Posted By Jan on April 16, 1999 at 18:40:48
Topic Area: Neuralgia
Last April I had for the first time experienced this upper lip numbness
on the left side of my face. At first it started in my lip and within 5
minutes my gum and teeth and left nostril felt as if I had had anesthesia.
I went to MUSC in Charleston SC and was immediately admitted into the
hospital. Whilst there the neurologists ran MRI's, CAT scan, x-rays,
several blood tests, ultrasounds, for 2 days and found nothing. The numbness
disappeared by itself in about an hour. Ever since, I had this numbness
recur in several ocasions, usually in the morning either immediately
after shaving or brushing my teeth or putting after shave.
Is this something I should be concerned about? is it possible that perhaps
it is an allergy to a particular brand of shaving cream, after shave or
tooth paste? could it be stress related?
I would be most thankful if you let me know what this may be, as I can't
go to the hospital and see several doctors, spend several thousand dollars
my insurance didn't cover to be told that don't know wht it is or that it
"may" me trigemenal neuralgia.
Usually this numbness lasts for up to 30-45 minutes and only covers my upper
left lip, gum and teeth to the point that I cannot feel a needle and this
concerns me. I'm 35 year old male and I have always been healthy.
I will be looking forward to your response and thatnk you in advance for
taking the time to read my condition.
I have had a similar problem, but it did not reach my nose, my upper and lower gum on the left side. Prior to it happening, I had twitching in the upper left lip for about 5 days, then a fever blister appeared on the upper left lip, after the fever blister disappeared, I had a small amount of saliva coming out of the left corner of my mouth, then the day after that started, my upper left gum line went numb, then later that day the lower went numb. The numbness spread to the left frontal part of my gumline and teeth. This lasted about two weeks solid with no relief.I still have the numbness on and off.
By chance did you have any of these symptoms too?