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    Old 04-13-2004, 03:52 AM   #1
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    dizziness, numbing, tingling, and pressure right side of face

    This all started about 2 and half months ago. It started with the slightest numbing around the inner part of my right eyebrow. I then began to have a lot of pressure there and on the bridge of my nose and my temple area. I was treated for a sinus infection, but that didn't help. They then did a CT scan of my sinuses and they were clear. The symptoms started to get worse. They are now localized in the temple area. I have a lot of numbing and tingling; sometimes I have the sensation the I can feel my blood or a liquid moving around through my veins. I am very dizzy all the time. It's not that I see things move or spin. It is more of a feeling like beind on a boat. It bothers me most when I am sitting still. I sleep all day because of how I feel.
    I have been seeing a neurologists and he has done an MRI and it came up clear and he has done tons of blood test and everything is normal. I have this slight blue color where the point of origin is, like a vein that is close to skin but does not protrude. I know that this was not there before all this. Also, the veins on the outside are of my temple(hair line) and the one right above my ear sometimes become inflammed (they protrude out of the skin more so than normal) and they pulsate. I asked if I could have a blood clot of an infection in my veins or blood vessel and he said my blood work said differently. I am so frustrated with this and I don't know what to do, and either does my doctor. If anyone has any advice and symptoms that are similar please help. thank you, Renee

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    Old 04-24-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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    Re: dizziness, numbing, tingling, and pressure right side of face

    Hi! I have been having very similar symptoms with no diagnosis. I had MRI, MRA, etc. I get numbness on my face - usually around my ear and then my jaw line, across to my lips and nose. Feels like novocaine from the dentist. I had this since last August. Each day brings a new symptom and no neuro can figure it out. Have you had any luck? My upper lip also quivers sometimes and my eyelid feels like it is pulling. Does any of this sound like what you are experiencing?


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    I am new to this group but I am amazed at how many of you have the same symptoms as I do. Tonight, I got on this website because I was having numbness and tingling in my face and down my arms. I noticed yesterday that I had been having muscle spasms over my right eye...a constant twitching. Now the tingling is mainly in my lips, nose and left cheek. It makes me almost panic because I never know if I'm about to have a stoke or something.
    I have had every test in the book, mri's, bone scans, blood work, xrays, you name it. I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and a hiatal hernia. Seems new symptoms are always cropping up.
    As Tiny Tim said, "God bless us every one".

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    Old 04-25-2004, 06:10 PM   #4
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    Hi Diane - I also have a hiatal hernia also...LOL. It seems that every test I go for to find out why I have numbness the dr's find something else. I am also in menopause, so I think so of things could be my hormones off balance. Sorry that you have the numbness but I am glad to know that I am not alone. It is soooo scary - you never know if it is a stroke or just the usual stuff. Do you ever feel like the tip of your tongue is burnt? I have had that almost constantly for two weeks now.

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    Old 04-30-2004, 11:59 PM   #5
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    complex-partial seizures can do all of these things. Ask for an EEG and even then you could still have no abnormal readings and still have brain seizures. If that does not work ask to see a doctor who specializes in seizures.



    Old 05-01-2004, 04:29 AM   #6
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    Good morning, all.
    I am so glad that I stumbled upon this message board. Although I do not have numbness in any of the areas you all posted about, I DO have numbness in my right pinky finger, and the tip of the ring finger of that hand, too. They have been numb for about a year now. At first, the entire pinky finger was numb right to the wrist, and the ring finger was numb halfway down. For the past six months or so, though, only the tips of both of those fingers are numb all the time. Sometimes when I sleep on my side, most of the pinky is numb.
    About a year and a half ago, both of my feet got numb while I was out driving. They stayed numb for most of the night, then I had a prickly sensation that really hurt that went up to both knees. Scared me to death. That hasn't happened again, but lately I notice that my feet will get numb if I am standing for a long time. I had one other incident that caused me concern. It must've been a bit over two years ago. I was working on my computer when both of my hands became very numb. I'd been working on my computer for quite a few hours.
    I also swoon, more than I have in the past, when I get out of a chair. It's not dizziness that I feel. I don't see lights or anything, either. I just swoon, and if no one is there to grab me, I'll go to the floor.
    I've always been terrified of doctors, so I have not gone to one about this. (I don't even HAVE a personal physician.) But I am ready to face my fears. I think.LOL This is my first step to taking the big doctor plunge.
    I feel better just posting my symptoms and feelings. I don't feel like a freak of nature or that I am the only person going through something.
    Have any of you experienced any of the symptoms I described? If nothing else, I could sure use your company as I start down this scary road.
    Oh, I almost forgot. I have good blood pressure. Yippee.
    Thanks for listening

    Old 05-01-2004, 05:17 AM   #7
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    Have any of you had an LP done (lumbar puncture/spinal tap) to rule out MS? I started having similar symptoms about 10 years ago (facial numbness, hot pains in my legs, a full sensation in my face). They performed an LP to see if I had MS. Fortunately all was negative but of course they still don't know the problem. An LP is not the most pleasant procedure, but if it can help determine what is going on, go for it. Good luck to you!
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    Old 05-07-2004, 02:44 PM   #8
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    Hi Numby,
    I think you should have you blood sugar tested. It sounds like you have neuropothy which is caused from diabetes.
    I hope you find the answer soon.

    Old 05-12-2004, 09:15 AM   #9
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    Re: dizziness, numbing, tingling, and pressure right side of face

    I seem to be replying to lots of people with similar symptoms to me (which is really reassuring that other people know what I am going through).

    I have numbness in all different places but my face does get numb, it's severity changes but never goes back to normal

    If I stroke the side of my face that's numb I get this weird muscle twitching there, it affect one side of my mouth and when it's really bad I have problems speaking.

    I was first diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia but when the numbness appeared in other areas i.e my head and body I was told it wasn't that.

    If anyone finds out what this numbness prob is could you please let me know.


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    Old 10-06-2004, 03:16 PM   #10
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    Boy,,,I am going through such similar stuff. I was very dizzy, enough to go to the er..and had an mri..nothing. No tumor, no sinus stuff. The ENT guy says it is neurological, so I am waiting for a referral to the neurologist.
    For me, it is the left side of my head (I can almost feel the hemisphere this is occuring in), and the left side of my face. The tingling in my face changes, but the numbness (almost a fullness) is always in my scalp. There is also a slight dizziness, though not as bad as what sent me to the ER.
    It is very debilitating for me and I am ready for a diagnosis and treatment.

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    Old 10-06-2004, 06:00 PM   #11
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    hi, I had a lot of the same symptoms...dizziness, tingling and numbness and my doctor said it was a form of vertigo. Its an inner ear thing which is where your equilibrium is. Hope that suggestions helps you

    Old 10-19-2004, 09:43 PM   #12
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    wow, I never thought I would find a thread that describes my problems so well. It seems like I've been everywhere on the east coast trying to find a diagnosis; I've even been to John's Hopkins up in Baltimore. I think, however, my problem is more complicated and may actually be several problems. Tell me if anyone has similar problems..

    The facial numbness/tingling seems to radiate from my nose. It feels almost like someone is filling all the skin in my nose with heavy lead. This feeling usually radiates into my upper lip and sometimes affect the way I talk (kind-of like after your dentist administers novacaine in that area). Dizzyness and/or a general "swimmy" feeling in my head usually occurs with all the aforementioned symptoms. By the way, I am a 25 y/o male.

    The eye symptoms, although not as profound as the nose numbness, is far more bothersome than any other symptom. Basically, my eyes feel like someone has inserted a straw directly into my eyeball and inflates them. Other times, I wont have any inflating feeling and I'll just have sore eye movement (when I look side to side).

    Anyway, I also have very strange headaches that seem to behave diffferently every day, making it hard for me to describe them to doctors. Sometimes I can pin-point the pain/discomfort; other times the discomfort involves my whole head, including my face. These headaches, along with the numbness and tingling in my nose, occur for most of any given day and occur with varying degrees of severity.

    I also get horrible sinus infections, for which I have had three surgeries (including one at John's Hopkins). I hate these infections, as they have pretty-much become a red herring in diagnosing my problems; in other words, nuerologists and other doctor's seem to blame too much of my problems on my sinuses. The problem is that all of my symptoms occur even if ENT doctors tell me I am infection free.

    Its hard to describe all of this in a narrative manner, so I'll just list some of my other symptoms that I experience nearly every day:

    cold feeling on one side of my head

    muscle twitching on one, or sometimes both sides of my head just above my ear.

    severe throbbing headaches, charecteristic of a typical migraine

    neck pain/soreness

    So, this is how my day normally goes: wake up with and then just feel like and . This problem has turned everything in my life into crap. ok, im sick of writing all of thise. Please tell me someone else feels the way I do.


    Old 10-19-2004, 11:19 PM   #13
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    I don't really have any of the headaches or sinus problems--maybe I do have a sinus problem, I never got it checked--but I get this intense pressure that happens at random "locations" on my head. Sometimes my eyes feel like there's pressure behind them, similar to your complaints.

    I don't know about your situation, but I had a drug problem that definitely either caused or unraveled a strange "thing" that was behind the scenes before I got into drug addiction.

    Yes, I feel like you do. I hate having all these symptoms, they've changed my behavior and I'm not as good at things I used to be good at. I feel like giving up sometimes, like jumping off a cliff, because there is no miracle cure. I am in your boat there.

    I really can't think of the exact problem I have, after doing endless research and seeing a couple doctors. But I can't get a whole battery of tests cuz I have no health insurance at the moment.

    Who knows? Maybe we both a mild/latent form of epilepsy that distorts the way our Central Nervous System interprets signals, causing all kinds of "odd" sensations but leaving us fully capable. I just know that this stuff REALLY sux, when you're used to feeling like a normal person all the time. Any ideas?

    Old 10-20-2004, 04:42 AM   #14
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    Hi there -

    I thought I would post since many of you seem to have been tested for everything under the sun and everything has come back negative.

    I don't remember being bitten by a tick. Nor did I experience a rash. Everyone is different as far as the reactions that they have. Mine are listed below. Lyme is called the 'great imitator' because the symptoms are so close to other those of other diseases...lyme even produces lesions on the brain like MS does except those caused by lyme decrease in size when a person takes antibiotics.

    I was finally diagnosed with Lyme and a tick borne coinfection called Babesiosis. Babesiosis is a malaria like infection which caused extreme dizziness and vertigo in the sense that I felt someone was pushing me down when I would lay down. I started out with nausea, the shakes, and lack of appetite. Major short term memory loss. I had no fever, in fact my temperature ran low, and blood pressure dropped. My veins protruded in my legs and when I did yoga the veins in my arm would pop out. It definitely causes inflammation of the vascular system. I had tingling in my extremities, horrible digestive issues, my scalp went numb a couple times, I had bizarre headaches that would originate at the base of my skull and radiate up in pulses. Motion sickness is part of it for me which I have never experienced before in my life.

    There are so many symptoms I experienced in these 5 months - I started having heart palpitations and hair loss in the last couple weeks. Severe insomnia a few nights two months ago. My nervous system feels at times like it is on overload - tingling throughout my body and pulses of what feels like little electric jolts. I have had personality changes and I can't think straight at times. I went through periods of mild paranoia. I did not feel like myself at all.

    Everyone reacts differently to tick borne illness. I am just starting to have joint stiffness after 6 months of being sick. I did not realize how many neurological issues lyme and coinfections can have.

    I suggest seeing a lyme specialist and going through IgeneX labs in Palo Alto, CA if you decide to be tested since I had three tests through two traditional labs and none of them showed I tested positive.

    Check out the lyme board here on Healthboards. If you need to find a lyme specialist post where you live and you will most likely get some names of doctors.

    I wish you all well days ahead!


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    Old 10-20-2004, 03:49 PM   #15
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    Im like you JP, Ive been all up and around and including Johns Hopkins. I do have sinusitus, but I dont think as bad as you, and my headaches are less painfull and dull. My mornings are the worse and the dizziness is brutal. The weakness sucks too. Were is your next step?

    NC- Lymes is everywhere, but I think I ruled it out.

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