Re: Bells palsy shock
I had Bell's last year, I was discouraged, thinking I was going to have to deal with this illness for at least 20 weeks.
Then, I went back to online and found a Chiropractor who told about doing exercises several times per day.
I cured my Bell's Palsy withint 4 weeks....no symptoms left at all.
I disagree with the comment that you might be over-doing the exercises. Each time I would go into the bathroom, after washing my hands I would stand in front of the mirror and say my ABC's( make you use your muscles ( mouth ) extensively while doing this )
I then would do the Chiropractor's facial exercises, taking my thumb & index finger of my right HAND, starting at the top of My EYEBROW, and working down towards the back of my ear, pinching my skin from the top of my Eye BROW to the back of my ear.
Make NO MISTAKE....my BELL's PALSY was severe. I couldn't drink anything, and even using a straw was difficult.
You need to make sure that you tape your eye shut at night, ( make sure you use either eye drops perscribed by your Doctor, or there is ointment you can get over the counter at your local pharmacy ( I really perferred the ointment at night )
While at home those first 2-3 weeks, I would tape my eye shut, as it felt better.
Again, I can not stress the pinching exercises enough. IF you didn't know me prior to the diagnosis of Bell's Palsy, you would never know I had had it in April of 2011.
I also did not take the medication that was offered. I didn't think it was something I needed to do, and the Dr. agreed with me.
IF you have any other questions, don't be afraid to ask...BUT DO DO those pinching excercises EACH time you think of it, or when going to the bathroom ( I think I actually did these exercises 8-10 times per day, and I also would wake myself up every couple of hours to do the exercises, and go back to sleep.
Last edited by Administrator; 12-02-2011 at 12:53 AM.