End of January I started with a slight allergic feeling in my lips and I noticed a numbness in my face.
The next day the numbness was back.
I was on anti-inflams and a codeine based painkiller for tennis elbow - both of which I've had before. Doctors have suggested it was an allergy to one of these and took me off them. Tried antihistamines - two types - but still numb face.
Numbness is mostly upper lip area spreading out to cheeks and chin at times. At worse it feels like a dentist injection is wearing off.
Doc did a million blood tests and referred me to physio for tennis elbow and hospital for numb face.
Physio cured tennis elbow as she spotted it was a neck problem causing it. Perfect posture ensures the elbows are ok.
Hospital - did c1 esterase tests and an xray.
Xray of neck is fine.
c1 esterase results are not back but he's discharged me from there as "it doesn't bother me" - so am very frustrated. Why waste money doing blood tests if they're not going to look at them?
revision septoplasty last year (or year before)
physio for neck problem about 7 years ago
Currently have slightly high blood pressure and having ecg/cholesterol/diabetes tests
What do I do? Do I insist on more tests? Looks like they've run out of ideas.
My own dentist checked my teeth weren't a problem doing some xrays.