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Just finished Presidone for bell's. Been having upper muscular pain(tender to touch) chest/back. Is it related to Bell's palsy?

Just finished Presidone for bell's. Been having upper muscular pain(tender to touch) chest/back. Is it related to Bell's palsy?

No: However Bell's can be a presenting manifestation of other conditions. You need to consult the doc who prescribed the Prednisone. Especially if you have any rash or other symptoms. ...Read more

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I suffer bells palsy in winter?

I suffer bells palsy in winter?

If repetitive,: Might be very different from the typical one-time bell's palsy, and could conceivably be related to underlying sarcoidosis, or even a neuroma which kicks up periodically. An immune nerve disorder cidp may cause bilateral facial weakness. Perhaps a neurologist ought to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Bell's palsy -- have many men had it beside sly stallone?

Bell's palsy -- have many men had it beside sly stallone?

Not uncommon: Bell's palsy, although not a frequent illness, occurs sufficiently commonly so that most of us know or are aware of someone who has had it. ...Read more

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Bell palsy and vertigo about 8 months ago now could vertigo and bells palsy have to do wit a tumor on the 7&8 cranial nerve sence i still have them?

Bell palsy and vertigo about 8 months ago now  could vertigo and bells palsy have to do wit a tumor on the 7&8 cranial nerve sence i still have them?

Rarely: Bell's palsy can often take a long time to resolve, and rarely can have permanent effects. In very rare cases, symptoms can be caused by a tumor, but you should consult an ENT doctor for this. ...Read more

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On feet 7hrs no break I'm a cashier n have spastic cerebral palsy n I'm having lower back pain?

On feet 7hrs no break I'm a cashier n have spastic cerebral palsy n I'm having lower back pain?

Occupational health: Should be able to help, either recommend relocation or ergonomic treatment, goodluck ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Bells Palsy 6/18/17right side. Noticed twitching over left eye 6/30/17 does it mean I'm getting bilateral palsy. Are twitches normal?

Diagnosed with Bells Palsy 6/18/17right side. Noticed twitching over left eye 6/30/17 does it mean I'm getting bilateral palsy. Are twitches normal?

Not likely: It is highly unlikely that you would develop bilateral Bell's palsy. I assume that you are using refresh pm or some other petroleum based ointment in the right eye several times daily and before bed to protect your cornea. If you do develop it in your left eye, use the ointment there, too and call your doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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34yr fem left facial palsy?

34yr fem left facial palsy?

Depends on cause: You should see a Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT) or Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial paralysis. The treatment depends on the cause of the paralysis, the severity, and the length of time it has been present. This problem can always be improved! ...Read more

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My bf was diag'd w shingles in his ear & ball palsy. He has partial face paralysis but now feels tingling on the other side; could it become paralzyed?

My bf was diag'd w shingles in his ear & ball palsy. He has partial face paralysis but now feels tingling on the other side; could it become paralzyed?

Bell's palsy: It would be most unusual to have shingles on both sides of the face simultaneously. I assume he is on antiviral medication and possibly also on corticosteroid medication like prednisone as well. He should notify the treating physician of this new symptom if it persists or worsens so that consultation with or reevaluation by the neurologist will be obtained. ...Read more

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My symptoms are: bels palsy, tinitus, hearing loss (all left side face) vertigo, sty in left eye? Help?

Bell's palsy : You should see an ENT or ear specialist asap. Have your hearing tested. You also may need mri. Treatment is usually with steroid and antiviral. ...Read more

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Suffered facial palsy post craniotomy. Face appears mostly normal but when I smile or laugh my lip twitches. Is this Synkinesis or nerve irritated?

Suffered facial palsy post craniotomy. Face appears mostly normal but when I smile or laugh my lip twitches. Is this Synkinesis or nerve irritated?

Probably weakness: There's no way to know without seeing it but usually synkinesis is the yoking of the movements of the eye and mouth: when you smile you blink and vice versa but only on the damaged side. Twitching of a previously damaged area is likely residual weakness from the injury or continued irritation. Would be tough to get isolated lip irritation from a craniotomy injury. I would go with weakness ...Read more

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I have occipital neuralgia nerve migraine headaches. Still wondering why I have numbness an it look like I have bell palsy on the right side of my fac?

I have occipital neuralgia nerve migraine headaches. Still wondering why I have numbness an it look like I have bell palsy on the right side of my fac?

Occipital neuralgia.: This is difficult situation to give a simple answer and I would suggest seeing a neurologist for complete evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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Muscles tender to touch. Was on Presidone for 2 weeks for Bell's palsy. Could it be from bell's or Presidone?

Muscles tender to touch. Was on Presidone for 2 weeks for Bell's palsy. Could it be from bell's or Presidone?

Side effects of Rx: The muscle tenderness would most likely be a side effect of the oral steroid rather than from the Bell's Palsy. Bell's Palsy causes the weakness of the face, but does not typically come with muscle tenderness. ...Read more

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 friends 7yr old boy started throat clear, eye blink, squeal tics. Has full blown strep, could this be panda? Transient tic? What expert handles this?

 friends 7yr old boy started throat clear, eye blink, squeal tics. Has full blown strep, could this be panda? Transient tic? What expert handles this?

Depends ..: The hallmark trait for pandas is sudden acute & debilitating onset of intense anxiety and mood lability accompanied by obsessive compulsive-like issues and/or tics in association with a streptococcal-a (gabhs) infection that has occurred immediately prior to the symptoms. Therefore, if this is an abrupt change in behavior, then pandas is possible. See http://pandasnetwork.Org to find a provider. ...Read more

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My 4yo son had bell's palsy a ~year ago. Everything is fine now, but occasionally his eye deviates. Is there a reason he goes cross-eyed somtimes?

My 4yo son had bell's palsy a ~year ago. Everything is fine now, but occasionally his eye deviates. Is there a reason he goes cross-eyed somtimes?

Unrelated phenomenon: Bell's palsy affects the seventh cranial nerve which is responsible for things such as motor movements of facial muscles, some control of the upper eyelid, control of tension on the timpanic membrane in the ear, and tearing. Eye deviation is not related to any process having to do with motor function of the seventh cranial nerve. Check with your child's pediatrician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is synkinesis after facial palsy permanent? Developed palsy after trauma from surgery. When I smile, corner lip spasms. 5 months post op

Is synkinesis after facial palsy permanent? Developed palsy after trauma from surgery. When I smile, corner lip spasms. 5 months post op

First: Discuss this with the surgeon. From a neurological standpoint you can monitor recovery with a Blink Study ( facial nerve NCV ) the development of aberrant nerve re growth obviates a careful assessment of facial nerve function including taste, ability to tolerate loud noises, production of saliva and tears ( not just facial muscle responses ) See a neurologist for this. ...Read more

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Is the creepy crawling feeling with bell's palsy a side of recovery?

Yes: The facial nerve is severely damaged in bells palsy, but then has to recover and regrow. As it regrows it will produce very strange sensations. It may even regrow down wrong paths and cause strange outcomes (jaw - wink, etc). This is normal course of recovery. ...Read more

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I suffered bells palsy 3yrs ago on left face.Now its on my right.Does this have to do with my recent right wisdom tooth surgery?wil ds get permanent?

I suffered bells palsy 3yrs ago on left face.Now its on my right.Does this have to do with my recent right wisdom tooth surgery?wil ds get permanent?

7thcranial nerve: Its possibly from the a anesthetic injection in the area of the Seventh cranial nerve distribution- in which case it will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has facial tics (eye rolling, head jerks, moving his jaw to the side) non-stop since june 2013. What could this be? I have a video.

My 5 year old son has facial tics (eye rolling, head jerks, moving his jaw to the side) non-stop since june 2013. What could this be? I have a video.

Likely tics: These may just be tics but tics should not be "non stop". It could also be a type of seizure or other neurologic disorder. See your pediatrician in the next week. ...Read more