Aa
A
A
A
Close
Multiple Sclerosis Community
9.23k Members
338416 tn?1420045702

Interesting... menthol face and throat!

Wow, this is weird.  I've experienced the 'cold droplet' sensation - feels like somebody splashed cold water on me.  I've also had the cold sensation on my thigh.

Now my throat is cold!  And my face on the right side.  It feels like I drank a peppermint shake, and spilled peppermint on my chin.  Or maybe menthol.
10 Responses
620877 tn?1282764097
That is weird!  But then i think that all of the sensory symptoms are weird!!  I had a feeling of something cold on my left leg, along with a lack of sensation.  Lasted about 6 weeks.  I can relate - although not the menthol/peppermint/cooling sensation.

Hugs,
Chrisy
338416 tn?1420045702
This has been worse today - really cold feelings in my chin and nose, and sometimes my right eye.  Looks like the trigeminal nerve is acting up again.
620877 tn?1282764097
I am so sorry to hear that you are still having a bad time with this.  

Hope you get some relief soon.

Hugs,
Chrisy
338416 tn?1420045702
I think the strangest thing about it is that everything I eat and drink now has a hint of menthol...
987762 tn?1331027953
COMMUNITY LEADER
I'll swap you,  I'll take your menthol/peppermint taste if you'll take my soap taste, anyone i'm not fussy, (please!!) anyone up for a swap? :)

I've been getting (every now and again) a feeling that an ice cube is sitting on my left thigh, but never had the feeling of water though.

cheers....JJ
338416 tn?1420045702
The ice cube on my right thigh was first - it's been going on for almost a year now.  I can usually put up with it - pretend that my leg is cold, or the jeans are wet in that spot.

The face is a little harder to ignore!  Specially when it gets really cold and feels like I've rubbed Icy Hot on it or something.

I also noticed a change in my tastebuds this last weekend - my hot and sour soup was oddly flavorless, but still spicy and hot (temperature-wise, that is.)  So I could feel the slight pain from the spice, and the heat, but couldn't taste it.  
Avatar universal
I know this is an old thread, but I had to post.  I really identify with jensequitur.  I too have the cold menthol sensation and taste.  I feel like I have rubbed menthol on my skin, especially my face,  and everything I eat or drink tastes of menthol.   Actually, my taste sensations are all over the place, alternating between distinct menthol (I even feel like there are vapours going into my eyes)  and a REALLY vile, bitter, chemically, poisonous taste,  I recently had a dental implant and wonder if the trigeminal nerve has been damaged.  I am interested why you mentioned this nerve too...do you have nerve damage?  Any one else experienced this?
Avatar universal
...I am sorry, I have just realised this is in the MS section.  I do not have MS (as far as I know anyway)  but I searched the symptoms I have and found myself here.
1713150 tn?1314467342
I get the cold feelings when I'm in the hot shower.  It's really weird and hasn't happened very much lately.  I can't figure out what it is.  I told my neuro, but she just wrote it down. I don't know what to call it or anything.  
Avatar universal
Has anyone gotten a dx for the menthol sensation and if not has it gotten better or worse over time. I believe it's some form of nerve damage. Possibly a sensory nerve in the cranial nerve.
Have an Answer?
Top Neurology Answerers
987762 tn?1331027953
Australia
5265383 tn?1483808356
ON
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease