Bell's Palsy - Non Cerebral :: Botox To Correct The Nerve Damage

May 19, 2015

In 2003 I had really painful headaches so bad I could hardly put my head on a pillow, pretty scary as I do not suffer from headaches.  Then as I was eating bowl of cereal I kept missing my mouth and realised I couldn't feel my lips or tongue as though I had been given dentist injection.  My sister took me to hospital thinking I was having a stroke, this was the first time I had heard of Bell's palsy and I was given steroids, i was very tired and it was an effort to do anything like eat, speech, it did take three months to go.

february 2014 I got a rash on my stomach which spread to my neck, to my back, to my feet, then to my scalp and then my ears, I was in agony, it was urticaria.  Whilst trying to cope with this I then got Bell's palsy again, possibly due to an immune system at a low.  However it has taken a lot longer to recover this time.  Eighteen months later and I still have a twitchy eye and lopsided smile.  I am now considering Botox, has anyone here used Botox to correct any of the nerve damage left after palsy and if so what are your thoughts?

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She has botox about a year ago and it worked wonderfully... for about a week. so the doc does not want to do it anymore. I am totally ok with the pump and she really wants it, but i wanted to speak with others who have CP and have experience with the pump to know what your experience is.

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Bells' Palsy - Non Cerebral :: Day By Day Experience

Day 1

I woke up after having a cold/bad throat for about a week and noticed it was a little difficult to speak. I had a look in the mirror and thought it was because of the cold. By lunch time I could not grip a straw with my lips and one side of my mouth and my cheek would not move properly. I tried to wink or blink and could only do it with one eye and when I tried to screw my face up it only did it on one side. I did think that had a stroke and booked an appointment at the Doctors. She gave me a course of steroids and gave me a leaflet that explains about BP.

Day 2

My eye is a little worse today, I had a little control over my blinking yesterday and today it is almost impossible. It just continually streams that is quite a nuisance. I went and bought some surgical tape to tape it closed with tonight. It is far harder to get food in my mouth today as well as it does not seem to open as well as it did yesterday. On the plus side I do think I still have my taste on the left side. I get pins and needles and twitching around the area of my jaw and my forehead ATM.

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Please let me know the books which can be recommended by home training of cerebral palsy?
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I just want to know how the rest of you are dealing with the fatigue of a work day and fighting the fatigue. I'm 38 but most days I feel 108!

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Cerebral Palsy :: Memory Loss With - Sense Of Direction Is Bad

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Cerebral Palsy :: Exhausted / Fatigue And Gets Pins And Needles

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Palsy - Non Cerebral :: 2 Days Ago I Woke Up And Hopped Onto My Computer

2 days ago I woke up and hopped onto my computer like I do every morning (I'm 16/male and on summer vacation). I noticed that it felt awkward when I tried to blink my left eye. I didn't think anything of it and just continued on with my day.

The next day I woke up to the sound of my phone. I picked it up and it was one of my friends. He told me something that had happened the day before and made me laugh. I noticed that when I laughed only the right side of my face would move. I thought this was very strange and I got a bit scared.

I got off the phone and went to the bathroom and this is where I really freaked out. I couldn't move the left side of my face properly. Everything on the left side seemed a lot weaker than my right.

I tried looking it up for a few hours to see if anyone else has ever had this. I couldn't find anything except for a few forums with people saying it happened to them, but I still couldn't find out if it had a name. I was really scared and was having suicidal thoughts if this turned out to be permanent.

Anyways, I'm very very happy I found this site and that it heals itself. I told my mom and she's going to take me to the doctor so maybe he can give me steroids or something.

Summer vacation ends in about 3 1/2 weeks. I hope I recover by then because I'm not going to school like this, I don't care what my parents say.

I'll keep everyone updated. This is my second day so far with this dumb BP crap.

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Palsy - Non Cerebral :: Left Eye Would Not Close While Working On Computer

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I have heard a lot about lengthening the Achilles muscle to ease tightness in order to help kids who have cerebral palsy. My grand daughter finds her physiotherapy sessions so stressful and painful that she's not getting the benefit she needs and I am wondering if anyone has tried this surgery and can tell me has it helped? Any information will be greatly appreciated as it is heartbreaking to see a little one in so much pain and not able to do things a normal child can.

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what is the best treatment for bell's palsy.

herpes zoster and bell's palsy illnesses

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Bell's Palsy :: Will Remain Permanent?

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Bell's Palsy :: Back After 14 Months

I had Bell's Palsy last year and with in 14 months i got it back. First time i think it took around 6 weeks to recover 90%. I still have some signs of it. During First time - i had pain behind my ear for 3 days and on 4th day - I started noticing something wrong and by the end of the day - i had total facial paralysis on my left side.

Now for second time - it is so weird that i had pain for almost 5 days and on 6th day i started noticing changes and by end of the day i am still normal and by end of 7 day it got worse.

I went to Doctor and he kind of confirmed Bells Palsy ( not sure whether he is 100% sure) and gave me Steroids and Antivirals.

Weird part is why is it so slow this time - after 2 complete days of initial symptoms - i am still able to close my eyes ( forcefully and not like the other one) and i am still able to smile little bit ( very slightly). Is it something normal to Bell's Palsy or i have something else.

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Bell's Palsy - During Pregnancy - Can't Take Steroids

I am getting desperate I got bells palsy during my pregnancy i was not allowed to take the steroids because i was told it might harm the baby so they said just to wait it out and after i give birth it should fix its self well it hasn't. I tried physiotherapy, acupuncture I'm taking complex vitamin b tablets. Nothing is working im starting to feel really depressed at the possibility that i will never be able to smile again or look normal. I didn't take any photos with my son during his birth and he is now 8 months and i don't have many photos with him i don't want to be remembered as a monster.

Everyone always says oh i cant tell, you look fine , don't worry about it but its hard to believe them when they aren't the ones suffering.

I cant afford to spend 120 a week on acupuncture so i'm thinking i have to stop i have been doing it for 2 months.

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