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Several years ago I developed a twitch on the side of my nose/face

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Several years ago I developed a twitch on the side of my nose/face after a cold. Although I no longer twitch the facial feelings still remain that makes me want to twitch. Although this may sound trivial, this has had a catastrophic effect on my well being. I am currently taking anti depressants but I can honestly say I don't feel any better. As long as the facial feelings remain, I feel I will never get out the depressed state I was plunged into when all this occurred. My enquiry is, is there anything medical that can be tried to combat the facial feelings? I have tried a combination of anti depressants over a number of years without success and am desperately trying to find peace.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you could have damage of your facial nerve or trigeminal nerve

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you might benefit from a brain MRI scan and skull base MRI scan

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to look at the nerves.

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you might benefit from neuropathy medications like neurontin

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or lyrica (pregabalin) which could help your twitchy symptoms.

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you should get your potassium and magnesium levels checked as well

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as low levels of these can cause twitchy nerves.

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you could be having mild benign fasiculations as well on your face

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which are noral.

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normal

Customer:

I do not think any facial nerve has been damaged. I started twitching during a period when I had a cold and my nose was blocked. I take on board what you recommend regarding the medication and will speak to my doctor about it. many thanks for your reply

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you are welcome

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I hope the twitching gets better

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