This MS attack began 2 days ago. It happened extremely sudden. my tongue and entire left side went numb including my arm and leg. I have had body numbness before but never my tongue. I can barely talk, basically just mumbles. How long does this speech impairment last for? it is what has worried me the most, since i have never experienced this before.
One more thing is that i have had an ongoing sinus infection. i have read that upper repiratory infections can cause an attack. I have just got the antibiotics for it and am currently on my first day of them. Do you think that clearing up the infection will help the attack ease up n regain my speech n get rid of the numbness? Sorry to ask so much, just extremely scary
my mom had this same problem!!!! this is what her first flare composed of, she was put on steroids to fix it but after that her vision went away and her eyes were like slot machines that keep going up and down non-stop
I had the left side of my tongue, lips and mouth go numb about a year ago. It lasted the longest of any of my relapses about 1-2 months. I was able to talk ok, but I would bite my tongue and cheek frequently while eating...
Pollyblue so what did you do such that this problem finished ?!!
my problem happened with me 8 months ago and until this moment i cant talk ,cause every time i talk i bite my tongue (left and right sides) ,i went to many doctors without any use !! this is the worst problem i've ever had , this makes me worried of making any conversation !!
what i do sometimes to be able to talk is having gum in my mouth , but i am seeking for some medical explanation and help please
of all the problems with my MS, THIS is the worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I lost the ability to write/type with my left hand - so now I can't do my old job as engineer/fire marshal ~ who cares, no real problem (so the world will suffer a bit more without my help ~ to hell with the world!).
But this numb left side of my tongue/lips/chin sux! The slur is bad enough, but biting my damn tongue will put me into an uncontrollable rage - I'm so helpless and it happens without ANY FREAKING THING I CAN DO ABOUT IT. I'm pondering having my tongue removed... seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm having the same problem right now. It started 1.5 weeks ago. My exacerbations usually last 2-3 weeks so I'm hoping it'll be better soon! Like you, this is worse than others I've had because of the mouth issues. Also, I'm a type 1 diabetic and steroids cause havoc with my sugar levels so the "standard" treatment of high dose steroids IV doesn't help me unless I want to chance ending up in a diabetic coma! I'm praying for relief for you! To avoid biting yourself while eating, try Campbell's Soup at Hand and Ensure. That's what I've been surviving on. Avoiding biting yourself while speaking is more difficult and the only advice I have is to slow down. Try not to get frustrated with yourself. Sending good thoughts your way!!!
I am having the unfortunate issue of tongue numbness and my lips being numb as well. I also have a foot that is numb and a headache that is unbearable. This has been an issue for 7 days now. I recently got sick with some kind of virus. My first symptom being very dizzy. Btw, that has not gone away neither. So very frustrating. I'm not sure how long this will last, but I hope that it goes away soon. I was diagnosed with ms April of 2011. Still not sure of what to expect. With that being said, I do not know how long it lasts, but I hope u did find relief.
I am going through the same thing right now. I could ask for steroids I suppose but I am not going to. Has anyone went through this without the steroids?
It is annoying but not preventing me from normal living.
I am having some balance issues though which worry me, which leads me to my 2nd question: when you experienced this did you also have balance issues associated with it?
Hi.Nelly11. Yes,I have experienced it all. And in fact, I am going through a relapse at the moment. The left side of my tongue is numb right now but thank goodness I haven't been biting it. I have dizzyness and lightheadedness. I also have balance issues. Usually my relapses last for a few weeks to months with or without steroids. Steroids don't seem to help me much. My vision gets blurred too. I am healing and getting better so I know you all's frustration. I wish there was a cure for MS. I was just diagnosed in 2011. I wish you all the best of luck and speedy recoveries!
I have had several relapses with ms which range from double vision, pins and needles on one side of body, and sensory relapse - warm feeling on one side of body and bell's palsy twice, now I have this numbness feeling on left side of lips and tongue, I have had steroids three times during my relapses and would never take them again!! Last time I had steroids they made no difference to my relapse at all just gave me terrible withdrawls when I stopped taking them. Remember steroids are not proven to work they just prescribe them just incase they will work, which in my experience they dont work!