Residual Pain from BP in 2015

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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, same side. It also seems as though the more Stressed I get the more pain i get! My eye on that side looks normal when looking in the mirror, but actually feels partially closed (muscle weakness I think) but again it looks ok. Does anyone have residual effects like this a year or two after the BP? It took me longer than most to heal up to the 70% and dragged on for months. maybe I have permanent nerve damage in those areas? Been doing the massages and taking certain supplements that I read about online for BP along with Vitamin B12. Then I got BP again last August, but healed a lot quicker overall. The only lingering problem on that one was my right eye, it got so Raw and had to see an eye doctor and he said the cornea was mildly scraped. gave me an antibiotic ointment and healed in 2 weeks. Did not get this problem this bad with the other side mentioned above! I did use lubricating eye drops constantly and patch both times as well. Don't seem to have no residual effects on this side only except it waters once in a while. Both times I got the BP, and know it's from stress because both times I had loved ones die in my family. Any help and thoughts about my first episode would help if you may still have the lingering problems. Thank You! 

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    Hi Jerry,

    I also got BP twice. Glad your second episode healed quick. My second episode lasted longer and was very painful. I had a lot of nerve pain mostly in the upper cheek under the eye. Pain lasted for month I healed. Wasn’t anything like when I had BP...more like a bruise feeling. Still tender 9 months later. Other than that the only residual side effects I’ve noticed after both episodes is that my eyes will twitch uncontrollably. Lately it’s been on the last effected side but after the first episode I had twitching for 7 years until I got it on the other side. My eyes water but they always have...unable to tell if it’s worse since BP

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      hi Jerry,

      I really do believe that bp recovery is linked to stress,i to have that eye thing going on i have just accepted certain things will never be the same again.I have been to so many so called bp specialists ive lost count.My main thing is pain in my ear its always ringing no let up there.I do think there are things we can do to ease our situation.sounds crazy but very light massage with a very soft brush or feather help to ease the pain and heal the nerves,i dont think you have damage that cant heal its always one step forward two steps back.get that feather running over the pain and see if it changes anything i think you will be surprised its such random a thing to do,and anythings worth a try. Walking with nature is my way of getting rid of stress and i can do my face exercises in the fresh air with knowone seeing my twisted smile.

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      Hi Lorna,

      I too got the twitching on the side with the first episode, but it comes and goes. I also read about a supplement that Repairs damaged nerves also maintains your brain that I been taking now for a few months. You can get it at your local WalMart. It's called Acetyl-Carnitine/Alpha Lipoic Acid Capsules, both ingredients in 1 capsule for $7.88. And my face and eye problems seem to get better over time, but at the same time I forget to take them everyday lol. But I do take various other supplements along with that as well, especially B12. I also take Turmeric Capsules for the pain daily. But I will keep posting as time goes on! Thank You!

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      Hey Jerry thanks for the info,am taking all the B vitamins,started doing stuff that brings down my stress levels,like walking and stress busting yoga.Still climbing the walls on bad days,thats the problem no day is ever the same,just want to be pretty again....so shallow but hey.😲

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    Everyone is affected with BP in different ways.  I never had any pain except for the first 2 days with the earache preceding the BP.  I have lingering eye issues and muscle weakness.  It's best to just wait it out.  There is no easy cure, just patience. 

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      i agree,and most people have different ways of coping,but its nice to get tips on managing from day to day.I had a great few days thinking i was getting better then bang back to ear ache ringing and blocked eye lid its a hard journey and because you look almost normal people think your ok,but we all know its not.The bells causes so many deep lines as well so its a drag espically for women. But i looked in the mirror this morning and surprise i can whistle.LOL💚

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