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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?
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
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?
Occupational health: Should be able to help, either recommend relocation or ergonomic treatment, goodluck ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My symptoms are: bels palsy, tinitus, hearing loss (all left side face) vertigo, sty in left eye? Help?
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
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?
Neuro doc said I have Hemeplegic migraines & that's what's causing left side leg arm face neck numbness declined vision I'm 30 i don't get migraines?
Muscles tender to touch. Was on Presidone for 2 weeks for Bell's palsy. Could it be from bell's or Presidone?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer