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Many symptoms lately. One is tingling. Starts on left side of face & moves down to my hand. Like chills but not creepy. Dr says not neuro. Any thought?

Many symptoms lately. One is tingling. Starts on left side of face & moves down to my hand. Like chills but not creepy. Dr says not neuro. Any thought?

Migraine or seizure: When tingling travels, it can be migraine aura or a simple partial seizure. If it travels over seconds, it can be seizure. This is called jacksonian march. If it travels over minutes, more likely migraine aura. In either case, you should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety. But I'm on pills.

I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety.  But I'm on pills.

Could be anxiety: Episodes of anxiety can cause hyperventilation, which can produce tingling sensations. So can a variety of medication side effects. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about your meds and whether these sensations could be due to your medicaition. If so, you could try a different drug, with fewer side effects. But talk with your doctor if these sensations continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had tingling and pain in my face for the last week! i thought it might be trigeminal neuralgia but it's on both sides, not just one! what to do?

I've had tingling and pain in my face for the last week! i thought it might be trigeminal neuralgia but it's on both sides, not just one! what to do?

See a neurologist: Trigeminal neuralgia rarely occurs bilaterally; when it does, it is usually secondary to multiple sclerosis. Trigeminal neuralgia tends to occur between after age 40. See orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. You also may see a neurologist ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

See that you have a: # of medical conditions. I would not assume that the tingling sensation you are experiencing is due to anxiety. The reason you may feel symptom less when you are busy is that it distracts you from focusing on the sensation. Take care. ...Read more

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Does a brain tumor cause symptoms (tingling/numb) on one side only or can it affect both sides equally? Was told only one because of brain hemispheres

Does a brain tumor cause symptoms (tingling/numb) on one side only or can it affect both sides equally? Was told only one because of brain hemispheres

Whether brain lesion: ..affect both sides of the body or just one side depends on its size and location. In the cerebral hemispheres a small lesion may cause sensation changes on the opposite side of the body. In contrast, lesions in the brain stem or spinal cord may be very profound and affect both sides of the body leading to complete sensory loss or paralysis. Tingling is more likely due to peripheral nerve problem. ...Read more

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Pain in elbows hands knees and legs Tingling down left hand side of face occasionally Bad memory IBS Tiredness Symptoms come and go for months ?

Pain in elbows hands knees and legs 
Tingling down left hand side of face occasionally
Bad memory 
IBS
Tiredness
Symptoms come and go for months 

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See your physician: These symptoms may represent any number of conditions including anxiety, headache (for example, migraines), multiple sclerosis, etc. See your primary care physician for a full review of your history (be specific when you communicate your symptoms) and physical exam. http://www.cfah.org/prepared-patient/prepared-patient-articles/talking-about-symptoms-with-your-health-care-team ...Read more

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Cause of tingling sensation left side of face?

Trigeminal nerve: Sensations to the face are perceived via trigeminal nerve. Your complaint suggests left sided t. Nerve irritation. If persistent you may need imaging e.G MRI scan. ...Read more

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What does tingling down the side of the face mean?

What does tingling down the side of the face mean?

Many things: Basically this is caused other by irritation or compression of the nerves of the face or by something in your brain. Sometimes this is very simple and sometimes it is not. The exact pattern, association of other symptoms, risk factors and timing helps docs to figure it out. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in one side of the face that comes and goes?

What can cause tingling in one side of the face that comes and goes?

Several reasons: This could be due to several causes such as migraine with aura, or a transient ischemic attack which usually last minutes to hours. Occasionally, simple partial seizures affect the face only and last for just a few seconds to minutes. They more commonly involve other parts of the body as well. There are other less common causes (teeth or jaw-related). Check with your doctor for a neuro evaluation. ...Read more