My twin sister got Bells Palsy 8 weeks ago. She got it 1 week before her baby was born. It hasn't gone away yet. I feel so bad for her. She can't smile or move the left side of her face. She is at her wits end with it. She is so sad that she has no pictures with her new baby where she is smiling and looking happy. She is putting off getting a family picture taken since she can't smile and she is dreading going back to work in 5 weeks if the Bells Palsy hasn't gone away. She is taking vitamin B12 and doing accupunture once a week. She has done physical therapy for several weeks and was prescribed antibiotics and steroids the day the Bells Palsy started. I hope this will all help with her recovery but I've heard scary stories about Bells Palsy not going away for some people. I pray that she isn't one of them. She is only 26 years old. That's too young to never be able to smile again. I want her baby to see her smile and know that his mom is happy. Right now it isn't obvious when you look at her. Sometimes she says she feels tingling in the left side of her face and she gets a feeling like she should be able to move the muscles but when she looks in a mirror her face isn't moving. Can anyone share what signs you had when you had bells palsy and it was starting to get better? Is tingling a good sign that it is improving? I am desperate to give her some reassurace. I would appreciate anybody's comments. Thank you so much.
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