Bell's Palsy with Vertigo and Aches and Pains.
Hey everyone. I'm really hoping someone can give me some relief, because I am a massive worry wort when it comes to health issue. I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy as of yesterday. It all started when I developed a cold. I soon started having shooting pains behind my ear and around my neck where it connects to the skull. One night, after brushing my teeth, I noticed that water was squirting out of one side of my mouth while I was rinsing my mouth out. Earlier, before that, I felt like both my eyes weren't shutting evenly. After being scared to death, I decided to get some sleep. I woke up the next morning with more of my face paralyzed on the left side. Of course, I continued to freak out, so I decided to call the doctor and get him to look at it. I told him what was going on and it did a few tests to check, but the only thing he figured it would be was Bell's Palsy because of my symptoms. He prescribed some Prednisone and some Valacyclovir. As of last night, I started having some vertigo. Since then, the pain behind my ear has kind of gone away, but the tightening of the left side of my face is still getting worse and, today, my vertigo was definitely keeping me from enjoying my day. It wasn't complete vertigo, just a sense of not being completely balanced. Nothing is paralyzed other than my face, but I started having some muscle aches tonight, which I figured were either part of the cold I've had OR part of the stress that I'm going through. Has anyone had similar symptoms?