I was diagnosed with bells palsy 15 days ago. I have just finished my course of steroids ( prednisolone) and have now started getting pain. The pain is in and the ear on the paralysed side and down into the neck .
I have also noticed though that both sides of my glands in my neck seem to be tender and slightly puffy and I feel quite run down. I was wondering if it is possible I have picked up an infection? I still have no movement in the left side of my face although my eye can close at the same time as the other although it doesn't stay shut. I am taking paracetamol for the pain although it isn't helping and using a wheat bag which gives me some relief.
I have been doing accupuncture, taking b12 vitamins and I have my first neuro physio appointment on Friday. I am also signed off work currently and trying to rest as much as possible.
Just wondering if anyone else has noticed anything glandular or advice about the pain ? Im generally a very happy positive person but it's starting to get me down now.