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Neuro symptoms extending to tongue

Discussion in 'Neurological/Neuro-sensory' started by Patrick*, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Patrick*

    Patrick* Formerly PWCalvin

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    Lately, my neuro symptoms have been extending to my tongue, on and off. Sometimes the tongue merely feels a little swollen, but other times it feels less dexterous (equivalent to loss of motor control in hands). My speech I feel is slightly impaired, but so far nobody has admitted that they can detect it. This seems to go hand-and-hand with an increase in neuro symptoms in my arms and hands too.

    Has anyone else experienced this? If so, have you found anything that helps it?
  2. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Any part of the body can be affected. My tongue was not spared. My neurological symptoms slowly improved with taking an immunemodulator.
  3. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Cranial nerves control tongue movement. A good neuro exam would come handy.
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    camas Senior Member

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    I have this, too. It's really bad after eating something cold like sorbet. All of my neurological symptoms have improved on daily Zyrtec. I'm not exactly sure why, but I believe it may have something to do with histamine being a neurotransmitter?
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  5. MNC

    MNC Senior Member

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    Same here. I have asked at least 4 doctors lately about my tongue. What I feel is inflammation inside the cheeks, in the upper and rear part along with sinuses inflammation, and my tongue is definetely getting worse and worse for the past 5 months. What started as slight strange feelings when speaking has now become something very scary. It burns a bit and I just can't articulate well many times. I can't move it normal as before.

    I asked one maxillo surgeon, one internist and two GPs and they didn't know. The internist adviced me to go to a neurologist... again. I spend my life going to doctors of all kind who never know what is wrong...

    To me this is one more step in this neurological degeneration that they deny.
  6. PhoenixBurger

    PhoenixBurger Senior Member

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    lansbergen what immune modulator are you taking that helped?
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    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Levamisole
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    SpecialK82 Senior Member

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    Yep, I've had problems on and off with my tongue, and also get a pins & needles sensation. I've talked with a neurologist about it and he was baffled, it was just another item on odd list of symptoms to him.
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    jeffrez Senior Member

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    Cranial sacral therapy also can work wonders.
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  10. Wayne

    Wayne Senior Member

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    Hi Patrick, sorry to hear about this. When I had somewhat similar difficulties with swallowing, I found it quite disconcerting. After I had an asymptomatic root canaled tooth extracted, my swallowing problems cleared up almost overnight. --- Also, I had an atlas profilax (AP) technique done in 2007 that released a lot of pressure on my cranial nerves. If your's is a cranial nerve problem, the AP could be helpful. --- Good luck, and I hope you can find an effective solution for yourself.
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