Re: Can this be Bell's Palsy?
I had what was diagnosed as Bell's Palsy in July 2010. The night before I had a terrible pain behind my right ear and before bed I told my hubby, I think I have an ear infection and I probably better call the doctor. Woke up the next morning went down for my am cigarette (I know smoking bad) anyway I kept trying to light my cigarette but it just kept going out. So I thought it was broken got another same thing. For some reason I looked in the mirror and saw that the right side of my face-my mouth was way over on the right. I looked like a Picasso. Long story short. My hubby freaked out and made me go to the ER even though I was sure I didn't have a stroke. Also I couldn't talk or eat anything and had to use a straw to drink. When I did talk I sounded like a drunk-got hung up on twice trying to call the doctor's office! So all the mouth stuff you report sounds right . But as far as I have been told that it only involves the face. I have been recently diagnosed with myasthenia gravis after having another Bell's Palsy attack. But that is very rare so...doesn't mean anything for you. I hope you are on steroids and antibiotics or you could have permanent damage.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Isn't Bell's Palsy just the craziest thing?
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