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I suffer from anxiety and am currently menstruating. My

Hello, I suffer from...

Hello, I suffer from anxiety and am currently menstruating. My cheeks are a bit numb... no pain.. but I do chew a lot of gum.. it helps my anxiety.. I also use benzoyl peroxide wash on my face every night, despite being 43, I still have acne.. I truly believe it's my gum chewing causing this, but I'm a little worried about it.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?

On and off 3 days..

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have mile hypothyroidism, tsh stays around 5. No meds..

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Are you worried about your acne or numbness of cheek?

What is the worry; do you think something sinister going on?

Do you have running nose / blocked nose?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Numbness of cheeks... of course I'm scared it's something else.. no running nose or anything.. been told i have tmj

Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, weakness in limbs, slurring of speech?

Since when is the numbness?

Are you on any medications?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No meds.. no weakness.. going away with movement.. could it be the tmj/ too much gum chewing/anxiety?

Yes, chewing gum and TMJ with anxiety is the culprit here as it goes away.

There is nothing sinister like stroke.

Please do not worry at all.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you

You are very welcome.

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