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any change in your smile?
The left side of my face/cheek looks bigger than the right when I smile....but it's not really noticeable to other people unless I point it out
any other symptoms
It feels heavy and numb on the left side and under my neck .... sometimes it's better than other times
Any CT or MRI?
Any other medical problems or medications?
I found out 3 months ago that I had been drinking arsenic well water....am not now. I have all the symptoms of hypothyroid and just started a small dose (15mg) of Armour tablets.
what is your most recent TSH?
I just had blood work done but haven't got the results in front of me....they were in the right range though
I just have all the physical symptoms
Maybe I should ask for a MRI or CT scan?
Well facial numbness and tingling can be caused by hypothyroidism
but if you can get a MRI, I would consider it
that would be helpful to rule out any lesion in the brain
I would try to find out what your TSH levels are- they should be 0.3 to 3.0
As well, VII cranial nerve irritation, such as in Bell's palsy (although it is much more dramatic) can also cause similar symptoms
So I would:
1. Find out what your TSH is
2. Get a referral to a neurologist. They can order the MRI/CT scan if they feel it is helpful. They may be able to diagnose cranial VII issue on physical exam as well
I hope this helped
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