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Cold weather and nerve damage
« on: September 17, 2011, 08:23:17 pm »
A recent cold morning reminded me of my facial nerve issues.  Does anyone else notice their weakness more when it is cold?  If it is cold enough I can barely speak. 
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Cheryl R

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Re: Cold weather and nerve damage
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 07:43:35 am »
Cold weather does bother the facial issues more.      Jackie Diels has mentioned this more than once during her symposums talks.       Makes more tightness and think even spasm.     She is big on telling people to use heat to help with it.      That can be hard if one is not home.       She mentions heating rice put in a sock in the microwave to use on the face.          The cold cold weather is coming way too soon.                Not why exactly I am not sure if she gave a reason.   Someone else may know.                Cheryl R
Right mid fossa 11-01-01
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