Bell’s Palsy - What age and how long did it last?

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Been following Bell's Palsy threads on here for the last year. Curious to know how old everyone was when they got Bell's Palsy and how long did it last?

For me: 1st time - 17 lasted about 3 weeks. 2nd time - 25 lasted about 6 weeks.

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    First onset Feb 2017 I was 58. Which might have something to do with the long duration. Had to use a straw for nearly a year. Improvement is ongoing. Everything else still works, so I can't complain. hittin 60 this year, with a little more than half a smile 😉😁

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    I was 22 when I first got it. Only had it once thankfully. It lasted about 3 weeks before I got movement back. You can get it at any age, children get it too. The most common age is between 18-30.

    Mark

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    I'm wondering if age has any factor on onset and length of recovery? Seems like it. Interested to see more responses.

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    47 years old, still dealing with it.. i am going on my 8th month now. I am able to close my eye and drink without a straw but there is still areas that are weak and synkinesis has set in. For instance, when i try to move my lips such as talking, eating or the ridiculous "duck face", my affected eye closes a little. i cannot fully smile just yet. Just dont understand why some heal quicker than others. Everyone tells me it will go away, it is not life threatening.... just tired of it. Hard to embrace something that took my beautiful smile away from me.

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