I Have Bell's Palsy

A Bell's Palsy anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Bell's Palsy. You're not alone. 67 People

    7 Years And Still Trying To Recover That Smile

    I remember it like it was yesterday 01/08/2006... Was the day my whole life changed. I was a very bubbly 20 year old girl but became a moody '*****' ever since. Some days i don't notice it as I've lived with it for so long, but other days I question God as to why i got this...
    Jena2006 Jena2006
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2013

    I've Had It Twice!

    One of my eyebrows doesn't work very well, and my smile is somewhat crooked. It's stress-triggered for me.  
    HebbieTheEmpress HebbieTheEmpress
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2009

    An Earache That Drives Me Bonkers!

    Okay - that's just weird. Here I was running an IT training session, and I was noticing that my left-hand side of my face was becoming quite painful. Running to the little-boys room I noticed that my left eye wasn't able to blink anymore, and whistling was a big no-go. After...
    NewCats NewCats
    1 Response Nov 17, 2013

    Bells Palsy day #656.

    Facial paralysis is still about 90% however I still have numbness on the entire left side of my face. I went the entire summer without experiencing headaches but have had 2 episodes this week. They say that the cooler weather can trigger them. Nothing that a few Tylenol can't...
    jrosskc jrosskc
    1 Response Sep 18, 2014

    Off Balance

    It's been two weeks since my diagnosis of Bell's Palsy and the last three days I'm suffering from dizziness and I'm 'off balance'. I mentioned this to the ENT Dr yesterday and she didn't say much so must be normal! So chin up and try not to look too drunk!
    jswilliams41 jswilliams41
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 21, 2013

    Bells Palsy

    My boyfriend has bells palsy. I just want some advice about what is the best treatment/exercise that can help regain the full movements back in his face?
    mileymoo12 mileymoo12
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

    Got Bells Palsy At 18 While Pregnant

    I got Bells Palsy when I was pregnant with my daughter about one day before I had to deliver her since we found out I had pre-eclampsia. The night before I had a really bad head ache like I never had before and my eye was watering but I thought it was just allergy. The morning of...
    breezyliz breezyliz
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

    My Testimony

    I am a 32 year old woman, and I am posting my personal testimony of Bells Palsy. I hope that this can inform, encourage and comfort others who may be experiencing the same thing. On Saturday, May 18, 2013, I was having a normal day with my fiancé and 3 year old daughter. We...
    SC599 SC599
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2013

    Help Me Help Him

    My dad has Bells palsy He is 72. He won't do theexercises he was given unless I am right there Coaching.My mom is 83 and VERY SUBMISSIVE to anything he says. If he tells her toleave Him alone, and stop pestering him about some exerCise, SHE WILL . (SORRY about the caps, I'm...
    gilmorealice gilmorealice
    51-55, F
    May 7, 2013

    It had been a whirlwind weekend - I flew from

    Georgia to Pennsylvania at o' dark early to surprise my aunt for her 60th birthday - it was a blast! Woke up the next morning, Sunday, and I couldn't close my eye! The whole left side of my face didn't move. OMG - I had a stroke. I thought. Until my sister corrected me - Bell's...
    kemeki kemeki
    26-30, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    It's Not Funny - You Know?

    More people than I knew possible are afflicted with this malady. But it simply floors me how many idiots there are out there who either don't understand or simply make fun of someone who has it. You wouldn't make fun of somebody who has a bad cold or flu. Then why tease and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2013

    Symptoms For Over A Year!

    I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy over a year ago. I have sharp ear pain right before I noticed the facial droop. I was out at a bar and we were taking pictures and I am normally a big smiler and when I viewed the pictures I noticed the droop. I had to point it out to people...
    trishb76 trishb76
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2011

    I'm on day 11 and I still have lots of questions

    and realizations. It was 2 Fridays ago when I got hit it with this condition and I never knew what hit me, literally and figuratively. Immediately after I woke up, I stood in front of our mirror to look at my face. Without making the facial expressions, my face looked and...
    tma7 tma7
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2014

    Bell's Palsy 4 Days

    I've neen reading a lot of forums about this, and I'm amazed how people say they're able to carry on as normal. They must be very strong. I mean, did they not even have time off work? I've seen posts saying that having time off is lazy! I'm Sorry but this is an INJURY and in a...
    ouchthathurts ouchthathurts
    1 Response Nov 6, 2011

    I Have Bilateral Belles Palsy

    i have the rare form of belles palsy been hit with it twice, the 2nd round was the worst, going 4 months now barely learning how to eat and constant dizziness and headaches just not fun.
    mrningstar68 mrningstar68
    Jan 15, 2013

    Happy? How Without A Smile?

    <--- This is the only thing that has been on my mind for the past 5 days, my smile and when if ever will i have it back?The day after thanksgiving i knoticed i was eating dinner and the left side of my face started feeling diffeerent, my family brushed it off and the next...
    Bellamia1130 Bellamia1130
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2011

    I am Day Four into my diagnosis.

    Started with a metallic taste in mouth on Sunday and an eye twitch that went away after a few hours. I felt very, very tired all that day however.Around 8 that night my eye stopped closing properly. I had a stroke back in 1998 so I figured I had just really overdone. I had a GI...
    RNDeb RNDeb
    56-60, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    i started last Friday my head hurt

    and things tasted different my Sunday morning i could not speak right and ended in hospital...had tree episode one wen i got there one 4 hours later and one the next day ...i have been Thu a lot in this last 28 years but it think this has been the work feeling ever ..even works...
    zrobert28 zrobert28
    31-35, M
    Jun 20, 2014

    Hot Coffee!

    On July 22nd, after visiting my brother in the hospital, after having a hip replacement, I came home, feeling really tired, but trying to still avoid the ear ache that i have had at least 3 days, I just laid down. The next day, when I got up, I noticed my mouth was twisted...
    cleanliving41 cleanliving41
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2013

    Just Got Bell's Palsy

    I know that stress has caused this. Even though there is nothing in medical opinions that I've been able to find, it cannot be a coincidence that I have been hit with this at the most stressful time in my life!Just started 6 days ago when my food tased funny, then my mouth...
    Monk99 Monk99
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    Bells Palsy Has Gotten Another One....me :-(

    I want/need to talk about my recent case of Bells Palsy that Ive been stricken with this past Tuesday. Nothing that I was aware of could have warned me that this was coming. Id had a cold and a case of bronchitis a couple weeks before, but that was on its way out. I was good. On...
    rog2002 rog2002
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

    Second Experience

    This is the second time I've gotten it. I was quite youngthe first time I had it so I don't remember a lot about the fist time I had it. However, its kinda painfull this time and I don't remember that happening the first time. It feels like I've been lifting somthing way to heavy...
    jilltn jilltn
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2013

    Not Prepared

    On, March 18,2013 I had a bad extraction involving A tooth being anklosed to the bone ridge. It left an enormous hole. That weekend , i came down with a cold. The following week i was hit with Bell' Palsy. I also Had stress from work. I was not prepared for this scary ordeal...
    cw2243 cw2243
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2013

    Bell's Palsy: My Story

    I was only four when I suffered with Bell's Palsy. I'm not quite sure how I actually developed the illness, but it has completely changed my life. I'm sixteen years old now and I am still reminded, every day, about what I went through as a child and how much it has impacted my...
    RockyHorrorHannah RockyHorrorHannah
    18-21, F
    Dec 6, 2012

    Bell's Palsy

    I totally sympathise and empathise with all of you who have Bell's Palsy.  It wouldn't be so bad if you could go to your doctor and get an instant remedy...unfortunately it doesn't always work like that.  A few tips I can give you is to try and avoid sleeping on the...
    DeeDee567 DeeDee567
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2010

    A Broken Smile, A Life Changed...

    I was 18 when I was diagnosed over a year ago with bell's palsy. I went into the ER thinking I had a stroke. They gave me some meds that I'd take for two weeks that didn't really even help at all. It started out with insane facial drooping, eye dryness, and sharp pain in my ear...
    MsVengeance MsVengeance
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 11, 2011

    My Bell's Palsy

    I'm 18, and 2 days ago I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. Originally I had no idea what was going on, I was sitting in my friends house, with a lot of them and suddenly lost all movement in the right side of my face. Most of my friends seemed to think I was having a stroke. I was...
    FreeChilly FreeChilly
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 12, 2013

    It Hit Me Like A Rock

    Tuesday afternoon I felt tired, I don't usually have a chance to nap, but that day it felt like a good idea, the day was dim, the apartment was quiet. When I woke up from this nap something was odd about my, my yawn was not as big, my face wasn't wrinkling in the places it should...
    L0v3M3 L0v3M3
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2013
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