Is A Symptom Of Ms Tongue Going Numb And Then Bottom Lip And Then Throat Like A Novacaine Shot Feeli

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Asked by krose65

Is A Symptom Of Ms Tongue Going Numb And Then Bottom Lip And Then Throat Like A Novacaine Shot Feeli

also, what about facial nerve movement? for instance i had my tongue go numb a year or so ago and thought nothing of it~ then last friday evening i was just sitting watching tv and my tongue felt weird, then my bottom lip went numb and my throat started feeling weird as well....a couple minutes after that my face from under my nose down felt as if i had a novacaine shot....it lasted a total of an hour. Now, today Monday a couple days later ive had under my left eye a twitch feeling all day and now its visual maybe it was all day i really didnt look, my husband can see it & then i looked in the mirror and i can also see it. Am i going crazy???? or is this part of MS that others have felt as well??

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Hi KRose65,

Welcome to Health Central. Just like Merely Me said, MS affects nerves and nerves control movement and sensations throughout the body.

Here is a really cool page which discusses Cranial Nerves and what each one of them controls.

As for me, I have pain along the Trigeminal Nerve (Cranial Nerve V) which is kept manageable by using Neurontin.

Make note of your symptoms, write it all down, and discuss it with your neurologist next time you go in. If you begin to lose function, like the ability to swallow, get yourself in to see your doctor quickly.

Just know that you're not going crazy!!! MS can cause some freaky stuff.

Answered by Lisa Emrich