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Biscotte
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« on: 12 June, 2015, 12:32:50 am »

I'm close to my two years with Bells's Palsy Maybe 72% recovery . I have PT GETTING BOTOX ange a great support team.. My question today ? Can I improve my condition ?
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iudita
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« Reply #1 on: 02 March, 2017, 02:59:21 pm »

Take heart! I have had BP for 22 months. Mine has been a slow incremental but steady recovery and it has taken a lot of patience. I am at about 80% recovery. I am a bodyworker so i take time every day to massage and slowly and gently work the muscles involved as best as I can. I take encouragement by noticing the smallest changes and am hoping for a full recovery in time. I limit stress in my life to a minimum, and since my condition also came with many weird symptoms, I ride them out by telling myself it is all part of my healing. The weird symptoms and fatigue has gone away as of the last couple of months.  I now am seeing a few BP sufferers in my office in Solon, Ohio and trying to do for them what I wish could have been done for me. I am happy to share as much encouragement and support as I can with anyone else. This is a rare and very little known condition it seems. feel free to contact me at iuditaharlan@gmail.com Hang in there it keeps getting better. Nerves take a long time to regenerate i am told. How are you these days?
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Eddie USA
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« Reply #2 on: 18 May, 2017, 03:14:51 am »

iudita - THANK YOU!

I just joined because at 7 months going on 8, I thought my BP would never improve and thought I could get answers here.  I now have hope it will get better based on your progress.

My Story - I had a very sharp pain in my left temple several times in prior weeks to my BP appearing.  My left eye had a dry spot on it too before the BP actually set in.  When it did come, I thought i was having a stroke.  Went to ER and scan showed nothing and in fact the BP went away briefly.  A day or two later came back and stayed.  

Like many who researched the web about BP, I thought a few weeks would go by and it would be gone.  No deal - I went to a Neurologist and had a die injected MRI with nothing showing.  Went to an ENT and told to wait it out. Went to my eye Dr and they just have me keeping ointment in my eye.

So here I am ready to just give up and I see your post along with others who are taking the long road with me so again, thank you for posting since I now feel I am not at the end of that road with no recovery possible...

Currently my smile is crooked, i find it hard to talk, eat and have bouts of tooth aches and other pain on that side of my face - but i have to say, either I am dealing better with it months later or I am actually getting better because even though the symptoms are still severe, they appear less problematic now than when it started.

One final note, I actually have better days than others so not sure if that is common or not.

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