I had RHS on the 16 December and the left hand side of my face is still very paralyzed. My eye shuts now but doesn't blink and i find i have to tape it shut in the day sometimes as it gets sore even with the hylo forte eye drops. i have a referral to the facial nerve clinic but there is a long waiting list I am worried that if I dont do any exercises or see a doctor soon I will miss the boat and my paralysis will have less chance of going but I dont want to do any exercises unless i know they are the right ones to do. I saw the tropical diseases doctor that I saw in hospital ( i had to go to hospital as it caused viral meningitis as well caused by RHS ) and he said that 85% of people who get better from paralysis get better in the first three weeks so I am a bit worried that this isnt going to go away. I am thinking maybe I should try acupuncture or maybe I should see someone privately - can anyone recommend anyone in London? i guess I should feel lucky apart from my eye my problems are mostly cosmetic - at least the vertigo and the pain has gone and i am not throwing up when i walk anymore - although my balance is still off - and I am lucky my hearing has come back.