Re: Diagnosed with Bell's Palsy 11 days ago
Thanks for sharing. I have a similar experience to yours (i just posted) It's been almost 5 weeks since I first noticed the neck/ear pain follwed by BP. I went to urgent care dr office (not ER) I went without insurance and they charged me $100 to see the doctor and I think the meds were about $100. The doctor told me nothing, just take the meds and tape my eye at night and rest. Nothing about recovery time or seeing a specialist or taking tests. He just took one look at me and said it was BP and maybe it's from a virus. Kind of upsetting really (which is why I never see a doctor.) Obviously this was serious.
I guess I was lucky but I didn't get a MRI and all that. My mother wanted to take me to the ER, and keeps urging me but I feel like it is a waste of money, or to see a neurologist. She had to drag me just to see the doctor. I didn't even want to go or take meds, but the pain was so severe. I am trying to hope for the best although really it's been dard and I've been so depressed. I am hoping less than 3 months if I hear a story of a longer recovery time then I get so upset. Good luck with your progress!! I think the more rest you get the better your recovery.