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    Old 02-15-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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    Severe Allergies Instigating Facial Problem?

    Back in mid 2002 I had a series of really bad allergy attacks and shortly after I felt like I had fatigue and the left eye suddenly felt strange *perhaps even a bit weak* for instance, when I shut my right eye and try to keep my left eye open by itself it now always struggles and cannot open fully and comfortably yet when I do the same thing with the other eye it's feels easy and comfortable to open properly.

    Over the last few years I've seen all sorts of doctors and eye specialists and have tried every spray, drop and tablet thinking that my hayfevers had done something to my eye(s) but after having 2 different eye specialists check my eyes and find nothing wrong and nothing stuck under the lids I began growing extremely exasperated.

    Recently I thought that perhaps in mid 2002 I had damaged facial nerves and/or muscles as for quite a while now I feel a strain in the left side of my neck and on the left side of my face it feels like theres a strain and sticky *the skin doesn't actually feel sticky but I have that feeling within the skin* so I was thinking, since no one has found anything wrong with my eye, if that could be the problem?

    I'm extremely anxious to clear this up as it's made me very depressed and frustrated for more than 2 years now.

    Thankyou.

     
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    Old 02-16-2005, 06:22 AM   #2
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    Re: Severe Allergies Instigating Facial Problem?

    Has your doctor done a CT Scan to rule out a bacterial infection in the Ethmoid sinus?

     
    Old 02-16-2005, 08:57 PM   #3
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    Re: Severe Allergies Instigating Facial Problem?

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    Has your doctor done a CT Scan to rule out a bacterial infection in the Ethmoid sinus?

    I've had a sinus CT Scan but that didn't find anything unusual.

     
    Old 02-16-2005, 09:48 PM   #4
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    Re: Severe Allergies Instigating Facial Problem?

    Wow that sounds bad. For me, my eye feels like there's a "thin layer of glue" underneath my eyelids, my whole face always feels "dead." People think I got a nose job, because I push it around so much from itching, there's facial marks. But not opening your eye is pretty bad!

     
    Old 02-18-2005, 07:40 AM   #5
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    Re: Severe Allergies Instigating Facial Problem?

    How strange. Is your sense of touch the same on both sides, or is the "weak" side also less sensitive?
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    Old 04-07-2005, 01:46 PM   #6
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    Re: My strange problem, sticky feeling; left side of face and perception oddities??

    Quote : "when I shut my right eye and try to keep my left eye open by itself it now always struggles and cannot open fully and comfortably yet when I do the same thing with the other eye it's feels easy and comfortable to open properly"

    Hi Jerry, I can fully understand where you are coming from on this. I too have been having odd eye symptoms for the past 2.5 years. All in my right eye, swollen eyelid, pupil that does not do anything at all, dark blurry vision, pain in the sinus area. When I press my eyelid feels like something wants to come down my nose.
    had orbital ct scan, came back clear. so was discharged from hospital here in UK and basically told to get on with it. Have also been told to walk around for the rest of my days with my bad eye shut.
    Have numb feeling around side of head above right ear, and also tinnitus, like you I am very depressed and frustrated as no one seems to want to hear or believe that something it wrong.
    I wish you luck my friend.

     
    Old 04-08-2005, 05:03 AM   #7
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    Re: My strange problem, sticky feeling; left side of face and perception oddities??

    Quote "the skin doesn't actually feel sticky but I have that feeling within the skin* so I was thinking, since no one has found anything wrong with my eye, if that could be the problem"
    Yes I can fully relate to that feeling too, I describe it as washing with soap but not washing it off properly, but its not on the skin surface the feeeling is on the inside of the face. Mine is around my eye and eyelid.
    Is your vision affected too? My right eye seems to be looking at my nose even though its straight and vision is very bad.

    Be interesting to know if sinus or anything can cause this.

     
    Old 04-24-2005, 03:05 PM   #8
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    Re: Severe Allergies Instigating Facial Problem?

    Have you seen an opthamologist or neurologist? WOuld strongly suggest the neurologist....sounds vaguely like Ptosis.....

     
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