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 on: 12 December, 2017, 12:13:49 pm 
Started by Macazzar - Last post by DebbieL
I'm so sorry that you're having all of these residuals effects.  I have some oddities too, and no one understands.  While I have less than 50% recovery on each side of my face, I'm pretty balanced.  So while I don't look like myself, I look fairly normal.  Little does the world know what's going on behind!  My ears are both unbelievably hypersensitive, I have constant jaw ache and ear pain and neck pain.  My doctor is very compassionate, and prescribes muscle relaxants to be taken up to 3 times a day.  They help a lot.  I also take pain meds daily for arthritis, so that helps with the pain.  I buy ear plugs in big packages! I try to get 8 hours of sleep at night, that helps too.  I've cut back on coffee, only allowing myself one cup a day.  Drinking more decaf tea and herbal tea.  Trying to lessen stress, even when that means not going places that I'd like to go.

Sending high hopes and optimism that this too passes for you

 on: 11 December, 2017, 05:14:58 pm 
Started by Macazzar - Last post by Macazzar
I wish I hadn't moaned about the hearing - it's morphed into earache - all day every day earache - and still the constant face ticcing - with jaw ache when I'm tired.  Sigh....

 on: 11 December, 2017, 02:56:56 am 
Started by Rhianj08 - Last post by Rhianj08
Hi all, i was diagnosed with bells palsy 3 years ago (a few weeks after my dad passed away) i had loss of taste, hearing trouble, the usual paralysis, all thankfully cleared up within a month. I've had occasions since then with facial tingling, watery eye etc and thought it was recurring but nothing ever came of it.  The past month i've been under a huge amount of stress and for the past few days i've had all tge symptoms i had with my last attack but without  the facial paralysis. I feel as though my bells is back its not if that makes sense? Has anyone experienced recurring symptoms like this but without a full blown attack? I'm booked in to see GP this week but he was pretty clueless last time unfortunately :-/

 on: 06 December, 2017, 02:42:14 pm 
Started by katelowe - Last post by GillianJane
I can relate to that - I too had pain and tenderness shortly after the steroids,  it lasted about a week.  I was also told that it is unusual to get these symptoms with BP!  I have come to believe that every bit of discomfort and strange sensation is a good thing and means that something is happening - keep positive.

 on: 27 November, 2017, 07:12:35 pm 
Started by DM - Last post by Pappin1
oh wow. that sounds amazing. i've already went through lots of tortures but i haven't ever tried your methods. thanks a lot for sharing. im tired searching and going through all the cr*p i'm currently going. really appreciate you shared it all with us and i would apprecaite if you would answer my questions just in case i would have some!

 on: 27 November, 2017, 05:14:39 pm 
Started by jvpl84 - Last post by jvpl84
Hi, I was diagnosed with BP 6 weeks ago. I can can say that I am 75% recovered (I'm 33yrs btw). I know that every process is different among us, but I just have a question.

I can almost laugh normally, however, after I smile, I can feel that my muscles are not coming back, it's like my smile is paralyzed. This is sometimes painful, and I have to use my hands to fix my face.
Is this normal under recovery? Is like my muscles don't know that they should have to get back in position.

My doctor says that this is normal, but I was researching and I couldn't find something similar.

Thank you all,

 on: 26 November, 2017, 11:49:36 am 
Started by DM - Last post by Difference
Dear DebbieL,

I know their website, however I would like to know if it is all for real and not a grand scheme.
The costs of the treatments are quite high so I am quite reluctant to spend a lot of money on something that has not been proved

 on: 25 November, 2017, 07:09:10 pm 
Started by CJ007 - Last post by Lizzy04
Hi this is my 1st ever post on a forum so hope it comes out OK. Chris I was diagnosed 2days before you and experienced jaw ache from about the 5th day and whole affected side was tender to touch. I still donít have any movement and hate that everything tastes weird. I have been craving salty food which I know is not good. But since finding this site today, it is reassuring to know others are experiencing the same things and hope like me you can try to be optimistic about recovery.

 on: 23 November, 2017, 06:04:43 pm 
Started by thornt5748 - Last post by DebbieL
For your eye, you can use preservative free eye drops as often as needed, even every 15 minutes if you need.  At night you can use an eye gel or ointment, and patch your eye or tape it shut.  Your eye can very easily be damaged by drying out. 

 on: 23 November, 2017, 04:23:26 pm 
Started by thornt5748 - Last post by GillianJane
Hi there.  Sorry that you have joined the club.  I am into my fifth month of BP and have improved enormously when I look back to how I was, but progress has been very slow.  Everyone is different and a friend of mine recovered within 3 weeks of diagnosis, so be positive.  Age is on your side!  Rest is very important in the early stages though.  I was very tired  so had no choice but to rest.  I was then given Antivirals which bounced me back to life.  There is limited help and resources out there but it's worth getting referred to a palsy clinic as soon as you can as there are waiting lists.  The important thing is is not to push your body too far too soon.  It needs time to heal. Smiley

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