I'm on my 3-1/2 weeks having Bell's Palsy with no signs of movement. I can't move my eyebrow, nostril, cheek and lips. Still frozen. I'm getting frustrated. I did the 10 day PRednisone/Antivrals from the first day I got this facial weakness. Even the urgent clinic doctor told me that I'm on a mild case and probably clear by 2 weeks, which gave me a lot of hopes! I'm doing acupuncture which I started like day 10, and still doing it on weekly basis. It helped me relaxed. My face is not droopy at all, well there's droopiness if you look longer and closer but not noticeable, that's why I thought I'll heal faster. When I had a follow-up MRI result check up yesterday - my neurologist told me that they still found a swelling behind my ear on the MRI result. So i guess, that's why I can't still move my face. All my blood results are normal. So he put me on prednisone/anti-virals again for 30 days in a low dose, and recommended me to do the TENS check up to help the nerves more to kick in. So waiting for my appointment.
I don't feel tenderness or soreness in my face though I had that on the 2nd week (it's really painful that I can't touch my face) . Right now just a mild pain behind the ear and near bottom of jaw (though it's getting stronger today but still manageable pain), not so frequent mild pain on the face and twitching chin whenever I tried lip exercises. I'm taking vitamins as well, not sure if I'm overdoing it, but I'm taking Vitamins B12, B-complex, D, C, Omega 3 Fish oil. I tried black seed oil on the 2nd week, but discontinue it, as I'm scared of any side effects consuming it. Trying to stay away with the junk foods, caffeine as well. I lost weight because I'm eating less carbs. Hope the steriods/antiviral will work. Please make it work. Hope I can regain movement this week! I'm trying to light up myself and putting everything in here for an outlet. Hope I can get some advice and fighting spirit with everyone getting through this. I missed my symmetrical smile. Wish me luck guys! Thanks!