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Re: Facial Numbness, anyone?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 11:04:11 AM »
It usually lasts only a few seconds.  Maybe 20 at the most.  I've also had the chills that only affect half my face or body. 
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Re: Facial Numbness, anyone?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2014, 09:38:16 AM »
BeeDot to confirm this is a side symptom of anxiety you can look on the HA page and in the orange section 4th post down is a post called "This list is a lifesaver!" and the name lives up to it's title for this post I've printed out and whenever I was in HA mode I would whip it out to confirm my chocking feeling wasn't rabies, or my headache wasn't the start of cancer, etc. Yeah you're not the only one with facial numbness... I used to have full body chills whenever I was cold but these anxiety ones are more often and sometimes local to only one area (excluding my fingers, those always tingle  :laugh3: ... I should start to wear a brace on each hand  ::) ). I am pretty sure what you're experincing is a side symptom of your anxiety. Message me whenever, for I'm on here to help others!  :yes:
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Re: Facial Numbness, anyone?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 11:18:38 AM »
Thank you so much.  I had forgotten about that list, but have bookmarked it and hopefully it will provide some measure of peace: )  I just hate that there's always something new keeping me on my toes with this HA.
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Re: Facial Numbness, anyone?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 06:03:14 AM »
If it's on one side, then the other, or all over then it can't be a stroke as a stroke would only affect ONE side of your body.    It's funny a day last week I was driving and my cheek by my nose started feeling numb (though I was able to pinch it and feel it) then it spread to my entire cheek and I was starting to freak out...  when I FORGOT about my cheek it went away!  So I chalked it up to anxiety.  I think because I felt a weird feeling on the side of my nose that I blew it up all out of proportion. 

I get chills in my scalp (one side or the other, going onto my ear and side of face, but ONLY when driving - so I am telling myself it's some kind of a "pinched" nerve in my neck)
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Re: Facial Numbness, anyone?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014, 11:16:37 AM »
Sunlover, thank you.  That makes so much sense!   I think I'm constantly afraid that I'm having a bunch of mini-strokes all over my brain which is why one side will go numb and then the next day, it's the other side….
I can convince myself of anything: )
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Re: Facial Numbness, anyone?
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2014, 03:43:15 PM »
Well, I went through this yesterday.  Was in a store, smiled in a mirror there to,see if it was "even."  Rolled my tongue.  Tried to be sure I could move everything on one side.  I took a nap,after I got hoe to "break the cycle" of the extreme anxiety that developed due to this.  When I woke up, all was well.  I'm still alive today.  :action-smiley-065:  I wish I could convince myself that I'm okay, but the cycle of my anxiety and fear is so strong.  So, yes!  This type of numbness has happened to me many times, unfortunately.
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Re: Facial Numbness, anyone?
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2014, 03:45:06 PM »
Well, I went through this yesterday.  Was in a store, smiled in a mirror there to,see if it was "even."  Rolled my tongue.  Tried to be sure I could move everything on one side.  I took a nap,after I got hoe to "break the cycle" of the extreme anxiety that developed due to this.  When I woke up, all was well.  I'm still alive today.  :action-smiley-065:  I wish I could convince myself that I'm okay, but the cycle of my anxiety and fear is so strong.  So, yes!  This type of numbness has happened to me many times, unfortunately.
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Re: Facial Numbness, anyone?
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2014, 08:08:43 PM »
I have been suffering from face numbness for over 6 months. But it isn't actually numb - it just feels numb. And it is not always constant. The moment I think about it, it starts to feel numb. When I am distracted, it goes. It usually correlates with bouts of anxiety. During the time I am feeling anxious, the facial numbness isn't actually present. It is only until afterwards when I have cooled down and recovering that I start to feel the numbness.

It's important to learn your anxiety symptoms so you don't get yourself in vicious circles. I used to do this all the time. When I was anxious about something and then I finally started to clam down, I would then start to experience anxiety symptoms which would make me more anxious again. And this would repeat until I drove myself crazy. So now I can actually keep myself clam despite having tons of symptoms.
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