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Two weeks ago my right hand started to feel numb, and the numbness spread to the whole right side of my body; first the arm, then face and lastly my leg and foot. I also had pressure and pain in my ear, and muscle twitches. After maybe 5 days or so it began to wear off, but yesterday, when I was laying down on my right side for the first time since the numbness started, the ear pressure/pain returned, and so did the numbness (but that was a few hours later).
I had similar episodes 6 years ago. Then, the numbness would usually lessen after a few weeks, but return again, and since then I’ve had episodes of one sided numbness on and off, but not as severe as they were the first year (until now).
I just wonder if anyone recognizes the symptoms? Could it be high intracranial pressure?
It could. I have had similar issues lately from a dislocated jaw. I would think that a pinched nerve would be more likely. The higher up in the CNS a nerve is pinched the more widespread the issues can be on one side.
Do you have a good PT or chiropractor you can see? Often times my misaligned neck can be resolved with a VERY careful and gentle chiropractor.
Thank you so much for your reply. Yes, I guess it makes sense that it could be a pinched nerve. I have nerver been to a chiropractor; too afraid it will make things worse. When I had a lumbar puncture 6 years ago my symptoms increased a lot, and since then I might be overly reluctant to allow anyone to do anything to my spine… I think I’ll just wait and see and hope for the symptoms to subside. Thanks again for your respons; really really appreciate your input and that you took the time!
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