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Re: Bell's Palsey

Postby stomperrob » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:56 pm

A previous prime minister of ours had it - left one side of his face numb and as a result he talked out of the side of his mouth - the political cartoonists had a heyday with it:
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Singer Gordon Lightfoot also had it, but I don't think he had any lasting effects from it.
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Re: Bell's Palsey

Postby moochman » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:06 pm

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moochman wrote:Sorry to hear of your condition. Did the doc subscribe some prednisone and maybe an anti-viral for you? Generally one is started on a steroid to help reduce swelling in the afore mentioned 7th cranial nerve, and an anti-viral in case its a virus. Warning, your symptoms may be worse before they get better. It is not unusual for Bell's Palsy to progress in the first week. So if it worsens, that is normal. Should you begin to have pain, moist heat helps. Hopfully, your case is mild and symptoms quickly go away. About half of those suffering from this will fully recover in weeks, and over 75% will recover within a year. Hang in there and good luck.

Also, if you have any numbness or paralysis to anywhere else, call your doctor. Bell's Palsy only affects the face.


Subscribe??? :-?


Geez, you english police never sleep. Prescribe of course.
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Re: Bell's Palsey

Postby houstonherdfan » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:48 pm

Well, I guess I got pretty lucky. Is almost gone already still some weakness smile is off center. Blinking came back after about 5-6 days. Taste bud are just now starting to come back. The 35 pounds or so I wanted to lose are just about gone from not being able to eat due to everything tasting bad. Went from 229 pounds to 201 in 12 days. now its just a matter of keeping it off.
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Re: Bell's Palsey

Postby moochman » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:28 pm

Nice to hear of your recovery, HHF. ;-D
The Bell's Palsy Diet. Seems very effective, but I hope it doesn't catch on. :-b
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Re: Bell's Palsey

Postby lmcjaho » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:52 pm

A friend of mine has this. He seems to get it every couple of years or so apparently, and it takes a much longer time (a couple months or so) for it to go away. First time I saw it I thought he had a stroke - was relieved to hear differently.

His best friend makes vicious fun of him (it's how those two are all the time) calling him Droopy, or Drooler, etc. Considering he's like 6'7" and probably weighs in around 300lbs it's a good thing he has a similar sense of humor lol.

Glad to hear it's already going away for you HHF ;-D
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Re: Bell's Palsey

Postby Madison » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:56 pm

Jim Ross (Good 'Ol JR) with the WWE has had several bouts with Bell's Palsy. Sorry to hear about it, here's hoping you're feeling much better. ;-D
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Re: Bell's Palsey

Postby joejlitz » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:45 am

100% recovered? Did you keep the weight off?

How often could it recur (if it recurs)?
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Re: Bell's Palsey

Postby Metroid » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:48 am

joejlitz wrote:100% recovered? Did you keep the weight off?

How often could it recur (if it recurs)?


I can answer the second part. About 7-10% of people who suffer an episode of Bell's Palsy experience recurrences. That percentage increases if the sufferer has other medical issues such as diabetes and whatnot. So there's a very good chance this is just an isolated incident for herd.
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