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Is prednisone treatment essential for full recovery?

Mrs_Ballroom
Mrs_Ballroom

My Dr didn’t prescribe prednisone since Lyme was suspect and was led to believe a steroid could interfere with the doxycycline. I learned this was false too late... is full recovery possible? I’m at 8mo.

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Karen-FPUK
Karen-FPUKAdministrator

Hi, steroids need to be given within 72 hours to be effective. If you want to email our support team on support@facialpalsy.org.uk we could see if we can help further.

I think it depends on the person. I know of people who didn't have prednisone at all, but made a full recovery in less than a month. I myself took the prednisone within the 72 hours and still had a delayed recovery. I believe 8 months is early enough to still make good improvement. I'm 2 years out and have improved a lot since 8 months.

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