- 10 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
Yup this happened to me about a year ago, I was 8 months pregnant and had the best pregnancy up until Thanksgiving morning I woke up with an ear ache. I went to see my primary doctor and she checked my ears and said there was nothing wrong with it. I kept trying to convince her that I heard swooshing noises in my ear and it really did ache! She just sent me home and reassured me I was fine. Then on black friday I woke up and couldnt even blink my left eye! Not at all! My right lip was drooped and I literally looked like I just had a stroke!
Scared shit, I rushed myself to the ER and neurologist diagnosed me with Bell’s Palsy, put me on steroids and perks, oh boy was I the loopiest most horrifying looking pregnant woman ever! I was completely miserable and all I could do was turn to websites to read other stories of people going through the same thing.
I discovered that it is a temporary paralysis of a facial nerve and is common in 3rd trimester pregnancies. Men and women of all ages get it from either sleeping with the AC on, sleeping with their hair wet, or anything in that matter (which is what i use to do before this)
Docs told me it should go away as soon as I had the baby, but it didnt. It lasted, full blown, for about 3 months! I looked like i was having a stroke for 3 months! Imagine that!
Now its been a little over a year and i can gratefully say its gone 95%, sometimes when it gets really cold out or when I get stressed out I can feel the left side of my face stiffening up, yup it really sucks. But some people have a crooked smile permanently or a droop so I thank God everyday that I have recovered the way I did.
I guess its true when they say girls take all your beauty, haha.
Anyone else unfortunate like me that had this too? I would love to hear stories from my fellow bees