I know for me Bell's Palsy had nothing to do with chicken pox, shingles, cold sores virus etc. I've never suffered from any of that. I also don't have Lyme's Disease. Dental doesn't seem to be a concern either. I did help lift a person who grabbed my neck to assist in the lifting, and then 2 days later woke up with a pain in the base of my skull and cramps behind my ear. About 15 minutes later my mouth went numb and I had trouble blinking my eye. Next thing I knew, my right side was paralyzed from moving but I never lost any feeling. My hearing in my right ear became super-human. Someone whispers and it sounds like they are screaming. I tried a chiropractor and it seemed to make matters worse for me, but I don't want to discourage anyone from seeking that as an option. In my case I believed a pinched nerve or something like that was the culprit. So I started a daily routine 6 weeks ago. WATER ONLY. I've drank nothing but water. Organic fruit and vegetables. Started taking sublingual B-12, B-12 tabs, Lysine, Calcium, Flax Oil, Omega-3 and B-6. These I found at Walmart for reasonable prices. I doubled the recommended doses for myself, and I took as much B-12 as I could stand because it's supposed to be harmless. I then started taking Colloidal Silver immediately, which was just a precaution in the event that I somehow had an infection. I could only find Colloidal Silver in a healthfood store, but Walgreen's offered to order it for me. I just didn't want to wait for it. I fasted for a day, drinking water when I felt hungry.
I don't know if any of this truly worked for me or not, it may be a placebo effect or just natural course, but I'm 6 weeks in and I've regained the ability to move my nostril, my speech is no longer slurred, I can blink my eye with no problem. I still can't lift my eyebrow, and when I smile my right corner still droops. Did the vitamins and diet work? I don't know. Was it the chiropractor? I don't know either. I'm still going to continue taking them cause even if they didn't work, they made me feel as though I was doing something to better myself. I also used a back massager and massaged my face every 2 hours to stimulate the nerves. I practice A E I O U and exagerate the formation of the letters with my mouth. I hold my eyebrow in place as I mentally think about lifting them, and then lift my left one. I do the same with the corner of my mouth. I've still got some recovering to do. I know B-12 and B-6 are good for your nerve endings and muscles. For a few bucks it's worth a try right?
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Be careful about Manganese -- it can cause symptoms of Parkinsons' Disease or Bells Palsy. I was taking a number of supplements that included manganese. The muscles on the right side of my face started to go slack and I was unable to use my mouth effectively. I thought I was having a stroke. Luckily I had a friend over who took me to the emergency room. I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy. It was supposed to go away within 1-2 months. It persisted for "7" months. I ran across something on the interment stating that overdosing on manganese can cause Parkinson's type symptoms. After checking the supplements I was taking I found that I was taking roughly 600 to 800 times the daily recommended allowance of this mineral. After I threw out these supplements my Bells started to clear up. If you have any similar type symptoms check what you're taking and eliminate those with manganese.
I had bells palsy when I was 7months pregnant with my oldest child. I was told it was a Vit C and folic acid deficiency. That was back in 1978.
I would like to ask or to know if there is a chance to be back into normal for my bell's palsy? I have suffered almost 38 years....
(Smalltown, Tennessee, Usa)
(Sioux Falls, Sd)
(Prague, Czech Republic)
Hi, I had Bells Palsy twice, once when I was 9 months old and again when I was 6. It went away, but left my right side of my mouth a little turned down, my eye smaller than my left.
I am now 52 and have had times, especially when stressed or tired, that I have a lump next to my mouth, below my cheek. Lately in social situations, when drinking some wine and being tired, people ask me what is wrong. I am wishing to do something about it and trying to see if minor plastic surgery will help. I am nervous that it might cause more nerve damage. My face is extremely puffy, especially on my right side. Does anyone have this problem with one spot and have ideas to deal with it? I try to do the BP exercises, but seem to notice my face getting more heavy and my ear full.
Hello. I had bell's palsy when I was 15. The whole right side of my face drooped as if I had a stroke. I couldn't eat or drink without stuff falling out of my mouth because I only had control of half of it. My right eyelid sagged so low that I could barely see out of it.
My dad took me to a clinic that gave me an I.V. Drip of something that made it go away after about 4 treatments. (I was afraid to ask what it was because I'm terrified of needles, sorry! ) However, I'm 26 now and it left some nerves damaged, or they grew back incorrectly, because whenever I smile, my right eye closes involuntarily. Does anyone know how to reverse nerve damage from bell's palsy?
(Syracuse, Ny, United States)
Bells Palsy: On the day after I returned from Cyprus, I woke up with it. It felt like a cheap soap had tightened my skin, but on the muscles on my face. I couldn`t move the right side of my face, like someone had drawn a line down my nose and from then on, nothing! I went to the base doctor, and was told I had bells palsy...that they did not know the cause, and there was no cure for it. My life took a drastic change for obvious social reasons. I guess I spent about the next three or so years without being very social at all. It did a lot to my self image for sure. Many years later on tv, I saw a lady that had the same thing. One thing to remember about this for those that have it....
Today, though I never got any cure, and years later it became less severe, I have discovered the lack of wrinkles over the entire right side of my face, which seems to confuse people in judging my age! I read a little on your site which I`ll read more of later, but I just wanted to get this off my chest. Today I still have no actual cause or cure, and my right eye tends to water when food has a strong flavour. Best regards, David.
I've had Bell's Palsy on one side of my face for over 17 years! My eye still won't shut, I still can not smile. It happened during surgery to remove a brain tumor, so I know it was physical damage. I went for acupuncture twice a week for six months, but it didn't fix it. I've heard good things about certain nerve regenerating essential oils, especially Helichrysum Oil. I just started using it 2 days ago. I'll post again if I see positive results.
(Dodge City, Ks)
I am in my early 50's and woke up one morning at the end of September with Bell's Palsy. Thought I had A atroke. Urgent care told me It's Bells Palsy. I refused to take the Steroids they gave me.
I have been Juicing Ginger, Celery and Blueberries. All though my face looks normal again it still has not totally gone away, I still do not yet have movement on my right eye brow & upper right lip. I hear Turmeric is also helps, I am going to start adding it to my Natural juicing. I will let you know if it seems to help.
For those who suffer from Bells Palsy and you don't want to take Drugs, do this each day: Black seed oil in morning internal and heat to rub or Massage in face both sides or you can switch and use Castor Oil the same way. Drink Hawthorn and Hisbiscus tea in Morning. Half hour later take 2 Ginger Capsules and 1 Turmeric Capsules in morning with water or alkaline water. Hour later, take MSM pill 💊 and an B Complex 💊 with water.
Half hour later Cayenne, Garlic pill 💊 with water.
Half hour later, either drink Orange Juice or take a vitamin C 💊.
By 12 pm or after eat a green salad 🥗 of cucumbers, ROMAINE Lettuce 🥬,celery, parsley red or sweet onion, 3 crush garlic, dash of cayenne, turmeric, Apple Cider Vinegar dash in 🥗 salad eat it with coconut and vinegar, or brags special salad dressings ,they have different ones. If don't want to eat this you can put in a good blender like vitamix and make a powerful green mix but add fresh ginger. Best to get all your food products from Farmers market organic. Also make 3 times a day celery drink by itself to drink or you can add cucumbers,ginger and 🍋 lemon. Night time another capsule of Tumeric, Ginger, MSM. Keep the tear drops in your eye few times throughout the day and before you rest. Lemon water 💦 at night be fore rest.
Stay on Plant food and herbs nothing else to eat with your salad except Broccoli boil. And watch the amazing affect you start feeling in a week to two weeks not just to heal Bells Palsley but overall health. Also in the 24 hours you also should take a plant Base protein shake excellent one called Vega Shakes look it up online Morning x it with part coconut milk and part almond milk ,very good for health. Now if you can stick with this in discipline each days. with your massaging your face or putting semi hot wash cloth on your face and even every other day to-drop the two to 4 drops whatever your brand says of oil of oregano 🌿 and stick to all of this you will be amazed in its help to heal Bells Palsy. But always check with your doctor if this is good for you The Natural way but remember The Almighty God in his scriptures is the healer and said he give you Herbs as your meat to eat as healing food.
Hi, Thank you for making such a place where natural remedies are discussed. Highly appreciate it! I got bell's palsy in last month of pregnancy. Did take steroids but 48hrs later. It's been 11 months and have only improved 50% if that. I have tried massage, acupuncture (50-60 sessions by now), chiropractor, turmeric, ginger, bunch of different vitamins, essential oils, castor oils and heat packs, yoga, meditation and CS (for last 3 weeks). Nothing seems to have clicked so far. As soon as I started meditation my eye started closing which was a great help. But no further improvements after that.
Can you please suggest if there's anything else I can try? Also I read about DMSO and CS combining and applying. IS it something that can still work? or am I too late for that? Is there any way I can learn that virus is there or not and/or may be virus is gone and nerves are damaged? How do I help nerve regeneration.
Thanks a ton!
Bells Palsy is a calcium deficeincy. I have now had 8 peoples faces back to normal in 2 weeks by giving them oral spray calcium. Number 9 is trying it now. I don't know if calcium pills would help as quickly but it has to work over the long run. The spray is sprayed on the inside of the cheeks, 6 sprays twice a day, for two weeks. I did find that one friend that had contracted it 4 years before, it didn't help but the other 8 started it within a week of the symtoms starting and all were back to normal in 2 weeks.
(Nuneaton, United Kingdom)
(Long Beach, California)
(Eau Claire, Wis)
(Los Angeles, California)
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Redondo Beach Ca)
(St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)
I had my bells palsy last October 27,2016. I looked up for a neurologist and gave me medications like steroids 2x a day, vitamins B1, B6 & B12, for 3x a day and physical therapy once a day for 3 weeks. (Included in the PT is the facial exercises) that helps the muscles relax. It was 1 month and 3 weeks I already feel the changes. The droop face recovered earlier than expected. I also researched for best food that is rich in Vit. B1, B6 and B12. Meat and seafoods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables and fortified foods which is rich in vitamins B. It really helps my bells palsy recover soon. In a little span of time, exactly 3 months I'm already healed. I also take at least 7 to eight hours of sleep.
I recently have tried using Tumeric to reduce the nagging ache you get with bells palsy , I used to be munching pain killers like they were sweets to alleviate the constant ache , I also have had the eye problem which goes with it. I bought a small jar of Tumeric from the local supermarket and decided to give it a go as I had read it was a good anti inflamitory. I mixed a half teaspoon of powder in half a wine glass of water once in the morning and once about an hour before bed. Its not the most pleasant thing as it tastes like drinking dirt but it has worked for me , not completley removed the symptoms but 95% gone and I cant remember the last time I had to take pain killers. It seems to have sorted my eye out too. Also have tried colloidal silver for sinus issues and it actually works when you put it up your nose , again not very pleasant but twice a day works for me.
(Rockwall, Tx, Usa)