So Iíve been scouring the internet for some first hand experience for what Iíve been going through, but have come up empty handed. Perhaps someone here has/is going through what I am going through.
I noticed my Bells Palsy about a month after it started. In the middle November (2016), I noticed my right eye was not fully blinking while staring in a mirror. Looking back on pictures and videos, I determined that this had started sometime in the middle of October. No one had noticed it before, since it was really subtle Ė the right eyelid would flicker, but not fully blink. When I would use mouth wash, I did notice a little bit would spurt out of the right side of my mouth as well. However there was no real ďdroopĒ that others with BP usually have. My smile was still intact, and didnít seem like my mouth too effected.
After seeing a doctor, and multiple specialists, my BP had been confirmed. Unfortunately itís been approx. 6 months, and no sign of improvements have shown. My right eye does not blink, and my mouth has worsened over the months. I am having a tough time pronouncing words, my smile is one sided, and it has generally sunk my self confidence.
After getting some testing done with a neuromuscular specialist, it was determined that I have a severe case of BP. It seems as if my nerves have gone through some serious damage. There is very little communication between the nerve and muscles near the mouth area. The doctor was unable to see any communication between the muscle and nerve near my eye. The doctor said my mouth would never fully recover.
Just wanted to vent somewhat, as I havenít been able to speak with anyone going through what I am. And also wanted to see if anyone has gone through what I have been through. If anyone has gone through or is going through what I am, please feel free to reach out to me. Would love to talk and share some stories