Bell's Palsy

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

Comment from: sportsstuff, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 30

I had Bell's Palsy twice. Once at 25 years of age, on my right side, which lasted a month and the second time on the left at 44 years old, lasting 3 months. Awful. Each time I had a cold. I did facial exercises and then used the TENS unit, one right after another all day every day. It is the only thing to regain facial movement without permanent loss. Luckily neither time I got shingles, which happens to so many people. The pain doesn't allow you to use the TENS unit effectively. Steroid is the first medicine to take as soon as possible.

Comment from: Sonne0729!??????, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 17

My symptoms of Bell's palsy were a droopy face, slurred speech, irritability, headaches, and a sensitivity to sound. I didn't know anything was wrong until I tried to smoke a cigarette, it was nuts.

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.

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