My face is numb. WTF is going on? All of a sudden this evening, while at a meeting, my lips went numb. You know that feeling you get when you start to get a bit buzzed? Yeah, that's how my lips felt. Now it's moved to my chin, my cheeks and up to my eyes. I'm getting a headache too (the eye strain kind).
Of course dh is away and it was way past the kids' bedtimes. So I really didn't want to go to the ER. Besides, what can they really do there anyway? I can still function. I'm not paralyzed. It's just a strange sensation.
I called the doctor's after-hours number and he says he'll get started on a referral to a neurologist in the morning. He has no idea what's wrong, but it seems to be getting worse, so we need to do something about it.
After much debating with myself, I called dh about it. One thing you learn as a military wife is to try not to run every little thing by the spouse 'cause it tends to freak them out while they're away. Admittedly, I'm not great at that. Dh and I work well as a team and I'm used to getting his opinion on everything. So I decided to bite the bullet and call to ask if he thought I should go to the ER (this was before I talked to my doctor). When he first answered, he was out to eat. I told him to call back because this is not the type of thing you discuss in a restaurant.
I talked to him after I spoke to the doctor. Dh was ticked that my doctor said he'd have a referral ready "by the end of the week." Dh wanted something done tomorrow. But then he goes on to tell me about how he had some great burger tonight. Dude, I can't feel my face and I'm caring for all 3 kids. I don't want to hear about your fucking fabulous burger! GAH.
So, I have no answers for you (or me for that reason). I don't yet have a referral to a doctor. I have no clue what's going on. What I do have is a numb face, hand and tongue. WTF?