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Numbness/Tingling on Bridge of Nose/Face

First a little background. I have Low-Iron Anemia, suffer from Migraines and sciatica. But I dont know if any of that is related to my current issue, which could be as simple as sinus troubles.

In February, I got sick with a severe headcold that just wouldnt go away. I suffered through it for 2 months, with on-going sinus problems mostly. Until it finally went away on its own in April.

During that time I started experiencing other strange symptoms. I was getting extremely dizzy and experienced that dizziness for several days straight at least once a month. At first, I wasnt sure what it was. Then I thought, maybe it was that my iron levels may have been extremely low. Id never experienced such a high level of dizziness in relation to my anemia before, but I figured Id better do a round of Replevia (high dose Iron supplement) again. So I did that in April-May. I started feeling better and was pretty sure my iron levels went up. So I figured that must be it.

Then in May I got sick again. I went to the doctor, and he said it was just a really bad head cold. But a week and 1/2 later, I was much, much worse and had to go back to the doctor. I saw a different doctor this time, and was diagnosed with an acute sinus infection. I was put on a second round of anti-biotics. And finally started feeling better about 2 weeks later.

Then about 3 weeks ago, I started having some sinus troubles again AND the bridge of my nose started experincing numbness. I thought it was because of the glasses I wear for when I work on the computer. (Im a web designer.) But even when Im at home, not on a computer, not wearing my glasses, I experience the numbness and tingling sensation, and now its starting to spread to other areas of my face - above my eyebrows, across my cheeks, down to the tip of my nose. It also effects my eyes sometimes. It feels a lot like what happens when I get my migraines, but this is happening without even a little headache and in the center of my face, instead of just on one side (like it usually does with my severe migraines.) Im totally confused and frustrated. This numbness is really starting to be a constant thing, and never really easies up.

Could it just have to do with my sinuses, or could there be a deeper neurological reason related to my migraines or something else?  
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Did you ever get resolution on this?  I'm experience similar symptoms.

Thanks
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Did you find out information about these symptoms?  I am one month in to something very similar as well.........the numbness and "tingly" is very strong but my doctor seems not so concerned.

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Wow - I have ALL the same symptoms, minus sciatica.  I am having odd numbness on the tip of my nose and on the left side of my chin?!  I have wondered if mine was due to overuse of computer use?  
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I am having the tingling nose symptoms and also suffer from migraines. Are any of you taking Imitrex? Thanks
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I am having the same symptoms, minus sciatica. I'm also an anemic. I first felt the symptoms after drinking a diet caffeine free pepsi.  I thought it might have something to do with the artifical sweetner so I stopped the pepsis.  I'm still having the same symptoms.  
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Well, I wish I had some more answers for you, but I havent had many episodes of the tingles since last summer. I do think it was related to my anemia and low iron levels, and then maybe the sinus cold enhanced it all. None of my doctors could give me a definite answer, except that they didnt seem to think it was neurological. So I guess thats good news.
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HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS .TURNED OUT THAT IT WAS DUE TO MY DENTAL ROOT CANALS AND FILLINGS.GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL
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this sounds like facial nerve problems , i can't remember if you said you'd been to a neurologist but i had this with stress, so keep yu rstress and anxiety levels down, rest and drink loads of water , stress triggers the sinuses off as the blood vessels inside your nose swell , thus pain etc over the bone at the top of the nose , your cold are probably coming back due to stree or overwork so take 500mg-1000mg of vitamin c and eat fruit and veg. sometime diet can effect things in our bodies but i wwon't go into all this now, so cheer up as it makes you a well person, no worries , and hope this helps

chris
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I am experiencing the same symptoms. But mostly on the tip of my nose. Anyone learned anything new on the subject?
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Im 28 years old,
I too have been experiencing this horrible feeling for over 3 months now, The dr told me I had a throat infection and put me on antibiotics, no antibiotics have helped so far.
I have been very stressed lately and find by the end of the day my tingling accross the bridge of the nose is worse, the top lip goes numb as well as my top teeth. and I find it hard to swallow, Bit like Ive had a bad cold and heaps of phlegm is in the way.. but I cant seem to dislodge it. (so frustrating).
I dont know what else I should be asking my dr for. Im becoming really anxious about the whole thing and thinking the worst. Also my lymph nodes have been swollen. this scares me that they have been swollen for so long. but dr doesnt seem that concerned. I am. I just need an explination so I can stop worrying and get back to being my usual happy self.

leisa
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I too have experienced all of these above symptoms along with others.  I have been recently diagnosed with Celiac...(Gluten allergy) and low iron levels and malnutrition (low B vitamins) can cause all these symptoms.  I also went on a candida cleanse and have never felt better.  My stomach is absorbing vitamins again and all the strange numb tingles have gone away.  Celiac and candida both are known to cause anxiety and or depression as well.  I suffered from terrible anxiety for years until discovering my celiac.  Anxiety will cause a numb or burning face.  My nose and chin would get numb and I would have numbness along my temples sometimes.  Good luck...try changing your diets...it makes a huge difference!
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I have these tingling facial symptoms and it started with a root canal (upper back molar) that went bad. Only when they "fix" a tooth with a root canal they take out the nerve, so you might not feel pain, just weirdness. Turned out I had an infection above the tooth and two things were happening, not sure which came first... It was causing TMJ, which was aggravated by stress and all that was was messing with the trigeminal nerve. The results were weird tingling and sensations in my face, chin, nose, and ringing in my ears and headaches. Sometimes it felt like it went down my neck into my arm. Which caused MORE stress, which just aggravated the problem. I had the root canal redone and it was FINE for awhile. Now the symptoms are back, slightly shifted. I thought may-be I had a sinus infection with allergies and took antibiotics for awhile. Symptoms disappeared. But came back a week after I stopped the drug. The thing is, antibiotics might knock back, but can't clear up an infection in your jaw because of the lack of bloodflow. It looks like I'll have to get the tooth pulled and the infection - which seems to be back - cut out. I hate to spend MORE money on this tooth, and loose it, but I want these symptoms gone!
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I have had these symptoms since i was at school, Numbness in my lips and nose and sometimes my gum's too, It went away and only came back every couple of years. Now i have these again but also have other strange symptoms..Aching feet that i struggle to get comfy at night and keeps me awake for hours. Also lack of breath and dizzy spells. I do think i am anemic but i don't know if the facial tinglings are because of this.
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tell me what happened to you....I have had the exact same thing.   Have you recovered...I am falling apart and need some hope.I have had a bad tooth with infection and horrible neuralgia or nerve pain up there.  Dentist just says all is healing fine.  It is not.  I had some relief when he put some analgesic ointment patch on there for a few hours. The all symptoms are back.  Heavy arm and nose numbness not sure if triggered by stress or nerve pain.  I think more the nerve pain there.  When the dentist touched the area of the extraction i feel nerve pain but he tells me it is just healing. I almost died from the neuralgia pain last night. It was excruciating and i am wondering if it will go down with time or if i will go down before.  I know this is nerves and not anxiety...somebody help me what can i do now.  My whole body going into spasms from the nerve whatever it is doing.
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Hi,  Today I had this symptom´s of numbness and tingling around the nose too but also been having very bad headaches in  back of the head which one day started with just a numbness\ light dizziness back there, sometimes it gets so bad that i get really dizzy and other times my hands shake and also my head which scares the heck out of me. All this symptoms started about 8 months ago when i felt a terrible pain under my armpit, this pain came and went away for about five to six months and was very severe at times , now it´s not so bad and the doctors have no clue what it is, one said it was tendonitis but the others said no way, and no one had an answer. My computer use is now very limited as this was causing awfull pains in back of my head and when forcing myself on the pc the pain even escalated down my spine. I´ve hade two MRI´S , one of the armpit and one of my head , but nothing showed on my head exept a "2.3 by 2.6 cm mocous retention cyst" involving my right maxillary sinus which had already been detected on a prior CAT scan from which I was prescribed 2 pills of amoxilline for 10 days but this second time the doctor didn¨t prescribe anything, he just said "let me know if you keep gettin this headaches" The doctors seem to point all this at stress but OMG the symptoms get really bad sometimes. I´ve had a rough life since I was a kid but I always kept it together without all this many times overwhelming symptoms , I also get  this internaly loud beep sound and it´s not from one ear or the other. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
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I have low iron, and potassium... and I have tingling in my nose and numbness.. It's driving me nuts.. and I have a bad molar.. I don't know what is causing it.. but I'm ready to get rid of it.. I have searched the net with no answers.. I'm on anti biotics.. and nothing is helping.. I just want some answers.. Please
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Was the numbness caused by the procedure? My dentist was running late, prepping my teeth for several bridges, and really hit my tooth base. Ever since then, I have tingling on the side of my nose where he struck me. It is from the tip of my nose to the base on that side, but the tingling does not originate on any other part of my face. Could it be from that dentist sligging and banging into the base of where my tooth was?
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Hi chris ive experienced a lot of stress and had a lot of nerve problems cos of it... Which gives me more stress and anxiety.. Then more symptoms. So im stuck in this constant loop. Just wondering if you could give me some advice on ways to move on?
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I think this is due to stress.  I have weird muscle problems and tingling in my face... and "electricity" nerve movements.  It doesn't even make sense when I write it down but basically things are just not normal.  I think it may be nerve or neuropathy or something... not sure but I do know when I feel better I don't have it as bad.  I take MSM, 5HTP, 5grams of B12 and try to sleep well.  When this happens it is less.  It has improved over the months but it still gets me weird when it comes back.
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http://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-symptoms/numbness.shtml

maby this will help some of you iv been geting the same symptoms with the numbness on bridge of nose
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Sounds to me like you have Trigeminal Neuralgia. Look it up and you will see what I am talking about. I have it. It can affect you in different ways. My right jaw hurts, and my teeth top and bottom, my nose and lips go numb and tingley. I had a MRI and my neurologist discovered it. Good luck!
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I also experienced tingling on the tip of my nose, around my eyes, on my forehead and around my lips. I also felt my nerves vibrating throughout my whole body. I was extremely worried. I found out that I was allergic to nickel and these are symptoms that a metal allergy can cause. I had dental work that had metal removed from my mouth, including my permanent lower retainer. All my tingling is gone. I have read how metals in your mouth or any metal implants in your body can affect you and it is scary. If you had dental work or any implants or wear braces or a retainer you should consider getting metal allergy test or read about how metals can affect your body.  All my symptoms began after my dental work.
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Did you ever get a response on this? I've recently began to have tingling/numbness on the bridge of my nose and sometimes it seems to make my front teeth hurt. I have NOT had any dental work done for at least a few years, but do have several old metal fillings.

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Hi stampmeup,
My first symptom was nose and facial tingling, then I lost my sense of smell and taste, my whole body began having tics/twitches. I knew something was wrong but could not figure out what. My dr. Sent me for an MRI, cat scan,  x-rays, brain wave and a lot of blood work - everything came back normal. I wrote everything on a calendar and realized that my symptoms began two weeks after dental work. I looked up symptoms of metal poisoning and I had many of them. I had all the metal removed and I eat a lot of cilantro and take chlorella to help remove metals from the body. I feel a lot better. I have no more tingling and very little twitches. It has been 2 and half months.  Your dr can check for metals in your body by taking a hair sample. I think sometimes you have to be your own dr. I would also have your b12 levels checked that can also cause tingling. Good luck!
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From above comments i conclude following possibilities:
1) Dental Work ( Root Canal , filling , metal toxity , bad bacteria) - solution viist dentist and cleaning is imortant.
2) Sinus infection - maybe ENT will suggest antibiotic dose.

If there are continuous sinus trouble u can go this solution :
http://www.holisticvanity.ca/morning-tokes-off-my-himalayan-salt-inhaler/

3) check for stress and BP.
4) ur anemic- check for iron , CBC , vitb12 etc
5) visit neurologist !
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I know it's a long time ago now, but take B12 5000mcg for the dizziness and migraines.  B12 deficiency is really hard to test for.  Everything can come back as perfect, yet respond to the B12 -- meaning your body was deficient in usable B12.
It's safe to take, but if you are missing it, you're in trouble.
Also, you can be what I call migrainy.  All the symptoms without the pain.  Excedrine  Extra Strength or Migraine (they are the same formula) usually does the trick, but be VERY careful of the acetaminophen in it.  The instructions used to say to take up to 4x a day, and now they say to take no mare than once.
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I've had headaches, numbness in right side of nose and upper lip, jaw pain, migraines? Not sure. I thought it was sinus condition, but those pills didn't really work so I tried migraine mess and that did the trick. But still, what is the cause?
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