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Having this sensation on one side of the face only is likely NOT related to anxiety. How long have you had these symptoms?
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I'm not particularly worried about these symptoms... but want to know more... how long have you had this strange sensation in your face?
can you get in front of a mirror and smile and see if your smile is the same on both sides of your face? can you also tell me if one side seems 'droopier' than the other....
did it come on slowly or sudddenly?
do you have any chronic health issues besides anxiety/depression... whatever you take the zoloft for?
so do you notice any difference side to side when you see yourself in the mirror?
do you have any trouble closing your eyes?
and when you look in the mirror and smile... is it the same on both sided? equal?
so a common thing that happens to just about anyone is something called Bell's Palsy... it's not dangerous and this is the first thing that came to mind... stand by for a link.
As you can see, it kinda fits, and may be early Bell's without the facial weakness yet
but it sounds more like you simply have some local nerve irritation or numbness of unknown cause
the other thing to consider
but you have no risk factors for it
and the numbness is so isolated that I do not think this Is a valid concern
sure... the thing that bothers me is the very localized and specific area of numbness...
something is causing this
and it would be strange for stress or anxiety or lack of sleep to cause such a well defined area of numbness
well that's the real question
have you noticed this feeling getting worse or better since it started, and, is there ANYTHING else that is 'off' that you have noticed?
could be the cause, though the nerves that exit the neck do not supply the face... so compression of the area in deep sleep could cause this, but not anything in the neck.
I think you would be safe to watch this closely, and, if any progression or if any additional symptoms I would go to your doctor
I can think of rare diseases that could be in their very early stages that might have something to do with this, but I really don't want to go into that because your symptoms, at this point, are very nonspecific and isolated.
The first thing I thought about was Myasthenia gravis.... but you don't have that
MS could possibly be on the list but usually the sensory symptoms have to do with vision and movement.... though it CAN do just about anything
Did not think for a minute about ALS
you are most welcome.... do you have any final questions for me?
any final questions?
I do not see you in the chat so will change this to a Q and A format.
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