I've had electric shocks cross my face essentially from my ear across my cheekbone for several weeks now. They are not terrible pain by any means, just quick zaps. Sometimes, they go over my eyebrow, too. Sometimes, making a certain face seems to set one off, or if I touch my face right at the cheekbone.
I'm seeing a neurologist because of other things, symptoms that had people thinking MS but now they're just confused, so we're in a waiting game. Anyway, this obviously isn't *real* trigeminal neuralgia, but is it something else related to that? They're pretty frequent little zaps. What would cause this to happen? It's right side only.
In general, trigeminal neuralgia is a clinical diagnosis. Patients usually report electric like shocks across one side of the face in part or all of the face. They're usually set off by brushing your teeth, cold drinks, breeze across the face, talking, or even making facial expressions. Your symptoms may be consistent with trigeminal neuralgia. You may want to ask your neurologist about your symptoms.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.