Any bees ever had Bell's Palsy?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

fredthebasil :  One of my closest friends had it twice before she was 31.  I’m sorry, I know it’s a horrible ordeal.  I believe hers went away in about a month?  Acupuncture helped her quite a bit.

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I had it! It was horrible not knowing what is was, one day I was trying to drink some juice and it all went down my face as I could not keep my lips tight against the glass! That being said though, it does pass after several weeks, and it’s not a sign of anything worse. It is actually pretty common too. 

In my case, I recovered after about 5 weeks, but to be honest I have never felt the same after that. Sometimes I am hyper sensitive on the side of my face where I had it, I feel tingling or I move my mouth and I can feel it kinda lagging on that side. Nobody else can tell though, so I may be making it up…

It’s scary but you will be ok. Use oil based eye drops and an eye patch! Also lots of vitamin B.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I didn’t have it but my ex-husband had it. He woke up one morning with it and it went away after a couple weeks 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m sorry to hear you are going through this.  I have had Bell’s Palsy 4 times.  I am 43 years old.  My last episode was in 2008.  The 2008 episode did the worst damage.  I have only recovered about 50% of facial movement on the left side of my face.  It still looks weird when I smile in pictures but it hasn’t stopped me from living life.  If your doctor prescribed any medication like steroids make sure you take the entire course of medication.  I hope you recover fully!

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Honey bee

I have a friend who had an episode of it. I would estimate his lasted about 6 months if I recall correctly and he recovered to about 85-90%.  I know he wore an eyepatch for about three months until he just refused to wear it anymore.  The one side of his mouth would still droop a little bit while eating, particularly if he was tired, but that was about it. 

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