I posted this on the other board but only got 1 reply so I suppose that’s good!
I woke up on Christmas Eve morning and found I couldn’t drink my glass of orange juice properly without dribbling. Within an hour my eye felt strange and I couldn’t close it properly. I suspected Bell’s Palsy as my dad had it many years ago.
We dialled 111 but couldn’t get through so decided to go to A&E. Here I was admitted to the stroke ward, had a CT scan, blood tests and a visit from an OT. I was a bit worried that they were going to keep me in but thankfully they decided it wasn’t a stroke but Bell’s Palsy.
I was given a week’s worth of Prednisolone which is best prescribed as soon as symptoms are experienced. I have now finished these and haven’t seen any improvement. I still can’t close my eye and am drinking out of a toddler cup to avoid spills!
I have a concern that it isn’t true Bell’s Palsy but actually that the MS has damaged the nerves to my face. My GP phoned and said it’s linked to MS and is often one of the first symptoms. I hadn’t heard this