Bells Palsy

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Bells Palsy

Postby leftpoole » 18 Jan 2019, 11:30am

Hello,
As if I do not have enough medical conditions to deal with. I have now been affected by Bell's Palsy.
It is not very nice and eating/drinking/sleeping are very difficult.
If you need more information on the condition its easily found online.
Best to all,
John

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Re: Bells Palsy

Postby thirdcrank » 18 Jan 2019, 11:45am

Good luck with this. My wife contracted it not long after we were married, when a lot less was known about it than is perhaps the case now. Her face was paralysed down one side. Fortunately, she was quickly diagnosed - after 50+ years I cannot remember the details but an expert on the condition was a consultant at the General Infirmary at Leeds - and had a course of (steroid?) injections. Not only was she completely cured but they analysed a series of before and after pics of her gurneying and said that she had more mobility in the side which had been cured than the unaffected side

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Re: Bells Palsy

Postby leftpoole » 21 Jan 2019, 12:27pm

Thanks for the wishes.
Steroids indeed and the complaint is most uncomfortable, inconvenient and overall debilitating. Difficulty eating drinking and sleeping. My right eye has to be taped down at night because I cannot close it. Difficult condition all in.
John

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Re: Bells Palsy

Postby Eman Resu » 23 Jan 2019, 4:20pm

HI John,

My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. Corticosteroids are effective as I found out recently in respect to another condition. Here's to you getting up and cycling again soon.

Kind regards
Dennis

leftpoole wrote:Hello,
As if I do not have enough medical conditions to deal with. I have now been affected by Bell's Palsy.
It is not very nice and eating/drinking/sleeping are very difficult.
If you need more information on the condition its easily found online.
Best to all,
John

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Re: Bells Palsy

Postby leftpoole » 24 Jan 2019, 11:47am

Eman Resu wrote:HI John,

My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. Corticosteroids are effective as I found out recently in respect to another condition. Here's to you getting up and cycling again soon.

Kind regards
Dennis

leftpoole wrote:Hello,
As if I do not have enough medical conditions to deal with. I have now been affected by Bell's Palsy.
It is not very nice and eating/drinking/sleeping are very difficult.
If you need more information on the condition its easily found online.
Best to all,
John

Dennis,
I am indeed taking a Steroid. Nothing to report other than these tablets cause insomnia. I have just returned from seeing my Doctor. Insomnia is here for the time left taking these tablets. So far I have had very little sleep over 10 days. I am exhausted and not eating/drinking properly due to the paralysis.
Thanks for kind comment,
John

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Re: Bells Palsy

Postby leftpoole » 4 Feb 2019, 2:01pm

I am recovering well and I am very happy to be so.
It is a terrible illness and one which I hope to never to have to deal with again!
John