Back in 2011 or 2012, the left side of my face went numb
. It felt like a buzzing battery inside, but I couldn't feel my face when
I touched it. It really freaked me out. Ended up getting my arteries/veins tested in my neck--all clear. A bit later, it wasn't just my face, but spread down my neck to the left side of my chest. So, I was referred to a neurologist. At that appointment, I learned I couldn't heel-toe walk anymore and she asked if I was drunk and said I had trigeminal neuralgia.