My father in law has the sensation of ants crawling on the right side of his face near his ear and down to
his right shoulder with the increasing intensity. The sensation recurs frequently, dozens of times a day or
more and it lasts for about a minute.
He has had an mri of his c-spine and brain, which showed stenosis at several levels of his c-spine (c3-c4).
He has seen 5 neurologists, who disagree about whether the stenosis is responsible for these unusual sensations.
These sensations have been going on for about 4 months now, and they also interfere with his sleep, and he has
to sleep on this side to create the pressure against the pillow that helps somewhat.
He has tried valium and gabapentin (1200 mg), which have had no effect.
He has also seen a dermatologist, who is convinced that the problem is neurological.
Any ideas, any recommendations, or tests to consider, (maybe one of your colleagues has seen this in their
practice and found a solution) would be greatly, greatly appreciated, as these
continuously recurring crawling sensations are driving my father in law crazy, as well as his wife.
And if you can solve the problem, you and him may appear in the "Mystery Diagnosis' show.