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Old 03-20-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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I feel like half of my face is numb!

I was wondering of anyone can relate to this:

I feel like the left side of my face is frozen! as if something cold is in my head!

It's like a numb tingly feeling I get in my hands. I have it specially after I cry...

I feel kind of depressed lately and feel like cryin for no reason... After a couple of times I cried out, I have this thing in my head!!

I had this a couple of years ago, before I was put on ADs.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #2
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

I actually had this while I was tapering and for quite a while during withdrawal. The entire left side of my face would go numb and sometimes my left arm would too. It eventually went away.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:07 PM   #3
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

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I had this a couple of years ago, before I was put on ADs.
Did you ever mention it to your doctor?
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:22 PM   #4
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

I have had numbness at times since taking lexapro/. sometimes hands, sometimes feet, one of my cheeks occasionally. ( cheek numbness/tingling seems to be related to exercise sometimes.) I never had this at all before taking lexapro. It does not seem to be related to stress or anxiety at all.
also, cold numbness when sleeping.

I still have these problems sometimes even tho I've taken no drugs in a year and a half.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

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I was wondering of anyone can relate to this:

I feel like the left side of my face is frozen! as if something cold is in my head!

It's like a numb tingly feeling I get in my hands. I have it specially after I cry...

I feel kind of depressed lately and feel like cryin for no reason... After a couple of times I cried out, I have this thing in my head!!

I had this a couple of years ago, before I was put on ADs.
Oh don't worry if you had these symptoms a couple of years ago its not the drug. Its probably your anxiety. Just try and relax and keep the anxiety under control.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:08 PM   #6
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

Although there is a very good chance that it is just a "discontinuation symptom" it could also be other things. Is it your entire left side? including your tongue?

That could be a sign of Bell's Palsy, I would recommend seeing a doctor for a test on that, definitely not something you want to ignore.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:36 PM   #7
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

Well, last time i had this, it came from depression and crying a lot.

it went away wit SSRI. Now, I'm in withdrawal...but so close to taking pills again
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:36 AM   #8
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

I get one sided facial numbness too altho mine is apparently caused by knots in my neck muscles after a bad nights sleep. If I rub them out it usually clears up. Not sure if this is the same as you tho. Sorry for not being much help. I hope you get some relief soon tho.

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Old 03-24-2010, 10:15 AM   #9
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

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That could be a sign of Bell's Palsy, I would recommend seeing a doctor for a test on that, definitely not something you want to ignore.
Ditto. Bell's palsy can be a singular event, or like cold sore outbreaks, you can get it more than once particularly with certain stressors. If your eyelid seems affected, especially hie thee to a physician. There are treatments.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:17 AM   #10
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Re: I feel like half of my face is numb!

I get this off and on too. It always goes away on it's own.
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