View Full Version : Need advice for constant numbness

01-25-2018, 01:41 PM
For the past 7 months i have had lack of sensation in my right forehead above my eyebrow. I have had a brain CT (normal), lumbar and cervical spine MRI (normal), countless blood tests for b12, thyroid etc (all normal). And have seen 2 neurologists with no answers as to what is causing this. It is not completely numb but just enough to make me skin feel tight in that area and a little difficult to lift my right eyebrow. When this all first started the numbness was spread over my entire right side of my face with scalp, temple, forehead and right of nose all numb. Along with a constant headache. However that seems to have ceased and now I am left with just this nagging numbness on my forehead with no explanation. Any advice is reassuring

01-26-2018, 02:09 AM
Hi there. I am sorry that you are going through this. You mentioned that you have had a cervical MRI, but have you had a MRI of the brain? This would be extremely important, as a head CT will not show the same thing as a Brain MRI.

It took me having a brain MRI for them to find out that I have Multiple Sclerosis...and I have numb patches all over my face. I cannot feel my nose most of the time! The brain MRI showed damage to my brainstem and on my brain from my body attacking itself. This results in numbness.

You mentioned that you are seeing a neurologist...I am not suggesting that you have MS, but could you talk to your doctor about the MRI of the brain? It will show if there is any damage to your brain, which could result in numbness.

I am sorry that you are going through this, I know how scary mystery illnesses are! Please continue working with your doctor and I hope everything returns to normal for you!