Face goes numb!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by HppeandMe, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. HppeandMe

    HppeandMe New Member

    Dear God!! Is this another symptom too?? My face around my jaw area gets numb or feels like it is paralized for short periods of time. This is so scary. Anyone ever heard of this??
  2. stillfighting

    stillfighting New Member

    When I asked my doc, he said it was a symptom of the FMS. But any time you get jaw pain, it's a good idea to have it checked out, since it could be due to heart problems.

  3. brit_17759

    brit_17759 New Member

    I get numbeness in my face and around my jawline. My doctor told me it was the FM.

  4. Mareeok

    Mareeok New Member

    the RSD/CRPS. My entire chin, lips, but not the tongue. It also in in my cheeks. I think mine is mild. I've had it so long I forget about it most of the time. It's 24/7 with me.

    I hope all the comments are helpful. So many strange happenings can be un-nerving.

    Heart hugs,

  5. spasco

    spasco New Member

    migraines. I know several people who suffer from facial paralyzation just before a migraine hits.

    God bless! Stephanie
  6. Christinawensell

    Christinawensell New Member

    Mine does that too, I was told that is probably was due to Fibro.

    It is very weird and scary too. I thought maybe I had something wrong with my ear or something. At first I was very freaked out.

    Hope you get better soon,

  7. bluewave1882

    bluewave1882 New Member

    I am having this right now. It started a few weeks ago but now I'm also having what feel like attacks. Yesterday, while walking through the supermarket my jaw and face went numbish, felt odd and then I got a headache that was like a band around the head. Also got some costochondritis like pain. I think I panicked and brought on some big time anxiety when this happened. I'm left wondering what the heck this is. I have had fibro for 16 years and there have been many years when it was almost in remission. It seems to be very "awake" lately and now I'm having this neck and shoulder strain/soreness and the costochondritis and now this facial numbness combined with the headache. Brings fibro fog with it too. I felt like garbage the rest of the day but was OK today until about an hour ago and I feel like I'm getting a smaller version of what happened yesterday. Just had a physcial, all bloodwork, EKG, x-rays of neck and shoulder area and back. Saw a fibro specialist who is a rheumatologist in March too so I am seeing my medical doctors the way I'm supposed to. I have no idea why I feel like this lately and, yes, it is scary when it happens. Anyone else get the headache part and the other worldly feeling?

  8. goldielocks

    goldielocks New Member

    i use to have that almost all day during my first year with cfs then it slowly went away.once in a blue moon when i relaspe bad i get iy a little.But i remember it coverd one side of my face and lip and side of top of head its caused by cfs and or fm
  9. tansy

    tansy New Member

    the only sensation I get there now is cold which triggers pain, I prefer the numbness.

    I was Dx with facial weakness, Bell's Palsy/facvial weakness etc but it was never investigated; I live in the UK. Since then I have been Dx with chronic infections including neuroborreliosis (lyme) alongside my ME (CFIDS)which is causing some of the symptoms. A cervical spine MRI picked up problems which explain some of them too. I have some motor involvement/paralysis as well.

    Though this problem remains I seem to be having less frequent and severe paralysis and motor difficulties. I am having Tx, a protocol for my ME and borreliosis/lyme and PT for my cervical spine issues; just a shame I had to wait over 2 decades for these.

    When my various neurological problems first affected me they would be worse than they became later on; in my case they have left sensory loss and weaknesses but nothing I cannot live with. I prefer the numbness to the neuropathic pain I had preceeding it.

    New symptoms are often scary. It's always best to have them checked out even if they are frequently reported in these DDs.


  10. Bkay

    Bkay New Member

    I just read your reply and i would have thought that i was writing that myself...I have the same thing...glad to know i am not the only one out there that is going through this..My Dr. told me it could be sinus problems...it doesn't last long and its not pain just kind of goes a little numb and then i worry about it and makes it worse...

    Hugs to all