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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 case I was stroking out.
Had cold few weeks ago which may be contributing factor. Mine appears to be mild case with all symptoms, drooping eye, loss of smile, watery eyes which is the worse .
Dr said being treated right.away is good start to rercovery. Was given prednisone steroids and Valtrex which is used for herpes which scared me. Dr assured that wasn't the case but medicine has same use to fight viral infection.
This is scary for me and reading others stories gives me hope that time and patience will lead to a recovery. Was given 7 days of viral meds and 5 days of steroids. Eye watering seems to be the worst. Eating and drinking are difficult. We take normal things for granted. I'm single and date casual so now this has affected me mentally. Friends say they can tell but nothing too drastic. I'm scared and hope I regain control of my left side.
Anyone with stories of hope or insight to recovery please respond.
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