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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 recovery, but I am pleased I am a lot better now. I still have problems however and am under a specialist clinic.EG I still cannot close my eye for more than 20 seconds, I still dribble and cannot seal my mouth. The pain continues in my head, I have sores still inside my out from misalignment etc. My speech is sometimes affected too.
Recently, the specialist advised me to start to have Botox treatment to help the pain in my head and aid the physio I am doing . It has helped the pain, but in the process it has made my synkensis worse. I wasn’t warned about it. I now close my eye when I eat and drink. It causes pain too. My mouth has also gone back in recovery terms about 3 months.
What side effects have have you experienced with this treatment. I am at the start of it, with more scheduled over the next year or so apparently, so you can understand my concern. What else is available for tricky cases in terms of treatment?
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