I had Bell's Palsy back in 1997. For those who may not know of the condition, here's a link explaining it: http://www.drugs.com/cg/bell-s-palsy.html
Back in 1997, I got on treatment right away and all the symptoms were gone in three weeks. Well, I'm one of the lucky 10% who got it again, it suddenly appeared Wednesday morning. Of course, I knew immediately what it was so I didn't freak out (the first time I thought I'd had a stroke, never having heard of it).
The good news is that I am back on treatment and, while I was being tested, everything else came out great, blood work, testing of lungs, etc., and my blood pressure was perfect (70/120). Whew!
It's not a life-threatening disease, but it is humbling, with the severe facial paralysis. For now, I'm wearing a patch over the right side of my mouth when I'm working or out in public, where it really shows. (Yes, the patch is an eyesore, but not as much as the actual paralysis, which is bizarre when I'm talking or, especially, smiling--not sexy!)
Hoping I have a quick recovery as I did before, so fingers crossed. Has anyone else ever experienced Bell's Palsy?