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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: Carolyn on 12/04/2008 15:22:45

Title: Why is my face numb?
Post by: Carolyn on 12/04/2008 15:22:45
Last night about 10 minutes after I went to bed my face went numb.  It started in my lips and then spread to my cheeks and temples.  It has the same feeling as hands/feet falling asleep, but not as intense.

It's happened probably a dozen times in the last year or so.  It's happening right now.

Any thoughts as to what could be causing this?
Title: Why is my face numb?
Post by: JnA on 13/04/2008 02:26:19
Bells Palsy?


I don't know.. go and see a doctor etc etc :)

could be a blockage somewhere in nerves or spinal... or could be parasitic in nature.. needs investigation.

Good luck
Title: Why is my face numb?
Post by: JimBob on 13/04/2008 05:06:13
Yes, Bell's palsy was my first impression as well. BUT do as recommended. See you doctor .............. etc ad nausiaum

It is usually cause by an injury
Title: Why is my face numb?
Post by: Karen W. on 13/04/2008 05:58:31
CAROLYN.......PLEASE GO TO THE DOCTOR....!!!
Title: Why is my face numb?
Post by: Carolyn on 13/04/2008 06:27:21
Thanks JNA, JimBob & Karen.  Bells Palsy was also the first thing I thought of.  My Dad has had it twice so I am somewhat concerned.

Could a pinched nerve cause the numbness? 
Title: Why is my face numb?
Post by: Karen W. on 13/04/2008 08:53:04
i don't know about bells palsy and such,,but my face went numb  when I had that mini stroke....it was weird....felt like it was tingly at first and like i had had knovacane and it was wearing off and tingling like a arm or foot that had fallen asleep.
Do be careful... get checked!
Title: Why is my face numb?
Post by: rosalind dna on 13/04/2008 14:35:09
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell's_palsy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/bellspalsy1.shtml

Sorry Carolyn I can't advise you as I don't know anything about this condition, but yes I would also recommend/suggest that you go to your doctor.