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2013-03-15 7:40 AM

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Subject: This is a new one -- forehead going numb in the pool

I didn't do anything different in the pool this morning -- braided my hair and tucked it under my cap like I do every time, same goggles, same swim cap, etc. But it felt like my swim cap was three sizes too small to the point I kept stopping and trying to adjust it. And when I tried to adjust it, I realized my forehead was numb and I couldn't tell where my swim cap even started!

This was very strange. I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else, and how do you prevent it?

I'm happy to report that my forehead is now back to normal. Perhaps my brain is growing?



2013-03-15 9:27 AM
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Not sure why all of a sudeen you have this problem but it sounds like you are compressing the temporal branch of the trigeminal nerve as it passes near your ear and temporal area that supplies your forehead and you are getting a temporary paresthesias to your forehead.....loosen the google possibly

2013-03-15 9:39 AM
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2013-03-15 10:28 AM
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Too funny!
2013-03-15 1:54 PM
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Amazing response!
2013-03-15 1:59 PM
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Try to keep a hand in front of you so that it touches the wall BEFORE your forehead  Wink

Hope this helps



2013-03-15 2:23 PM
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Subject: RE: This is a new one -- forehead going numb in the pool

Meant to say Opthalmic branch.

 

HAHAHA.....sorry, I am at work and its just habit.......a nerve near your ear that is getting compressed by your cap/goggles as if crimping a garden hose, temporary nerve damage causes numbnesss   LOL....my bad

2013-03-15 2:59 PM
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Subject: RE: This is a new one -- forehead going numb in the pool
My head goes numb when I think too much. Maybe just swim and don't think. 
2013-03-15 4:01 PM
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Subject: RE: This is a new one -- forehead going numb in the pool

Maybe it's time for a hair cut...

But the Docs answer is pretty good now that we can understand what he said...  

2013-03-15 7:52 PM
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