I am 28 weeks pregnant and have developed Bell's Palsy, I am in my third week of paralysis. That means that I cannot move the left side of my face, not even blink and thus need to tape my eye close with an eyepatch to go to sleep.
According to the doctor(s) I contracted this through a viral ear infection, being pregnant was a factor of risk and I also had lots of bad luck as this is quite rare to happen. They prescribed no treatment except "perhaps trying accupuncture" and "normal life". I have started accupunture and I am holding on to every little sign that could indicate some recovery, although I am not sure that it is really working.
About doing my normal life... not clearly possible. I struggle spending long hours in the computer, I don't feel safe driving with one eye... and I feel really tired (is it the palsy or is it the third trimester?).
Has anyone passed through this before? How long did it take to pass? what did you do? I would really like this to clear by the time bubba is born, it is hard enough not to be able of smiling at my 4 year old, I want bubba to see my smile!