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 on: 21 February, 2018, 11:47:31 am 
Started by singlerayoflight - Last post by Nade
Hi there,  I have had it twice 12 years apart and on each side of my face.  I never recovered fully on both sides, so I am left with a face that is not as flexible as it should be and a mouth that can hardly smile.  I have lost a lot of confidence and feel very self conscious although I am grateful that the problem is only evident when i engage in conversation, not while I am just walking through the mall etc.  I always notice people's beautiful wide smiles and their white teeth and long to be the same. However life must go on, and the people who know what I have been through understand.  For those of you who are young it must be much more difficult.  I don't think people who have never suffered from this can have any inkling of how bad it is, so if you have no one who understands it must be quite hard for you.  The only thing one can do is realise there are always people who are worse off. 

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 on: 14 February, 2018, 02:59:50 pm 
Started by danjsaunders - Last post by danjsaunders
Just to add some further information to this in-case anyone else comes across it, went and saw the Neurologist yesterday, came back and said the swelling of the brain and scaring was unlikely because of Bell's Palsy, more tests required........ 

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 on: 13 February, 2018, 03:19:30 am 
Started by Kcaruso21 - Last post by Beefgerky18
To answer your question; Maybe? I think that even before BP I had some mild tinnitus.  I still notice the ringing in a silent room or if I cover my ear but id say that the ringing is only 10% of what it was at its worst and only noticeable if I'm thinking about it.

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 on: 12 February, 2018, 12:02:32 pm 
Started by Elouiseh - Last post by DebbieL
Mine are all a total paralysis of one side at a time.  But everyone is different, you might have just a little flare up that will quickly go away.  Optimism!!

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 on: 12 February, 2018, 04:36:55 am 
Started by Kcaruso21 - Last post by Kcaruso21
Thank you for your response. I am seeing improvements in my facial symmetry.. it is much better but not 100 percent back to normal. Ears are still ringing away, but it is improved about 60% so I am hopeful that it will continue to lessen. Did your ears ever stop ringing completely? Iím happy for you that you have had significant improvements. Thanks for the message

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 on: 11 February, 2018, 08:50:57 pm 
Started by Elouiseh - Last post by texasrose
I had Bells Palsey 15 years ago and woke up with it again 3 days ago. It was different though because it didn't affect the entire side of my face, only my eyelid drooping severly and under my eye muscle collapsing and the corner of my mouth. It actually started improving a bit before I could get to the doctor in the late afternoon. I got on steroids. My eye is almost completely better, my smile is still crooked.  Are all of your reoccurrences full blown affecting a single side of your face or are they partial?  I'm not complaining that I'm healing quickly, just that I'm concerned that their could be something else going on besides bells.

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 on: 11 February, 2018, 07:07:45 pm 
Started by Kcaruso21 - Last post by Beefgerky18
It is has been a few weeks so I hope you're beginning to see some improvement but if not, don't lose hope. As someone who suffered a full paralysis with unbearable tinnitus (I didn't work for a month because I couldn't sleep) let me tell you that it will get better. I'm 10 months removed from my onset and I'm still noticing small improvements. After 3 months no one could even tell I had BP. Hang in there and continue to remind yourself that small improvements are a great sign.

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 on: 08 February, 2018, 11:59:10 am 
Started by palvarez91 - Last post by DebbieL
Hi and welcome.  Sadly, for many people that IS normal.  Not everyone has that much pain, but a lot of people do.  It will go away....  Did your doctor prescribe any meds?  Steroids might help, and anti-viral meds as well as something to relax you.  Best of luck... this too shall pass, just not soon enough!!

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 on: 08 February, 2018, 01:19:40 am 
Started by palvarez91 - Last post by palvarez91
Hello,
My name is Priscilla, and Iím 26 years old. I recently got diagnosed with Bell Palsy, and its completely physically draining me. Right now my face feels like I got punched multiple times, I canít even touch my face without it hurting. Thereís an aching pain on the back of my head close to my ear, and on top of that I have a migraine.

At this point, I hurts to even lay down. I just want to know if itís normal?

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 on: 05 February, 2018, 03:50:34 pm 
Started by jojo - Last post by jojo
Hello Jeremy,
Sorry to hear that, but good it's a mild case,
From what I know, it might take a little longer to recover without them, but you won't get the side effects from steroids at least!
The cause is meant to be a viral illness / stress, I'm sure the healthy living approach will help. It's good news that this is recoverable!
Best wishes and wishing you a speedy recovery, Jo

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