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Old 10-07-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Any idea what this is / how I can fix it?

I'm not sure where else to put this, but several years ago, when I was barely a teenager, I was in school and the one side of my face went numb out of nowhere. It wasn't extremely noticable, just when I spoke and when I drank. I was never taken to a doctor for it, but the numbness / crookedness faded almost completely. I am pretty positive it's not Bell's Palsy, since it's only happened on one occasion and it wasn't severe, and also I've had a few general blood tests taken after it and nothing was detected. I actually thought it was a mini stroke for a while as crazy as that might sound, but I was under severe stress at the time and had bad eating habits.

So, my real question is, as small as my problem is ( my right eye is shut a tiny bit more than my left, and when I talk my mouth moves to the left a little ) it bothers me so much and makes me never went to go anywhere or show emotion in fear of it being detected. So I'm asking, is there anyway ( surgery, shots, removal, replacement, anything ) that will repair the seventh cranial nerve? I just want it to be completely normal again?

 
Old 10-07-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Re: Any idea what this is / how I can fix it?

Your symptoms are like mine was after Bells Palsy. My doctor told me the outcome would depend on how good of health I was at the time and prayer. They do not have treatment for this condition other than steroids to help relieve the pain, does not help the paralysis.

I had Bells Palsy 44 years ago and people claim they do not notice my eye or smile. I thought the older I got the more slack there would be in my face, that has not been the case, I still look younger than other women my age.

Bells Palsy usually happens only one time unless a person that had it is under heavy stress later on in life.

Be thankful you only had a light case.

I am sure most people never notice your mouth when you speak. Many people have nervous quirks that are similar to the mouth movements of those who have had Bells Palsy. You are self-conscious of it.

Do not let this disrupt your social life, go on living and enjoy life. Many people have worse things to cope with and yet they find a way to enjoy life to the fullest.

To my knowledge there is no way to repair the nerve.

The sooner you accept yourself as you are the better life will be for you now and in the future.

Been there, had that, and life is beautiful to this day!

 
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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Re: Any idea what this is / how I can fix it?

If its not Bells Palsey then another possibility is you had a stroke.

 
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