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Nerve zap on lower lip when talking?

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Okay, so anyone who has read any of my posts knows my fear of numb chin syndrome. I had two good days of not worrying so much after the mri showed nothing in the mandible, but now that fear is back! I still get the little nerve zaps as I call them, on my lower lip and chin but today as I was talking it kept happening on my lower lip. It’s freaking me out and making me worried that maybe the mri could have missed cancer in my jawbone. I hate health anxiety! I can’t even enjoy my life anymore! :(
 

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Hi Mandyhiero. So sorry you're going through those symptoms. The key for you is to trust the MRI results. And you already know that. This wasn't an ultrasound but was the best scan you can get. It's very detailed and covered every millimeter of your jaw. I know it's difficult but you're already at the top of the diagnostic scans, there's no other testing to take. I wish you the very best towards accepting the MRI results.
 
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Thank you, triceps. I just worry because they couldn’t do a mandible mri, just a soft tissue neck and face. So I just keep worrying that they didn’t know what they were looking for. You know how the mind works in these whole scenarios.
 
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That’s so interesting because I too get these sometimes but I don’t much pay attention to them. They mostly happen in my chin. I’m glad you had an MRI to rule anything out. Trust it. (I’m saying this as someone who struggles with trusting multiple EKG results) but we have to trust these sophisticated tests! I have no idea what could cause these sensations, but don’t Google them! Trust your doctor(s).
 
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Hope you're feeling better. I know how It feels to go on this "What if" cycle. It sucks and the health anxiety can feel crippling. But as the user above said just keep reminding yourself that your doing all that is possible and taking the steps to ensure all is well. I have a feeling you are going to be just fine and this subject will be a thing of the past soon.
 

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I’ve had these. They come from to much long term worrying/stress... it puts your system into hyper stimulation mode where your nerve endings fire off even when not in danger until you’ve been in a relaxed state for a long enough period your brain gets back to base line. I’ve had many physical symptoms like this. I assure you that’s what it is.... I thought I had all the things you did. I had to get on meds to really get leveled out. I stopped taking those meds a few years ago and now have the pins and needles in my hands and feet so think it’s something bad lol
 

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With HA, your mind "detects" symptoms of whatever you think you may have. You are focused on your numbness right now, so it is all you think about - consciously and subconsciously - so ANY little abnormal feeling catches your attention. Probably if you weren't going through this eitehr you wouldn't have them OR you wouldn't think anything about it if you did. Sadly with HA, it isn't easy to get our minds off our "symptoms" and so we notice them more and more. HA also causes a greater sensitivity to things that happen in our body that most folks would never notice
 
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Thank you all for responding. It’s put my mind at ease a little. I have a dentist appointment today and will talk to him about possible TMJ. I’ve had clicking and popping in my jaw and ear pain along with all the lower lip tingling and zapping feelings. The more I research it the more I find people with symptoms like mine who have TMJ. If I would have looked into that in the first place instead of jumping to worst case scenario I may not be in the state I’m in now. That’s HA for ya!
 
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Thank you all for responding. It’s put my mind at ease a little. I have a dentist appointment today and will talk to him about possible TMJ. I’ve had clicking and popping in my jaw and ear pain along with all the lower lip tingling and zapping feelings. The more I research it the more I find people with symptoms like mine who have TMJ. If I would have looked into that in the first place instead of jumping to worst case scenario I may not be in the state I’m in now. That’s HA for ya!
Yeah! Like I stated in my post, I have TMJ and have the similar symptoms. I can actually see my jaw pop when I open my mouth and I’m looking in a mirror. Both of my parents have it. It can cause some crazy symptoms. Dizziness, ear fullness, headache, neck ache, arm pain, shoulder pain, etc. Good luck at your dentist! Let us know how it goes.
 
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Well, the dentist was of no help. It was the oldest dentist office around, I’m convinced, so they only did xrays of my jaw teeth and he didn’t even catch all of my cavities let alone answer my questions. I have an oral surgeon appointment on the 22nd of this month for a consult to get my impacted wisdom tooth cut out on the top right hand side. Hoping he does good xrays and can help me get to the bottom of what’s going on. Today when I smile, I keep getting a tingling feeling in the right lower lip and it’s driving me mad! I still can’t get away from thinking it could be cancer so every time it happens I almost lose it.
 

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Sorry you are still struggling with this. I understand your fear but I don't think you have cancer. The numbness in your chin could be a number of things and I would think cancer would be so far down on the list and extremely unlikely. BTW, "pins and needles" sensation is a common anxiety symptom and the more the focus on it, the more you will notice the sensation.

I hope you get this resolved soon
 
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Thank you, RobbyH. I have researched it so much and it does say other things besides cancer can cause it. My mind won’t let me think it’s anything but cancer for more than 5 minutes. I just want to get in with someone who wants to at least find out why I’m having these things happen. I can’t get in to see my neurologist until July 7 and I think that’s the one doctor who would know how to get to the bottom of it.
 
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