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Diagnosed with Bell's Palsy 6 weeks ago


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Old 04-13-2017, 09:42 AM   #1
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Diagnosed with Bell's Palsy 6 weeks ago

Hi there. I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy six weeks ago, after about a week of a swollen and severely painful circumvillate papillae on the right side of my tongue. At exactly the same time that all pain from the papillae disappeared, i noticed the facial weakness. Overnight the right side of my face was completely paralyzed. Luckily that same day I already had an appointment with an ENT because of the papillae, and he diagnosed me with Bell's. He gave me antivirals to take for a week, and steroids for 10 days. It has been six weeks now, and I've had zero improvement. Did anyone else not see any improvement until later on, and still regain full or close to full function? Starting to worry.

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Old 04-17-2017, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: Diagnosed with Bell's Palsy 6 weeks ago

Hi...I think it depends on the severity of the virus and how quick you got on the meds in regards to how fast recovery can and will happen. It could be as quick as a week or as long(or longer) as six months to see improvement. I've had bells 8 or 9 times...all different outcomes. I do have residual side effects....and have lost partial movement in the left side of my face permanently. PLEASE make sure you rest and lessen your stress...both physically and mentally. I find it's key in recovery. Look into physical therapy....some have had success with this. I hope I didn't alarm you....it is more likely to fully recover than not to from bells. Good luck...and stay rested!!

 
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:21 AM   #3
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Re: Diagnosed with Bell's Palsy 6 weeks ago

Hi Zig. I have had Bell's twice and my reason for looking it up today is because I am worried that I am getting it again.

I'm so sorry you are dealing with it. The first time I got it, I was 15-years old. The doc did not prescribe Meds (that was, ahem, 25 years ago lol). The side of my face was completely paralyzed for about 2 1/2 months. I could smile or blink. Eating and talking were difficult and I would spill food out my mouth and drool. It was horrible. But I DID make a full recovery. The second time, I was 22-years old and it was pretty much exactly the same, except they prescribed steroids. The Meds didn't seem to help me. I was also prescribed pain Meds the second time because I had horrible ear and head pain for the first couple of weeks.

I wish you the best of luck. I do agree with the other response, let yourself rest and recover if you can. This condition can take its toll on you. Take care

 
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:58 PM   #4
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Re: Diagnosed with Bell's Palsy 6 weeks ago

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Hi there. I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy six weeks ago, after about a week of a swollen and severely painful circumvillate papillae on the right side of my tongue. At exactly the same time that all pain from the papillae disappeared, i noticed the facial weakness. Overnight the right side of my face was completely paralyzed. Luckily that same day I already had an appointment with an ENT because of the papillae, and he diagnosed me with Bell's. He gave me antivirals to take for a week, and steroids for 10 days. It has been six weeks now, and I've had zero improvement. Did anyone else not see any improvement until later on, and still regain full or close to full function? Starting to worry.

Thanks!
You need to start spending time massaging your face, should have started this when you first noticed the problem. Get a Calendula salve so your not massaging dry skin, Calendula has collagen to benifit your skin, also some over the counter eye drops so you eyes don't dry out. My wife suffered with this a while back and never got it again. The massage is very important and spend time doing for 30 minutes a few times a day.

 
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