My Fiance Got Bells Palsy…

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@foreverthine:  It is disappointing, but I’m sure you were thrilled when you finally got the diagnosis and it wasn’t a stroke. It must have been scary for you both.


Post # 4
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Awww I’m sorry!  Two of my friends (both men) have had BP and it took a few months but they both made full recoveries.  🙂

Post # 5
1548 posts
Bumble bee

@foreverthine:  I’m glad you two were strong as a couple and overcame together. That is the epitome of what a wedding is supposed to embody, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. Thank you for being the example to all of us who get caught up in the fantasy and let the true meaning slip away. 

Post # 6
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Do they know what caused it? Before I found out that I had Lyme, I started having BP. It goes along with the neurological aspect of the disease. Hope all is well.

Post # 7
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@foreverthine:  was there something that triggered it?  I know it can be a temporary side effect of various types of dental work (i’ve been warned about it more than once).  I have a friend who had it after having his wisdom teeth out and it began to reverse much more quickly than they thought.  It was a while before he was completely back to normal but he didn’t look like his face was half paralyzed for more than a day or 2.

Post # 10
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Your poor husband! I’m so sorry, that’s definitely a major bump in the road right before your big day. It can be very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of BP if there wasn’t some sort of obvious trauma or disorder underlying it. Positive thoughts your way, I hope he makes a speedy and full recovery!

Post # 11
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@foreverthine:  ha I have recurrent bells palsy and my biggest fear is that it will come back before the wedding. My first occurrence was the worst- complete paralysis on my left side above the neck for about 7-8 months.  Subsequent episodes have been not as bad- usually a lot of tingling, my eye twitching constantly, some loss of taste.  Its always on the same side and is ALWAYS triggered my stress and sleep deprivation.  My plan is to just try to be as chill as possible and to get lots of sleep for the next month! In the end, it’s not something he (or I!) could control so really, you just have to roll with the punches.

Congrats on your recent marriage! If you FI has questions about the condition, PM me- I’ve done a ton of research because I had it for so long and because it keeps creeping back in!

Post # 12
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

My soon to be sister in law has it right now, actually.  She got it about 2 months ago and started as an ear ache and got worse until it affected her face.  She is almost back to normal now.  🙂  She also was going through a lot of stress at the time (seperation from her husband with a newborn).

Post # 13
5445 posts
Bee Keeper

Make sure he is tested for Lyme. Not something you want to let go. 

Post # 14
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Make sure he is tested for Lyme’s Disease and also Diabetes. It is caused by excessive stress a lot though as well.

Post # 15
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

As someone who had BP before, I feel for your DH!  It happened a month before my friend’s wedding.  Make sure he’s taking what he needs to take and rest.  He’ll be okay!


Post # 16
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@foreverthine:  Does he sleep with a fan on him? I’ve always slept with a fan and people are constantly warning me that it can cause Bell’s Palsy, but I’m not sure if thats just an urban legend or not.

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