Today i was diagnosed with this at 23 weeks, im extremely upset and the Dr was concerned more than normal as the onset wasnt particularly sudden.
Had aching under my ear a few backs, loss of taste in mouth about a week or so ago and then onset of eye and mouth twitching 3 days ago.
Has anyone else had it start at this rate or only very qucikly, perhaps a day or two or even overnight.
Wasnt very reassuring
Thanks for any advice.
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20-01-2014 18:28 #1
Bells Palsy in pregnancy :(
20-01-2014 18:33 #2
As you know my dd got it when she was 5. It was overnight. She took huge doses of steroids for 3 weeks. She couldn't close one eye for 1 week. And there speech took a little longer to come fully back to normal.
Mum had while pregnant 47 years ago. I am sure the treatment would be different now. But i can ask her.
Sorry i am not too much help.
20-01-2014 18:56 #3
Sorry - replied on the other thread before I read this one. See if they can make sure whatever it is with your ear that that is definitely cleared up - it was probably what set it off as those tubes run right near the 7th cranial nerve which when aggravated stops working and causes the palsy.
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20-01-2014 19:04 #4
MIL had it. It happened over night. Recovery was slow but sped up when she started acupuncture. Look into it if it's safe in preg.
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20-01-2014 21:23 #5
Thanks ladies. Yeah I keep on hearing sudden onset mine was several days although the facial spasms etc started one day and both the eye and mouth. Mouth area in particular seems worse tonight Have just taken first tabs tonight and guess I just have to hope for the best!
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20-01-2014 21:35 #6
No advice but wanted to know what treatment they have offered?
20-01-2014 21:41 #7
I had Bells a few years ago and mine progressed quick. It started out as a feeling of being shot in the back of my head in one corner then a day and a half later my eye drooped, I was drooling, lost taste and feeling. I had to have steroid treatment not sure what they do for pregnancy. I have little relapses every now and then when I get stressed but nothing as bad as the first time. The Dr was shocked the first time it happened again because it's not something that usually happens more then once and Dr the said maybe that is why the onset was so fast
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20-01-2014 21:42 #8
Use a straw as much as can. Make sure you put eye drops in every 30 mins or so so they don't dry out. Cover your eye if your lid won't close with a patch.
20-01-2014 21:48 #9
I'm still recovering from BP. It will be 2 yrs in May. I found I have gone backwards a little in my recovery since being pregnant (I'm 21wks). I can no longer close my eye again, my mouth and speech has slurred again and my eye is constantly running. Before getting pregnant I think I was about 75% recovered, now back to 50-60%.
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20-01-2014 22:12 #10
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