Only logged in members can reply and interact with the post.
Join Similar Worlds today »

Anyone ever have a bout of Bell’s palsy?

i just went to the doctor. that’s what i got. he gave me steroids and some other meds. hope it goes away fast.
rckt148 · 61-69, M
One of my best friends looked like he had a stroke ,it was pretty bad
He had some trouble speaking ,but his face
He was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy ,it wasn't a stroke
It took a while but all the sudden as quick as the symptoms appeared
they were gone
HouseOfCards · 46-50, F
did he get meds? [@9499,rckt148]
rckt148 · 61-69, M
[@778935,ThriftStore] I believe they gave him steroid
but he was a Vet ,,Animals not a soldier
I think he gave himself shots
They say if its going to right itself it takes around 6 months
I don't think it was nearly that long for him

Someone suggested messaging it ,,I think he did that a lot

Hippyjoes comment reminded me he had to tape his eye shut
not blinking dried his eye out ,,so he tapped it shut
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
Dear Wife went through it. Hers lasted about 5 weeks. The first 2 weeks were the worst. She had to wear an eye patch since she couldn't blink in one eye.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
[@778935,ThriftStore] Yeah it can be a bit rough. Dear Wife wanted to just stay in bed or lay on the couch. No energy. The daughter's old Siamese cat was her constant companion.
HouseOfCards · 46-50, F
ha. mine is too. did she recover fully? [@10033,hippyjoe1955]
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
[@778935,ThriftStore] Yes she has no lingering effects. Funnily enough Dear Wife's cousin was recently diagnosed with Bells Palsy too.
DrWatson · 61-69, M
My mother had it. A doctor told me that in almost all cases, it does go away quickly. (It did not for my mother, but I learned that she was the very, very rare exception.) I hope yours also goes quickly.
RemovedUsername350320 · 26-30, M
Chew gum and massage the affected side regularly to stop the muscles from sagging
HouseOfCards · 46-50, F
good idea thanks! [@350320,JohnnyFartpants]
TakingBackMidgard · 26-30, M
My friends mom has had it for about a year but is finally clearing up.
Yeah once. Twas quite the experience
HouseOfCards · 46-50, F
how long did it last [@946223,RamessesII]
[@778935,ThriftStore] About a week.
Did you recently get a flu shot ?
HouseOfCards · 46-50, F
No! [@760047,MarmeeMarch]
don't forget physiotherapy.

Post Comment
27454 people following
Personal Stories, Advice, and Support
New Post
Associated Groups Category Members