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Re: bells palsey

Re: bells palsey

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Posted by Jean on September 27, 2000 at 21:17:05:

In Reply to: Re: bells palsey posted by PATTI on June 27, 2000 at 17:20:28:

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: : : : : : : : I woke up two days ago and the right side of my face no longer worked. I went to my family doctor and he informed me it was bells palsey, and the only thing i can do is exercise my face and hope the muscle function will return. What is it? what caused it? And what can I do about it?

: : : : : : : Hi, This is usually due to a virus and the virus causes swelling of some tissues that compresses the nerve to the face. The treatment is to decrease the swelling and take away the inflammation. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can relieve the problem if you get at it immediately.

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: : : : : : : What causes the virus? My boyfriend was just diagnosed with Bells Palsey and was prescribed steroids. He was told he should (could) regain most or all of his facial muscle control in approximately 2 - 3 weeks. I am concerned. What else can we do? Can this be caused by stress?

: : : : : Hi, I also have diagnosed with Bells Palsey, one week ago, and have recieved the same above information. I was prescribed Prednizone (steriod) within one day of being affliced and it has helped significantly. I've been told that early diagnosis and early treatment is very important. I have not, however, been adviserd to exercise my facial muscles but I have done so as I assumed that it dwould help. The most important warning that I have been given is to make sure that you kep your eye lubricated. If your eye is not closing properly then taping it shut at night is very important. Preventing damage to the eye is very critical.
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: : : : Ithink that I might have Bells Palsey and Im just wondering if anyone knows if it could be caused by delivering a baby and if so who should i contact to get treatment? My ob/gyn or a general practitioner?

: : : I woke up yesterday the right side of my face was parylized. I went to my GP and a neurologist and they both said it was bells palsey and that it would go away eventually. Ive been prescribed steroids and Im also taking vitamin B12. My cousin had BP for 6 weeks she went to a chiropractor for facial massage 3 times a week and hers went away.

: : well after readibg the se replys i decided to add my two cents. as with the rest of the folks that responded, i think all of us were more than concerned when we discovered what had onset us. I have read several medical journals and all of them stated that prednisone was the most common treatment. i have to believe in the exercise method as we all know , EXERCISE Works. I* have what i consider a mild case of BP and believe me it truly is annoying. oh well I'll try to add moes as the symptoms begin to subside,

: ::::::::My hubby was perfectly fine on Saturday afternoon by Saturday evening the right side of his face seemed to droop a little. Then by Sunday a.m. it was drooping alot. Went to ER, guess what.... "BP". What a pain -- literally?? Does anyone else have the aching in the jaw and forehead? He definitely is not looking forward to 2wks to 6mos of this parasite. Ditto... to all symptoms and prognoses. He is doing the exercises/the eye treatments but no drugs except for pain. The Neurologist said that it will depart by itself that the medications don't make that much difference. Thanks for the vent.





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