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Facial tingling on one side when touching roof of mouth

This is my first post here. I am scheduled to be getting an MRI shortly of the head and neck, and I am a nurse. I have not been diagnosed and I have never had any MS symptoms before the last few months (there's other ones too I won't mention here). But this one symptom is puzzling. Let me now if you have had this before or know what it is!
For a month now if my tongue touches the roof of my mouth on the right side, I get a sensation (pins and needles/ tingling/prickling) tp the right side of my face that seems to possibly correspond with the trigeminal nerve (all 3 divisions). For example, if I touch where my front teeth are I always feel it near my eye. By the middle: the cheek. By the back: the chin.
So weird. Thanks for reading!
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replied April 16th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Yes,go for MRI brain as in 45% of cases MS presents as clinically isolated syndrome in the form of motor or sensory neuropathy.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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