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Beej

680d

HELP, please...in my 11th month (as of April, 2022) with BELL'S PALSY. Still having numbness & heavy dense droopy FEELING in right side of face, watering eye. Affected eye is now smaller than left eye. SYNKINESIS started in my 9th month which is this: when I raise my eyebrows, eye get even samaller & when I open my mouth wide, eye gets even aller AND when I drink using a STRAW, eye CLOSES. VISION, especially when reading, is poor. Months of WEEKLY ACUPUNCTURE & Chinese herbs HAVE NOT HELPED.... $100 each time + her Chinese herbs. WEEKLY FACIAL CUPPING (by esthetician) have not helped...$40 each time. Recently started taking LION' S MANE TINCTURE from a company in Dallas, TX. Also, taking many supplements including B-12 tablets. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU DID/DOING THAT HELPED YOU.

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    • Belle2017

      642d

      I’m currently working with a new doctor and she’s using Botox for the treatment. I’ve had bells since 2017. Pain, tightness and synkinesis never fully recovered but the Botox helps.

    • Belle2017

      642d

      I’m currently working with a new doctor and she’s using Botox for the treatment. I’ve had bells since 2017. Pain, tightness and synkinesis never fully recovered but the Botox helps.

    • Rperry130

      663d

      I have had a gold weight put in my right eyelid to weigh it down due to the scarring

    • MishaLee

      669d

      Iv have bells since I was 16 I'm now 33 and it's permanent. I'm sorry your going through this. I deal with it daily and I'm considering surgery

    • Rperry130

      676d

      All that sounds familiar with me and drooling. Don’t look down and try to chew food

    • Rperry130

      676d

      I have had right facial paralysis for 13 years now. Was getting better after brain surgery but it went south when I got bacterial meningitis

    • LuluLunaWolf

      678d

      I got meds in the hospital I was prescribed that got rid all my symptoms

      • BB55

        677d

        @LuluLunaWolf me too.

    • BB55

      679d

      I had it 3 times and all three times I went to the doctor and he put me on a steroids right away. Had to massage my face daily and keep the affected eye covered with a patch

      • Beej

        679d

        @BB55 ,I went to hospital ER a few hours after waking up with facial paralysis. They ruled out stroke & gave me only 7 days of PREDNISONE & VALTREX, eye patch & a tiny tube of gel to put in my eye as it would not close.

        • BB55

          677d

          @Beej I don’t know what else to tell you. My heart goes out to you to have to deal with this mess for such a long time. Anyone that has had it can tell you that it is miserable

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