I had a stroke on May 14, 2010 and was hospitalized for 2 1/2 months. It was rather serious and was lucky that I came out alive and survived that ordeal. I was hit on the left side of my body, however, I had my right body feeling numb. My neurologist says that my case is LMS (Left Medullary Syndrome) Before I had a stroke,I did not have any problem with my left face. However, after the stroke, my left face was paralyzed as in I cannot make any movement in my left face. I went home to the Philippines in December 2010 (am working in Saudi Arabia at present) and went to see some doctors over there. They said that I have Bell's Palsy and that it was triggered by my stroke. I did have 2 months of therapy by electric shocks and some massage, although, It made some movements on the left side of my mouth, nothing much happened really. Also, I really feel dizzy whenever I walk. Is my palsy really triggered by my stroke? Is it normal for me to feel dizzy when it is already 1 1/2 years since my stroke. My palsy has not improved till now. Any comments or ideas over there..please feel free to give me some advise. Thanks
Bell's Palsy is when one side of your face is paralyzed, but that diagnoses is usually made with the absence of other conditions. The fact that you had a stroke suggests that your particular facial paralysis is related directly to the stroke. In any case, if your doctors thought it was Bells Palsy the proper treatment is 10 days of Prednisone and Acyclovir. Shock therapy is only used after all other treatment options have been ineffective and it rarely works
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Thanks for the comments Michael. Only my left face is paralyzed. I already had shock therapy for 2 months and it was then that I have regained a little movement on my lips. I still have difficulty swallowing, few months back, my speech wasn't clear enough that people who talked to me before just cant understand what I am saying, much clearer speech now tho', i can close and open my eyes bit by bit already, these are the progress I am making after1 year and 4 months that I was afflicted by the disease.