Holly - posted on 03/24/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Anyone out there have Bells Palsy? Or get it while pregnant? How long did it last? what was your experience with it? what did you do to help it go away?
I got Bells Palsy when i was 20 weeks pregnant. It was very scary. The entire left side of my face stopped moving. It was especially painful and i was told that 80% of cases have movement come back completely. The docs said it may take a couple months to a year but would most likely come back after i gave birth. My son is now 11 weeks old. 70 % of my movement on my left side of my face has come back. however, my eyebrow doesnt raise as far as my other eye brow. my eye will close on it owns like when i yawn or cough. and my lower lip will not smile. these last 2 days the pain has come back real bad. I couldnt do steroids when i first got it because of the pregnancy.
Anyone have any experiances that could help me? or at least keep me positive?