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If Zoloft (sertraline) caused eye pain/visual problems, would switching to another ssri relieve symptoms. 3 months of head numbness at 100, down to 50 still no rel?

If Zoloft (sertraline) caused eye pain/visual problems, would switching to another ssri relieve symptoms. 3 months of head numbness at 100, down to 50 still no rel?

Yes it's possible: I'm assuming you had an eye exam to rule out any organic cause for your eye pain and vision changes. That would be a top priority. Otherwise, yes different antidepressants work differently, you could be more tolerant of a different one. You need to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have experienced a wide variety of symptoms... I have had bouts of rightsided numbness in the hand and foot. My vision in the left eye has lost some?

I have experienced a wide variety of symptoms... I have had bouts of rightsided numbness in the hand and foot. My vision in the left eye has lost some?

See a doctor: The combination of symptoms could be due to stroke as mentioned by the other contributor, but they might be due to multiple sclerosis. It's definitely worth getting checked out and treated appropriately regardless. ...Read more

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What to do about droopy eyelid and face numbness?

What to do about droopy eyelid and face numbness?

Get exam ASAP: This needs a neurological evaluation promptly. This is probably best accomplished through an hospital ER, unfortunately, or through a referral from a primary care doctor who can talk to a neurologist directly. The eyelid is controlled by cranial nerves 3 and 7 (as in Bell's Palsy), and sensation by cranial nerve 5. This will probably take neuro-imaging to figure out (CT, MRI). ...Read more

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5 mo wait for rheum, is dermatomyositis w decreased lung vol a worry, or unikely w/ mild hand, eyelid rash, increasing prox muscle weakness, but neg c react, jo pos ssa, rf, ANA musc, joint pain numbness

5 mo wait for rheum, is dermatomyositis w decreased lung vol a worry, or unikely w/ mild hand, eyelid rash, increasing prox muscle weakness, but neg c react, jo pos ssa, rf, ANA musc, joint pain numbness

See details: This issue needs immediate attention and a wait of 5 months is unacceptable. Have you family doctor call the rheumatologist directly to see if an appointment can be scheduled in the near future. If not, find another rheumatologist or consider a university center. ...Read more

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Rt shoulder symptoms with nerve block on friday. Total rt arm is numb but rt eye not as open...Pupil smaller than left. Block in it tomorrow. Concerning?

Rt shoulder symptoms with nerve block on friday. Total rt arm is numb but rt eye not as open...Pupil smaller than left. Block in it tomorrow. Concerning?

Horner's syndrome: Hi panda, you probably have horner's syndrome which is common with these types of brachial plexus block. It's not a complication but a side effect. The medication blocked sympathetic ganglion in the neck along with other nerves. It will wear off along with the arm numbness. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Does a numb patch on foot along with random muscle twitching including eye sound like early MS symptoms? Had a clean MRI and emg but still worried

Does a numb patch on foot along with random muscle twitching including eye sound like early MS symptoms? Had a clean MRI and emg but still worried

Unlikely: Especially given your negative workup. Many other conditions can cause these symptoms. If you notice progression of the symptoms, or develop new symptoms, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness in left side of face and pain behind eye and head?

Why do I have numbness in left side of face and pain behind eye and head?

Multiple nerves: You are describing pathology with at least two nerves, the facial and occipital. Has there been a recent injury? Viral infection? Do you have arthritis? Medical attention is needed. ...Read more

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I had a nerve cut years ago around my prosthic eye would this cause numbness in my side and the back of my head?

I had a nerve cut years ago around my prosthic eye would this cause numbness in my side and the back of my head?

Eye removed pain: The eyes nerve (optic nerve as a part of eye rival would not mist likely. You are most illy describing pain of the facial trigeminal nerve. See your neurologist or ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Feeling for a month a strange numbness on left side face and head only. No pain. My left eye is also dry. What could it be?

Feeling for a month a strange numbness on left side face and head only. No pain. My left eye is also dry. What could it be?

Panic attack: If a person is anxious might hyperventilate and that will cause numbness in different part of the body including the face. My advise go and see a doctor for proper examination ...Read more

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Why do I lose vision in my right eye sometimes it also sometimes gets blurry, the vision returns in minutes, I do not experience any numbness or hdach?

Why do I lose vision in my right eye sometimes it also sometimes gets blurry, the vision returns in minutes, I do not experience any numbness or hdach?

See a doctor: Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision can be a sign of neurological or vascular conditions that require prompt attention. Pain is not necessary for the condition to be serious. Please see an eye doctor immediately. Many conditions can be treated if caught early! ...Read more

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Before chalazion surgery eyelid is numb or not?

Before chalazion surgery eyelid is numb or not?

Usually: The eyelid is anesthtized ("numbed") before the incision and drainage of a chalazion (chronic stye). Some times for a hordeoulm (acute inflamed stye) it can just be incised with a needle a scalple if it is near draining spontaneously, and this will allow it to resolve without a more extensive surgery requiring anesthetic. ...Read more

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Before chalazion operation eyelid is numb or not?

Yes: Of course, if you are going to have surgery to treat a chalazion the doctor will numb the area and will not feel pain, might still feel pressure or touching in the area but no pain. It always important to clarify and verify this with the doctor immediatly before the surgery. ...Read more

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I'm always feeling dull eye sight and numbness in several parts of my body also in fingers?

I'm always feeling dull eye sight and numbness in several parts of my body also in fingers?

Suggest: You should have a Neurologic exam.....this is most likely anxiety based HOWEVER Multiple Sclerosis has been know to "present" with such "vague" symptomatology!

Speak with your PCP as a start. (Primary Care Provider)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why does my eyelid (left) feel numb/swollen when it isn't? I can still feel pressure/pain but it just feels that way. My vision is mostly fine.

Why does my eyelid (left) feel numb/swollen when it isn't? I can still feel pressure/pain but it just feels that way. My vision is mostly fine.

Possible old HSV: Have you ever had cold sores or fever blisters in that area? Not uncommonly an HSV infection can be followed by numbness in the area that was infected. ...Read more

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Left dropped eye off and on and hand numbness off and on?

Left dropped eye off and on and hand numbness off and on?

Be seen: There are multiple possibilities and they may or may not be related. Consider being seen for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Numbness in my face and eye and my left thumb doesn't want to work right.

Numbness in my face and eye and my left thumb doesn't want to work right.

Neuropathy: There are many possibilities for these symptoms. You need a complete evaluation by an internal medicine physician and possible referral to a neurologist. An MRI scan of the brain might be indicated, as well as testing for peripheral neuropathy and ms. ...Read more