Re: What could this numb spot on my face be caused by?
Nerve pain like you describe is NOT a symtom of MS....MS neuropathy is caused by an attack on a nerve which is part of the central nervous system and usually affects limbs, not spots on the body. Also, it doesnt come and go the way you describe. I think you are safe from MS...
It can be caused by a tooth problem, from anxiety, from a pinched nerve in your neck....these are all things which can be ruled out by a CT scan and sometimes, in the case of the mouth, an Xray..
Anxiety can cause these random things to happen off and on. Stop searching numbness and looking for answers and if it continues, go back to your doctor and ask him to either find out what is causing it, or refer you to someone who will...But I have to say, Id take MS off your list of things to worry about. MS doesnt start with a numb spot which comes and goes...
I hope you get answers!
RRMS- dx 05
Last edited by MSNik; 04-11-2012 at 10:17 PM.