Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

facial muscle spasms

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 2 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 11, 2009
  • 01:34 AM

my mother had extensive work on her teeth. For a while she had no teeth on one side and it seemed like her mouth was lopsided and she began speaking funny. She thought perhaps she had a mini stroke. She had an mri and cat scan and tests were negative. She had her implants and now she has facial spasms. When she first wakes up in the morning she is usually fine. Going towards the afternoon her face starts to spasm. She says she feel like it is moving towards her eye. She goes to bed early and takes pills so she doesn't need to deal with the pain. She went to a neurologist who wasn't sure what it was but discussed it with his colleague and decided on botox. We sent her to someone in Prespeteyian and the doctor wasn't sure but said maybe parkinson's. She has claimed that it is hard for her to write at times. We are at a loss of what to do?

Reply Flag this Discussion

2 Replies:

  • INFLAMING of the jaw muscles-----you do need to start mom with antinflamation medication .let mom do a soft massage on her face to get the muscles to stop the spasms . Jaw pain inhibits smiling, eating and speaking, as the jaw muscles tighten . Eventually, the jaw muscles spasm and inflame, resulting in even more jaw pain. Since patients experience difficulty eating, they eat little and lose strength, causing more pain to develop. if no change in a day it is advisable to contact the doctor that did her DENTAL operation and ask him.
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • December 11, 2009
    • 06:48 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • INFLAMING of the jaw muscles-----you do need to start mom with antinflamation medication .let mom do a soft massage on her face to get the muscles to stop the spasms . Jaw pain inhibits smiling, eating and speaking, as the jaw muscles tighten . Eventually, the jaw muscles spasm and inflame, resulting in even more jaw pain. Since patients experience difficulty eating, they eat little and lose strength, causing more pain to develop. if no change in a day it is advisable to contact the doctor that did her DENTAL operation and ask him.Charmaine, sounds like Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Doulouruex). Check symptoms for that. See a neurologist that specializes in this disorder and treatment. Hope you find an answer. May God Bless you and your Mom.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 11, 2009
    • 04:54 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.