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Quote lauvly Replybullet Topic: Numbness, loss of facial mobility on right side 2 weeks after monroe?
    Posted: July/28/2013 at 6:52pm
So, two weeks ago I was on vacation in Vegas. A friend of mine wanted to get her lower lip done, but she didn't want to go alone so I went along with her and got a monroe [or madonna, if you'd rather] on the right side. The shop was clean, fresh needles, gloves changed between the two of us, knowledgeable piercer, the jewelry was brand new and sealed as well and he was even picky about the placement.

The past two weeks have gone by pretty easily, a bit red but I'm also super pale and anything on me gets irritated easily. I've been doing sea salt soaks 1-2 times a day and keeping it as clean as possible with qtips and using a non-alcohol mouthwash after eating and drinking. On Friday, my lip was a little numb. Nothing major, I asked a friend of mine who has the same piercing and she said it happened to her too so I didn't think much of it. Come yesterday morning I noticed I couldn't move that whole side of my face much at all. Then this morning I can barely blink my right eye and I have essentially no muscle control at all.

At first I just assumed it was the swelling impacting on the nerves or something, so I took some ibuprofen and continued as normal. No change. It's not even really swollen anymore, still a little red, but all in all it looks better than it has since I got it done.

Is this normal? Has anyone ever heard of this happening before? Any suggestions? Should I take it out? I'm honestly at a loss and I'm about to go crazy.
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Quote Teeheemiller Replybullet Posted: August/16/2013 at 11:29am
You need to go see a reputable piercer. Worst case scenario, you might have to see a doctor if it is outside the scope of what piercers can do.
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Quote Keiran1980 Replybullet Posted: August/16/2013 at 1:05pm
Seek immediate medical advice from a qualified doctor. Urgently. If the doctor's office is closed go to a hospital rather than wait until tomorrow.
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Quote mmm_riboflavin Replybullet Posted: August/16/2013 at 3:53pm
^ thisthisthis!!!!!!!

clearly something is going on, and i would seek immediate medical care before it worsens. i hope everything works out for you.
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Quote evalution Replybullet Posted: August/16/2013 at 5:26pm
this was a double post, posted several weeks ago.
the other thread is here: http://www.bodymod.org/forumposts/22710/
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