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Bells Palsy

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Jellybean91 Wed 04-Jan-17 16:23:25

Hello everyone!
Today I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy.
I'm 35+2 and has a pretty rubbish pregnancy, so I kinda feel downheartened.
Throughout entire pregnancy I've had severe sickness, and I've had to see a physiotherapist regularly due to PGP and Lower back pain.

Today the neurologist told me there is a chance that Bell's palsy will never go away and I could be left with the right side of my face never moving again!!
I jus wanted to see if anyone else has suffered this and if they recovered entirely? I need some positivity!!

fourcorneredcircle Wed 04-Jan-17 16:26:14

Not personally but a colleague and a relative both did. Relative made full recovery. Colleague made almost full recovery, her simple doesn't crickle quite the way it used to and she gets ... I don't know what the term is... like, occasional relapses? She does ok though, and if she can cope in a school surrounded by the cruelest and most judgemental of all creatures, the teenager, you will be fine too smile

fourcorneredcircle Wed 04-Jan-17 16:26:28


FishInAWetSuitAndFlippers Wed 04-Jan-17 16:29:12

A relative of mine had bells palsy. She was given exercises to do and recovered completely. She did have it twice more at other times when she was very run down though, she recovered from both of those bouts too, although it took a few weeks.

Sorry that you're feeling so low. Get well soon flowers

MollyHuaCha Wed 04-Jan-17 16:55:19

I know someone who had this horrible condition about 25 yrs ago. They took a few months to recover, then never had it again. Get well soon 🌷

Kriek Wed 04-Jan-17 17:12:49

I've had it. I was also told I may never recover. It took a while to get back to normal but I have recovered. The exercises do help and I was also given steroids which I'm told improve the speed of full recovery. I'm not sure if you can have those but it might be worth asking.

Hope it eases soon. flowers

leighdinglady Wed 04-Jan-17 22:09:36

Don't panic. My sister had this and is was terrible. It looked like she'd had a stroke but she fully recovered. I hope you're ok

GetTheeBehindMeSanta Wed 04-Jan-17 22:13:53

I got this the day I gave birth to my eldest child. It disappeared completely within a fortnight, without any treatment (none was offered!). I did buy and use a lubricating eye drop though because my right eye couldn't blink properly and was drying out.

GetTheeBehindMeSanta Wed 04-Jan-17 22:15:18

I should mention it never came back with subsequent pregnancies, or at all.

CannotEvenDeal Wed 04-Jan-17 22:16:04

My cousin had this with her now 9yo dd. Within a couple of months she fully recovered. Best wishes

marl Wed 04-Jan-17 22:18:59

I had it when pregnant and on a plane. I was travelling with a friend who was a gp who said it was bells palsy. It went within the day. I was sent to a neurologist subsequently but there was no trace. It hasn't come back since.

Snowflakesandsparkle Wed 04-Jan-17 22:21:38

I had this when in my early twenties, and my GP terrified me by telling horror stories relating to lasting damage. As the same as previous posters, I was given exercises to do and a course of steroids to speed up the process (not sure whether they would give you those). There has been no lasting damage and you would never know I'd even had it.

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