Numb tongue

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
November 21, 2009 4:43pm CST
The roomie, after the burger last night, ate a handful of sunflower seeds. Then her tongue went numb. She woke up in the middle of the night and did it again, and it went numb again. Then today we went to a restaurant with her mom for our birthdays, and after the first bite, her tongue went numb and she felt a bit dizzy and stomach upset. She did finally feel better and ate about half the food. We are wondering if she might've developed an allergy to sunflowers and they might be cooking with sunflower oil. We will talk to her doc if it happens again or when she goes on the 30th to see him.
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@GardenGerty (102466)
• United States
22 Nov 09
That sounds like a real possibility. It also sounds like each exposure is worse. I hope that is wrong, because sunflower is everywhere. The other thought, might even be more likely, is that the sunflower seeds were cooked in corn oil and the restaurant using corn oil. That is actually more likely. Corn allergy seems to be on the rise everywhere and corn is everywhere, in cleaning products, fragrances, food and subtle other places.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
we read every where for corn because of my severe corn allergy - so I know the sunflower seeds were not cooked in corn oil. I suspect that the oil the restaurant used might've been sunflower or a mix of sun and safflower oils (a common mix actually.)
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
22 Nov 09
I had a tingle on my tongue as well but lucky for me I was getting ready to take my brother in law to the clinic for some tests he had to have when he first came to live with us this was to establish a doctor for him. While I was at the clinic I realized I wasn't well. As it turned out I was in the middle of having a heart attack. I wouldn't take this tongue thing too lightly after what I know. I think she should be telling her doctor immediately, it is possible to have mini heart attacks and not know it. This tongue thing is one of the warning signs.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
she wasn't having any kinds of problems until she ate the sunflower seeds and after she ate the fried foods at the restaurant - each time the feeling passed pretty quick, but she's going to call the doc if it happens again
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
21 Nov 09
It does indeed sound like she developed a mild allergy to sunflower seeds. Doctor will figure it out.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
maybe after she gets done with all this other stuff, she'll go to an allergist and get that figured out
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I hope it is nothing serious. If it keeps doing that don't think i'd wait that long to see about it.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
me too, but I'll be keeping an eye on her until her up coming surgery, and seeds and nuts will be off the diet anyway
@AmbiePam (50064)
• United States
21 Nov 09
That is so weird. I'd say you're probably right. How odd.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
and I know about food allergies
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
21 Nov 09
Goodness it sounds like it I like Sunflower seeds to but wow she needs to get that checked straight away because then she will have to watch what she is eating specially when eating out
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
21 Nov 09
yeah, I want her to get tested or at least talk to the doc, but I can't make her do what she doesn't want to do - but we won't get more before the surgery...
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
22 Nov 09
[b]In the meantime, make sure she avoids them! If it's like some allergies, it could kill her!!! I'm not sure, but those which "suddenly develop" seem most prone to this result! Maggiepie WHERE ARE any OF OBAMA'S RECORDS?!?[/b]
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
well, they would be off her diet anyway until surgery, and probably afterward too for a while, but we do have to watch the foods cooked at restaurants, she started having the problem after eating the fried foods at the Chinese place
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
22 Nov 09
[b]Well you did note the post someone sent re HEART ATTACKS & this numb tongue symptom, yes? I think you'd better use it to get her to see the doc sooner! Or are you tired of that roomie? Maggiepie WHERE ARE any OF OBAMA'S RECORDS?!?[/b]
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
if it shows again, she's agreed to go to the doc sooner - tho I've kind of got her ready to call the doc on monday anyway
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I have never heard an allergy to sunflower seeds. but I am sure that could happen. I hope the roomie is allright now. what did the doc say?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
30 Dec 09
well, since she had surgery, sunflower seeds are off her diet for a while, we didn't ask, I really think she needs to go to an allergist, but she'll put that off as long as she can...
• United States
31 Dec 09
weill I am sure an aloergist can answer the question, just do not put it off too long.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Nov 09
very well might be but also numbness like that is sort of signs of a stroke
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 09
she was smiling okay and the other kind of stuff they tell you to look for stroke with were okay
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Nov 09
good then they can check for something else then. Good Luck to her!
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Dec 09
wow. that sounds really serious. if i was i would not be taking any more chances with sunflowers till i seen the doctor.i see this is a month old. how did that turn out? guess i should just read more of the discussion.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Jan 10
She hasn't had any since that time, so no news to update the discussion...
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
9 Oct 11
Blessings on thee for the BR mark! THANK you! Maggiepie "There is no hater like one who has greatly loved." ~ John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate 1902-1968
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