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Facial numbness

Postby Stabilo » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:11 am

Hey everyone, I have had facial numbness really bad in the left side for the past 2 weeks, among a string of other symptoms. It was bad enough for me to go on high dose prednisone (just finishing today) but just wondering if anyone has had the facial numbness, difficulty speaking etc. and how long it lasted for you? My GP ruled out bell's palsy last week but just want to klnow if it's worth going back soon to see if I can figure this out. thanks
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Postby flautenmusik » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:01 pm

I had total facial and tongue numbness on the right side of my face. I am a flute player, so it was very frustrating to me. Even after IV steroids, it did not subside, but after about two months, it went away completely on its own.

Good luck!
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Postby Stabilo » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:45 pm

hopefully the same happens for me! thank you! oooh flutes huh? very cool
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Postby swelves » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:11 am

I had facial numbness. It happened after I worked long hours. After having a good rest & relaxation for a few days, no more numbness then.

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Postby shye » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:03 am

I've had it sporadically--very high dose B vitamins clears it for me.
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Postby Stabilo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:35 am

is there a limit of b vitamins I am allowed to take??? I'm not very brushed up on them yet!
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Postby Bubba » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:58 pm

For me, the facial numbness is and or was the begining of my dx. All in one day, my speech slurred and it looked like I had a stroke. The left side of my face went numb. It lasted about 1 month before it disappeared. It was VERY fustrating... Everyone thought I had been drinking.
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Postby Stabilo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:07 pm

I am relating completely to that! I was walking to pick my daughter up from school on Monday and accompanying the facial numbness and slurring my balance is off quite a bit, and I actually had a police officer pull over and ask if I'd had a few. I was so insulted and felt like blowing up, but after speaking to him for a few minutes I could tell by the look on his face that he felt awful. As if we need that on top of the insecurities we already feel :( I am hoping the feeling in my face is coming back as I can feel an itch deep in the skin, which I'm hoping is a signal of increased blood flow!!!! It's been almost 2 weeks now....sooo frustrating! Do you experience the facial numbness often???
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Postby Bubba » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:56 pm

Not since the initial onset...... Thank the Lord!
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Postby Stabilo » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:32 am

I still have it really bad unfortunately but it is showing signs of improvement, I can feel a dull ache in my tooth, and of course have no health insurance, but currently looking for a dentist to check it out, but I have also been reading about Lymes disease and am really considering talkting to my doc about getting tested
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Postby jimmylegs » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:34 am

stabilo you can take a high potency B100 complex with each meal and at bed time for one week, see how that goes.

in the longer term it is not recommended to take more than 100mg/d of B6.

also in my experience excess folic acid (ie 1000 per day vs the usual 400) can cause a strange 'phantom' (unscratchable) itch.
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