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Facial muscle fatigue

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by bobp1970, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. bobp1970

    bobp1970

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    I'm wondering if anyone has experienced facial muscle fatigue?

    In the last 2-3 weeks it seems to have come out of nowhere, as these symptoms seem to do.

    My jaw, lips, mouth and tongue in particular are effected. It all feels quite tight with aches and stiffness. On a couple of occasions my tongue felt pretty useless and lazy in my mouth. Also lips and tongue have felt swollen although they are not. Eating and talking can sometimes be difficult.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    I had it and not only tongue . I could not swallow, even liquid did not go down.

    The swollen lips I still get sometimes but mostly the upper lip and I can feel between my fingers it is thicker than normal. The thick lip does not stay very long.
     
  3. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I get that but only as part of PEM after exertion. Sometimes the muscles used in a particular activity are the ones that have the most acute and long lasting PEM.

    Had you been having to talk a lot 2 weeks ago? Even using the phone more?

    Another time I get this group of symptoms is when I have a sinus infection. This for me causes face, mouth, jaw and other problems.
     
  4. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    If you already haven't I would see a doctor about this ASAP. This might be caused by something innocuous or much more serious.

    Keep us informed and take care.

    Barb
     
  5. bobp1970

    bobp1970

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    Thanks all.

    I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday so will mention it then.

    I'm hoping its just the ME as some of the other things related to the symptoms sound a bit rubbish.

    It does seem to be worse when I'm tired, mostly in the evening.
     
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  6. Nvar

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    Hi. I am experiencing what sounds like exactly what you were last year. Wondering what you found out.
     

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