I've looked up the condition, "trigeminal neuralgia" and it seems that the main characteristic in identifying it is sharp pains; however, I've had no pain at all. I do notice sometimes that the top of my hands can get the same feeling, but so very slightly that I don't really notice it unless I think about it.
Ok, sorry but I have just one more question and I'll accept the answer. Thanks for your input so far. The appointment I have with the neurologist is not for almost 8 months. If you think a TIA could be possible, is there someone else I should speak to to have an MRI sooner? From what I understand, a TIA could mean a full stroke in not much time after and needs looked into? I've also been having these symptoms for 6 months now with little change. I'm only 29 so I'm surprised it'd be something like that. I'm not sure if this is relevant, but the hand numbness I get is very faint and usually on my right hand only.. if it's there at all. It comes and goes, is VERY faint, and is always only on the top of my hand.
One more bit of information. I looked up TIA and found the following symptoms:
The numbness on the face is weird, because it's not really numb. I have full feeling in it when it's touched or pricked (the GP did this test on me). It's just that it feels a little.. frozen.. when it's not being touched at all.
I have no trouble speaking, or face drooping or visual problems. The GP also tested this on me by making me raise eyebrows and blow out cheeks, then follow the finger with my eyes and such. Everything there was normal. I also have no headaches (maybe very slight ones sometimes.. sort of like a caffeine withdrawl feeling than a full out headache), no doziness and balance issues and no confusion.