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[OC] Justin Beiber had nothing on me. Bell’s Palsy last year. This is a full smile and eye scrunch


[OC] Justin Beiber had nothing on me. Bell’s Palsy last year. This is a full smile and eye scrunch



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  • Ras1372

    I had Bell’s palsy in October 2020, it may have saved my life, had to go to the doctor, ran blood tests, found out vitamin D was very low, started supplementing the shit out of it…caught Covid in January.

    Bell’s palsy resolved in about two weeks. Was a little frustrating, but not terrible. The weirdest part was eating, I’d move food from one side of my tongue to the other and the taste of food disappear then reappeared.

  • CronkinOn

    Sorry mate.

    My wife had it about 20 years ago and got lucky that it went away after a few weeks. I started having all the precursors to it and she forced me to slow my roll and chill for a bit. Had to literally stop worrying.

    Doctors have any kind of hope, or options?

  • trenchreynolds

    I got it temporarily a number of years ago. I had to wear an eye patch because I couldn’t fully close my eye.

    Much pirate talk ensued.

  • ms95376

    I had that. Use liquid tears a lot. Blink using your finger every so often. You can’t close your eye. Have to tape it closed at night. Hasn’t come back in at least 20 years.

  • Onoref

    If I’m not mistaken, you can get it fixed. At least my wife got it fixed. They can do some kind of cold therapy on the nerves in your face that will make it go away faster. My wife is a teacher, she had to go on sick leave because the thought the kids would freak out. She was 90% fixed after 3 weeks of therapy, although now, 7 years later, she’s still convinced that it never went away fully. I just say she has a unique face.

  • azorianmilk

    My boyfriend had Bells Palsy last summer a couple months after his second Covid vaccine shot. The neurologist said that there has been a link between the vaccine and Bells Palsy, in his practice he has seen an up tick of a couple cases per month to half a dozen per week. Luckily the case my boyfriend had resolved to normal in about 6 weeks, but it was scary and stressful.

  • Wraith084

    If caught before full paralysis, 98% will eventually heal up. With full paralysis, stage 4, 60% recovery

    Most important strategy is early recognition. Start steroids tapered (60mg daily to 10mg then off). Antivirals are questionable but acyclovir can’t hurt

    Chew gum constantly to stimulate regeneration of nerve, cover affected eye nightly with lubricating tears to prevent corneal scratching.

    I had it during medical school – scary for two weeks.

    Best of luck – if you’re far removed from it and still have paralysis, there’s stimulation therapy to help poke nerve to regenerate… worth a shot.

  • chillyfeets

    Had Bell’s Palsy 10 years ago, didn’t know it was a thing that could just… spontaneously happen. Thought I was having a stroke and went to the ER.

    Weirdest part was actually losing taste in half of my tongue, and having to tape my eye closed at night.

    Steroid course for 2 weeks and got maybe 95% back. The 5% that I didn’t get back only really shows itself when I smile – mouth doesn’t go as high on one side and the corresponding eye doesn’t crinkle as much (a lot of my smile is in my eyes).

  • moesif_

    Okay yeah what you got going on is bad, but why is it necessary to try and put down someone else’s plight? Not cool man

  • TrickedintoStuff

    Hope its on the mend mate!

    Had it as a newborn and now at 40 I still have the one side scrunch and it shows in my smile. You can see it more in my face when Im tired.

  • EmotionalMycologist9

    My friend’s mom has it too and this is how she usually looks about 50% of the time. She gets twitches too, but not sure if it’s from that. Either way, you got the short end of some type of stick with it.

  • NorskGodLoki

    This is why I got the Shingrix vaccine.

    Watched my cousin get Bell’s Palsy and my mother suffer from Shingles.

    Vaccines work!

  • avezvousvu

    I had Bells Palsy also! How long did it last for you? I found the most annoying thing about it was that I had to sleep with an eyepatch!

  • Talmaska

    My buddy got that from a virus. Had it for about 4 – 6 weeks. Had to use an unguent because he couldn’t blink that eye. He recovered and all is well. Hope you recover, too, man.

  • Talmaska

    My buddy got that from a virus. Had it for about 4 – 6 weeks. Had to use an unguent because he couldn’t blink that eye. He recovered and all is well. Hope you recover, too, man.

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