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Old 12-10-2012, 12:33 PM #1
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hi,

just wondering if any of you people also deal with facial numbness sometimes even coordination problems? i thought i was getting better but then i had a relapse last saturday and the new set of symptoms began. Like this weird facial numbness (mainly my cheeks feel almost permanently numb), weakness, coordination problems, and feeling totally out of it? I am getting really frustrated about this whole pcs thing, had cts, mris, eegs, ekgs, even heart echo, and the list go on. I would never of thought that this can get so serious
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:41 PM #2
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No facial numbness but I get numb on the top of my thigh and sometimes a burning sensation. Have you tried the headinjury website? I found it very informative. Just a thought.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:55 PM #3
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Dear worried,
The relapse and all the wonderful symptoms it brings with it are very typical of overdoing it. You may need to pull back a little for a while. Listen to your body, take note of headaches,dizzy spells etc these are telling you that you must remember that you have still got PCS.
I know its annoying and I sympathise but accept your new way of life and treat your body with TLC.

As for facial numbness I am afraid you need to return to your doctor. It can be normal for a while but if its only just shown up as a new symptom then it is probably a new brain development. It could simply be structural to do with nerves or muscles moving, but get checked out.

Take care and let us know what happens.
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I am a 36 yr old female who has played football, as a hobby, for 13 yrs. In July 2012, during a game I was slammed to the floor by two angry guys who hit into me so hard that one of them broke their ribs.
This knocked me back onto hard ground leaving me unconscious. I awoke to chronic head and neck pain, sickness and the inability to see or balance.
The paramedics made me walk to the ambulance, instead of placing me on a spinal board, where I was taken to the ER. I was hospitalised with suspected brain hemorrhage for 1 week, then on complete bed rest for 1 month, in a wheelchair for 2 months.

I have been left with PCS, moderate constant head pain, little short term memory, no memory of the accident, balance and sight problems, depression and exhaustion.
The worst problem is collapsing regularly. This has finally been diagnosed as Hemiplegic Migraines , these cause my brain to regularly shut down when I am tired and I then feel the full effects of a stroke (without the bleed on the brain!!) of which the symptoms last 2-4 days.
I have had 6 CT's, 2 MRI's and am under 3 specialists.

I believe everyday is one more towards improvement. Mainly I believe in the power of acceptance not the weakness of complacency or resignation.
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worried, Google cranial nerves. It sounds like you may have inflammation of a cranial nerve. The cranial nerve chart can help you discover what nerve and where the inflammation might be. The area of numbness will point back to the nerve effected.

As I have mentioned many times before. Upper neck injuries can cause a myriad of PCS problems. If the doctors are not looking at the upper neck closely enough, they don't find the problem.

Neuro-orthopedic surgeons who have special expertise in the upper neck can possibly get the right imaging done.

My best to you.
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Mark makes an excellent point. For me the most relief I received was from Myofascial release therapy. I only wish it would have happened sooner.
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thanks 4 the advice every1 i also had 2 of my right back teeth (one upper and one lower) extracted 10 days ago could this be related to the facial numbness? i guess i have to contact my neuro/dentist again.
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thanks 4 the advice every1 i also had 2 of my right back teeth (one upper and one lower) extracted 10 days ago could this be related to the facial numbness? i guess i have to contact my neuro/dentist again.
I hope it is just having your teeth pulled that is making you numb, and I do hope that you get to feeling better
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Good morning worried,I hope that you are feeling better today,have a good one
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hi went to doctor, he said in this case these are probably neck related problems. have a couple of other tests to do ahead of me.
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hi went to doctor, he said in this case these are probably neck related problems. have a couple of other tests to do ahead of me.
Good morning worried,I hope with the tests that they can help you
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