Still experiencing pain

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I'm at the end of 5 weeks into Bell's Palsy and face and eye almost completely recovered thankfully. However still experiencing pain in ear/head and face, it's mostly a nagging pain but then I'll experience a shooting pain in ear/side of head that goes down into my face- is this normal and can I do anything to help this? Pain killers have no effect, a friend suggested Magnesium spray at night but agin this hasn't helped.

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    I can't help you much with this but if your face looks pretty normal you are doing better than a lot of people.  I never had any pain so I don't know what to do for that.  Maybe it will gradually go away.  I have after effects like droopy eye, can't smile, 2 eye surgeries, on and on.  It has been 2 1/2 years.  

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    Karen, I would get massages especially neck and facial /head  , it worked incredibly for me, it is 3years later and still have that issue. Just less now, best of health good luck 
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      I have just been back to physiotherapist at the hospital and asked her about Donna's recommendation of a head/neck/face massage and she said because I have got movement back to my face then it was ok to go ahead as it might help with nerve pain I'm experiencing but to warm the therapist I've had a Bell's palsy

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      Yes kren my doctor told me the same thing , lucky for me my massage therapist is also an RN, i still get sweeling on left side of my face and massages realy help, , like you cant imagine, she truly was my angel, good luck to you 
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    Hi Karen,

    My pain began behind my ear.  Hot compress was soothing to me.  I got a washcloth wet placed in ziplock bag and would reheat in the microwave.  Someone else suggested to me to alternate heat and cold.  I stayed with the heat.  It was soothing to me.

     

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