very tight muscles? You need to tell you doctor, if you haven't already. We can't blame everything on FMS.
Take care, Des