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Palsy - Non Cerebral

Also known as Bell's Palsy

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  • Blurry eye

    My eye waters quite often which causes blurry eye. I can't read sometimes when this happens. I'm four months in to this condition and my eye is not improving.

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  • Loss of taste and sense of smell again.......

    I have been managing the effects of facial palsy for over a year now. Initially I lost my sense of taste early on, but then it gradually returned. Since March though , I have lost most of my sense of taste and now smell too. Has anyone else experienced this yo yoing of senses? Does it come back? …

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  • Bell's Palsy recovery and residual effects

    Bell's Palsy is more common than people think, I suffered from it in January 2015, I woke up to a face that didn't work on the left side. After doing some stroke tests on myself I was confident I had Bell's Palsy. I went to hospital and was prescribed the typical treatment of steroids. …

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  • Any advice regarding synkinesis

    I am now exactly 5 month, Regained almost everything, eyebrows only needs a little to line up. But, I got synkinesis, when I eat or smile, my eye closes and tissue around mouth is ticker. Any advise what to do because in my country they do not know what to do. Does anyone know what that method …

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  • Bell's palsy 9 weeks no recovery

    I was diagnosed with Bell's palsy 9 weeks ago, following an ear infection, I was given steroids from the onset, referred to physio, which I'm still waiting for, I have been doing exercises daily, I went to the hospital yesterday for a check up and was very bluntly told by the doctor, that …

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  • Bell's palsy for 2 months now... am I recovering?

    I got Bell's palsy march 26th 2017. I was getting these weird migraines on the left side of my head in the temple region for like a month before it happened. A few days before it started, I noticed I couldn't open my mouth all the way. Then I was eating soup and it tasted like I had burned …

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  • Bell’s palsy head/ear pain, will this ever go away??!

    I was diagnosed with bell’s palsy a week and a half ago, I am feeling better, and my face looks more normal and I can move the corner of my mouth a little, how ever these past couple days I have developed some aching pain on the left side of my head behind my ear and neck and it’s constant, i’ve …

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  • Having Bell Palsy

    Hello, When I was diagnosed with Bell palsy I completely fell apart. I had been stressed out for a month dealing with class, work, fulfilling the requirements of my scholarship and rehearsing for a show that I was in. I was told that it was something that can go away in a week or last for 3-6 …

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  • Bell's Palsy possibly a second time?

    Hi everyone! I got Bell's palsy in early march of this year. I started to get pretty good movement back at the beginning of April and soon after regained I'd say 97% back. During I experienced severe nerve pain feeling as if someone had taken a baseball bat to the right side of my face. A …

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  • Synkynesis and some other stange things

    English is not my first language but I hope you will understand my problem. I got Bell Palsy on January 21st this year- left side- and within one hour I got the treatment in the hospital.. First move on the cheek after 2 weeks. I had physical therapy, acupuncture, acupressure etc... I have my full …

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  • Bell's palsy day 10 and still a struggle age 40

    I'm 40 yrs old and I was diagnosed officially 9 days ago however my symptoms started 10 days ago with the worst ear pain I ever had and numb tongue. I have paralysis on my right side of my face. I've done acupuncture since I was diagnosed , steroids, steroid injections and antiviral drugs, …

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  • can bell's palsy come back again!!!!

    hi guys, i had the bell's palsy on the right side of my face a year ago and got recovered in two weeks time..now it's been three days since i started feeling numbness on the same side with little bit of pain on the top of the eye, cheek and under the ear, could it be BP side effect? or is …

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  • Swelling in bells palsy

    Hey everyone I am new here I have bells palsy for 3 months I have had a little bit of swelling around my jawline but no thing noticible but i know there is a noticible swelling above my upperlip any ideas for a reason

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  • Bell's palsy & migraine? Symptoms affecting body

    Hi. I apologise in advance if this is long... Two weeks ago I started to get a tingling sensation in my mouth on the right side, didn't think much of it but the next morning woke up and the right side of my face between my upper lip and eye was tingly and numb. My face looks normal overall, …

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  • Bellpalsy

    Ive had bell palsy twice now. Once when i was 30 and recovered in two weeks and now im 48 and have had this s**t for almost 2 years. I think i have it permanently and im tired . Feels like the left side of my face is always swollen. I dont know what to do. Any ideas?

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  • bell’s palsy recovery with acupuncture?

    Hello, I’m 19 and I was diagnosed with bell’s palsy two days ago when my eye stopped blinking and these past days I can feel it’s hitting it’s peak, I can’t eat normally and my face is stiff on the left side. I read into it and it looks like acupuncture helps a lot of people if they start it …

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  • bell's palsy

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. 6 nights ago I fell asleep on the lounge, when i stood and started walking, my right leg went out and then forward, i had no control over the leg, this lasted for about an hour .I'm also still unsteady on my feet but that is getting better. I had a brain scan …

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  • Bells Palsy twice! :(

    Hello everyone I was wondering if anyone had Bells Palsy twice and recovered? I'm beginning to get worried because the first time I had Bells it didn't take this long to recover. My recovery this time started at week #3 but now it seems to be at a stand still. Had this happened to anyone …

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  • Bells palsy

    Hi was diagnosed with bells 4 days ago, started taking steroids and antiviral tablets, today I have a pain behind my ear, my mouth and cheek keeps twitching I'm hoping it's a good sign, my eye still won't close

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  • Residual Pain from BP in 2015

    I got BP in 2015, took a long time to heal up to about 70% to date. I have had this ongoing pain on the BP side from the cheek to above the eyebrow, especially when I push on these areas. Most of the pain when I push or massage is right above the left temple area, then not as bad down the cheek, …

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  • 2nd bout with Bell's 4 years apart

    I had bell's on my right side 4 years ago leading to diagnosis of lyme disease..30 days intravenous antibiotic..cured (according to the insurance co) now it's back this time on my left! Is this STILL some lyme indication? Or am i predisposed..i've had mild shingles years ago and chicken …

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  • Bell's Palsy

    My Bell's Palsy started 3 weeks today (Thurs). It started with tingling of my lips which spread to the right side of my face. I thought I was allergic to my new lipstick so didn't worry too much. The next morning my face felt numb and my mouth was a bit droopy and felt like when you go to …

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  • Coping with Bells Palsy

    I am 20 years old fairy active and was diagnosed with Bells 2 days ago. I thought I would write about my experience day by day and hopefully people reading this can add in their own experiences as well as people going through Bells at a similar time can relate. On Saturday I woke up unable to …

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  • Bell's palsy not leaving from 18months

    My mother age 49 is affected by Bell's palsy 18 months ago, She took all the medication needed but most parts of her face did not return to normal yet. She's continuing the Physiotherapy since 15 months it is costing us really high. Now, she is recently i.e., past 5 days experiencing the …

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  • Bell's Palsy

    Hi, this is the second time I've had Bell's Palsy, the first was immediately after the birth of my twin daughters 4 years ago. This time though I knew for a few months that it was coming as I had migraines, numb and tingly face. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and …

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  • Bells palsy

    I was diagnosed with bells palsy 3 weeks ago and I started steroid treatment immediatley. I've now started getting facial movement and it's almost back to normal. However the headache, eye, jaw and ear pain is still very painful. Is this normal? I've read up and asked my doctor and …

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  • Have you had Botox treatment for facial palsy?

    I’ve had palsy for 10 months now. It started with facial shingles and then 3 days later the palsy started. It took a week for it to completely set in, and was acute. I could not talk easily, eat very little, drink through straws and tape my eye down every night to sleep. It has been an awful …

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  • Just diagnosed with BP

    Hello everyone. Thank you all for sharing your stories. They have really helped me. Especially today. I was diagnosed just a couple of days ago. Went to the ER and sent me home with a couple meds. The prednisone they gave me i ended up stopping after only a few pills. I could not stand the way i …

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  • My day by day account of Bells Palsy

    I thought I would post a day by day account of my BP, so others can compare. Day 1 I woke up after having a cold/bad throat for about a week and noticed it was a little difficult to speak. I had a look in the mirror and thought it was because of the cold. By lunch time I could not grip a straw …

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  • I had Bells Palsy and am totally cured.

    I had Bells Palsy this summer. My doctor put me straight on to steroids to reduce inflamation in my ear. Although a specialist said I had a grade six, one being normal i recovered all movement within 3 weeks. However the headaches were getting worse and worse. so assumed this was from coming …

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  • Diagnosed with Bell's Palsy

    Was sipping coffee through a straw when I realized I was feeling loss of feeling on my left side of face. It came out of nowhere. I'm 46 yrs old and in decent shape. I went immediately to the hospital in Ft Myers, FL and was seen and diagnosed within 2 mins. ER Dr was amazing and staff of 5 in …

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