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Facial numbness/Burning sensation

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 8, 2007
  • 01:59 AM

I have looked everywhere to find information about possible causes of facial burning and facial numbness and happened upon this site. I hope that someone else out there sees this and might be able to relate. I have had (on and off for about 10 years) burning sensations on both sides of my face (right next to my eyes and around the top of the cheek bone). About two years ago my left eyelid started to droop a bit, not a lot, but enough to be noticable. I attributed it to the many eye surgeries I have had during the past few years due to diabetic retinopathy. Now, about 3 months ago, the area above my left eye (sort of the top corner of the eyebrow and down a bit) has become somewhat numb, and i seem to notice once in awhile that I'm slurring my S's when i speak. The front part of my tongue had felt numb for a few days awhile back, but now it does not feel that way. There was one day in particular when the burning sensation was very present, the numbness above my eye got worse and my tongue (the front of the tongue) was numb....all of this happened at once and lasted a few days. Now the numbness comes and goes, and sometimes spreads across my forehead to the other side of my face, and I still slur my S's once in awhile. I also feel numbness around my lips on occassion. The other morning I woke up and my left ear was numb. i have not yet gone to see a neurologist (i have an appt set up for 2 weeks from now). Perhaps someone has experienced something similar?

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