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Numbness and tingling in lips

  • By MeowScha

    I have recently been diagnosed with a mild case of MS. I have had tremors for years and recently developed numbness and tingling in my lips. I was wondering if anyone else experiences this? I notice that it is worse in the mornings. Thank you.

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  • By Lisa Emrich Moderator

    Hi MeowScha,

    As you may know, numbness and tingling are common symptoms of MS. Where you might feel the numbness/tingling depends upon where the nerve damage is located in the CNS. The lips would be connected to cranial nerves.

    Please know that tingling/numbness might also be caused by other conditions or might be a side-effect of medication. Call your doctor when you start to experience something new and unusual.

    In answer to your question, have I experienced this? I’ve had numbness/tingling in my face but not my lips.

    Best of luck,
    Lisa

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  • By Olivia Walker

    One of my first symptoms was numbness and tingling around my mouth. Then I had a lot of other unrelated symptoms like itching balance issues and difficulty lifting my legs as well as tingling in my right hand and both feet. I was diagnosed with MS in October 2014. Good luck to you.

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  • By JohnnieG

    I have cold lips a lot. Never thought lips were cold but I’ve amazed many people by kissing their foreheads..

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    • By Alina Ahsan Keymaster

      Thanks for sharing, JohnnieG! Do they feel cold to you or just to others? That must be an unusual experience!
      -Alina, MultipleSclerosis.net

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