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Bell's Palsy

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What symptoms did you experience with Bell's palsy? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Long beach, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I have complete paralysis of the right side of my face, and severe pain behind my ear and along my jawline up into my upper cheek with Bell's palsy. I cannot close my eye. It has been two weeks today with no improvement. I am doing massage therapy and acupuncture along with steroids and antiviral medications.

Comment from: LML, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 11

I have not been officially diagnosed but believing that this is now my second episode of Bell's palsy. I am experiencing the half face smile, dry eye - actually waters because I can't close it properly. This time around though I am experiencing a sharp pain by the base of my skull. I am going to seek medical evaluation shortly.

Comment from: Joseph P, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 23

This is my second attack of Bell's palsy. I thought I was having stroke. It's been with me now for seven months. I believe it has affected my inner ear and causes me to have occasional vertigo and I can't walk properly.

Comment from: manohar, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 05

I am suffering from facial palsy (FP) or Bell's palsy and I consulted a doctor. He took an MRI but did not find any complications. He said I have symptoms of FP. I took Zovirax and Monocef and I recovered normally. But last Sunday I ate ice creams and FP has repeated.

Comment from: Angel6766 , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I definitely panicked when I found out it was Bell's palsy, though I felt relief it wasn't a stroke so I began to research what exactly are the symptoms. All I can say is thank goodness it's not a life changing experience; I will return to being me once again, it is temporary and I can deal with that.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Carcione, DO; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

REFERENCE:

"Bell's palsy: Prognosis and treatment in adults"
UptoDate.com

"Bell's palsy: Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis in adults"
UptoDate.com

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