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Can You Get Lazy Eye From Bells Palsy
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
I got bells palsy in december (had a mri)and have healed physically. I still get the terrible pains in the back of the head sometimes. Is this normal?
My left eye twitches fiercely of late. I have had bells palsy twice on that side, once about a year ago. Does this mean I am getting it again?
Get checked: Recurrent bell's palsy is not common so it is possible there is another reason for facial paralysis and now "blepharospasm". I am not sure if you had an MRI at any point to make sure there isn't something else going on inside your brain area but if not i would do so asap. I would see an ENT or a neurologist who can get to the bottom of what is going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Diagnosed with Bells palsy on right side of face 3 yrs ago and in the last 3 weeks my right eye has started to water is this due to the BP?
When i eat food my left nostril and my left eye start to run to the point that i need to use a tissue. I had bells palsy 4 years ago on that side.?
Crocodile Tears: This is a result of a mix-wiring of the nerves back. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about the case of crocodile tears! ...Read more
I have a bells palsy and now the effected eye gets shrunk while speaking. Will this be cured on its own and how much time it'll take?
Usually will: Resolve on its own completely. The time table is different for everyone. So protect the eyes until things return to normal. ...Read more
4 yrs ago i was diagnosed with bells palsy on the right side of my face. Now the left side of my forehead above my left eye is twitching. Why?
Cause may be unknown: Twitching inside a facial muscle, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles in a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see her primary care doctor, or an eye/ear/neurology doctor, if symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8months ago i had bells palsy in right side & numbed left side,after recovery got pain behind left eye. now still have the eye pain & got blood spot i?
SOME THOTS: Bilateral issues suggest that this is NOT just simple Bell's palsy, and instead may represent a different process. Eye pain with a blind spot raises questions of an optic nerve inflammation. Suggest visit to neurologist, as several different explanations may need to be considered. I would test for sarcoid, MS, vasculitis like lupus, etc. We might be able to help further via Concierge service. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got Bells palsy a few months ago. My smile is back and able to close eye but I can't produce tears in eye and lack of saliva in mouth. Is it permanent?
Only time will tell: Pretty unsatisfactory answer I know but it's the truth. Some people say after a 2-3 mths, WYSIWYG...(you're young; you know what that means don't you?). I have seen people improve after Bell's over the course of 1-2 years or longer. So, I stopped predicting these things a while back. The young whipper snapper docs think they know but you may prove them wrong. Hang in there & be patient! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer