Over the past few days, I have experienced Bell's Palsey. This has stroke like symptoms but is not a stroke. The ER doctor said that the nerve that controls facial muscles becomes inflamed. Had anyone had this happen to them? They think it's viral. I'm back on pred. Looking for thoughts and input.
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Sometimes I can't lift my eyebrows or smile and my doc said the same thing, that the nerve is inflamed. But Nonna it is not full blown Bells Palsy, because if you have that, your face can be paralized for months. I had a co-worker who had it, it lasted 8 months, she couldn't even open her mouth wide enough to eat normally, she looked like she had a stroke.
I hope the pred helps you.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).
Saw the neurologist yesterday, MRI is good. He said we caught it so fast that my control should come back. This morning I had a full smile. Woooo Whhhoooo
That is wonderful news Nonna..I hope that you continue to get better and that it never occurs again. I am so glad that you caught it so quickly and treatment thus far is working! Warm hugs!
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