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Numb face

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  • Posted By: SarahBell
  • May 15, 2010
  • 10:36 AM

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?

Medical history
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.

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