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So as some of you may know I suffered bell's palsy in January of 2013. Nearly 6 years later I am going to relay my personal long lasting effects of having the horrible paralysis.
My face works! I can talk, smile, eat with my mouth closed and blink with both eyes. So my face is all good. However, I still have damaged nerves. My left eye twitches (noticeably) when it's cold or even mild. My upper lip moves and pulsates when I've been eating or chewing gum or anything that involved chewing or moving the mouth for an extended period of time. When I get stressed I can hear a nerve in my left ear pulsing right near my ear drum. Obviously I thought it might be something else so I got it looked at. Yeah it's a nerve. To top it all off I get random numb patches come and go on different parts of my face. Localised to the left side in most cases.
So bell's palsy has successfully managed to destroy my facial nerve on the left and leave me with life long twitches. But will it return? Well it's been 5 years nearly 6 so here's hoping not. I have done extensive studying on this condition so if you would like to know anything just ask away.
Let me know you long lasting effects if you have any.
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