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bells palsy???

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by purrlover, Jul 12, 2009.


  1. purrlover

    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    hi all just over 10 years ago i had bells palsy , it was very bad at the time:(
    and even though its been 10 years i still have weakness on the right side of my face , with my eyelid and mouth still not moving.. i however have learned to live with it :) , i just wondered if any one else has experienced this at some point in their lives
    julie xx
     
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    munchbunch PetForums VIP

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    Hi Purrlover - sounds like you've had a really rough time. I don't know anyone that's had bell's palsy, but do know it's not nice. Just a thought - have you tried to google for chat groups/info. I've done that before when I've had different ailments & have found some great info & help forums out there. Sorry if you already have - just found it a great help to me x
     
  3. purrlover

    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    hi ya ,yes i did go to a group for a while but i didnt find it a great help , i also had electrodes i had to wear for so many hours per day , that also didnt help ! i have no feeling in my right side just a sort of sensation type feeling , but its really funnny i can spot a mile off anyone thats had bells palsy , even slight cases , im very aware of the "droop" tha tcomes with it.. i always try to look on the bright side if this is all i get in my life ive done rather well!!
    its very common when you start to notice it .. mind you theres lots of cases of it only lasting a couple of weeks .. the more serious cases last longer or never get better ... trust that to be me :001_tt2:
    julie xx
     
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    HighlandQuine PetForums Senior

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    My aunt had this years ago. It took a long time for her to fully recover.

    Hang in there! :)
     
  5. purrlover

    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    thanks im not doing to bad , when im really tired or ill it looks worse then, but my dr says its about as good as it will get , i was just wondering if any other pf member had it?
    juliex
     
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    My mother had it bad twenty years ago. Never forget it lol we were flying out to Barbados that evening and she got started on a high dose of steroids and told to avoid the sun!
    It resolved fairly quick with no residual weakness and she came home with a better tan than me :)
     
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    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    glad it worked out for your mum .. i didnt get offered steriods cos my daughter was 6 weeks old at the time and i was breastfeeding ... which i think i should have been given the choice really

    julie xx
     
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    3 red dogs PetForums VIP

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    gotta say, its something i never heard of, but from reading other posts about it hun, it don't sound like a bundle of laffs..
    All we have to deal with is ADHD.. seems small in comparison to your problems.
    keep smiling hun!!
     
  9. purrlover

    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    hey it my best bud! hows it doing matee?
    im ok with my bells ive learned to live with it , its the eating out thats a bit hard cos i tend to make a mess ! haha

    adhd is hard also , my nephew suffers with it and hes on the autism scale also , soi know its not easy ..esp when you get those looks!! you know the ones i mean ;)
    julie xx
     
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    Debi PetForums Member

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    my husband had it a few years ago. luckily he recovered fully and it meant they couldn't send him back to Iraq (he was still in the army then).
     
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