Facial tingling

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Hello all 

Any help appreciated. 

For the last while I’ve been getting like a weird tingling on my cheeks on my face. Directly below my eyes. It’s not numb as I can feel myself touching it but it seems to be getting worse. Dr thought I had sinusitis even though no stuffiness or nasal discharge. So she put me on a nasal steroid.  No difference. Had been getting random electric shock pain in my upper jaw / teeth so Dentist and gp said it could be trigeminal neuralgia. 

It went away for ages but now it seems to be back with a vengeance. Numbness starts at my cheeks below my eyes but has been spreading to jawline and forehead and eyes. I’ve been paying attention to it though and it seems to vanish when I stand up so it is only when I am lying down in bed so starting to think it’s something to do with my neck? 

Has anybody else had this? And knows how to get it to go away? 

Many thanks 


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    I have the same symtom like yours. Went to EENT and my Dentist, everything is fine. TN is the culprit. Vitamin B Complex help me to eliminate the pain. Google the B Complex (2xday), or B1B6B12 (3xdaily) It has something to relax our nerves. It works for me and I hope to you too. Nothing to loose, its just vitamin.  Ask your Dr.
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      This is interesting to me.  I’ve been suffering daily headaches and possible occipital neuralgia. But also facial and one sided tingling. Really horrid.  BUT I had some blood s done and I’m deficient in both magnesium AND vit b /folic acid. Do you think this is connected with the tingling ??? 
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      Im sorry, Im not a doctor to diagnose your situation but if its related to nerves its good to try it (Vitamin B1+...). It works for me 100% so far. No pain or tingling.....good luck.
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    Hi Chris,

    Here's  what i was experiencing as i think it was similar to yours but not exactly the same. Whenever i had the onset of attacks, i noticed that if i managed to start any physical activity like exercise the pain would subside temporarily.  I didn't know why this happened but the only explanation i got from a friend who is a doctor ( but not an expert in this area) was that it's possible that the exercise was directing blood flow more towards my muscles being worked and away from the artery/ blood vessel that was touching my TN nerve at the base of my brain and therefore temporarily relieved the pressure on the TN nerve.  Again, i don't know if this is true, but it seemed to be a recurring pattern with me, at least until the TN got progressively worse and i had to get MVD done.

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