I just recived this comment on an older post I have (January - 2009) and thought that you all should read this in case you missed it. Why am I sharing it here? ....beacuse this happens -A LOT ! If you have a child or your an adult that comes down with Bells Palsy - you need to consider Lyme disease, 60% of all BP patients really have Lyme. Bell Palsy is one of the symptopms of Lyme.
For a more complet list on sympotoms visit this link http://bellspalsylymesdisease.blogspot.com/2009/04/lyme-symptoms.html
I had bells palsy years ago, and had SEVEN negative lymes tests before
going to a neurologist who finally found out I was in 3rd stage lymes
disease. It is such an embarrassing horrible thing. Especially at the
age of 14 when I had gotten it. But yes....CANNOT STRESS ENUF about
repetitive testing. If I didn't agree to finally get a spinal tap, would
have taken years longer or never have known and maybe died.
I DID finally recover,after months of staying in the house and
hiding from my teenage friends. (I was a ballet dancer and competiton
cheerleader- neither of which I would do looking like that)
I still remember going from doctor, and my mother just sitting up at
nite crying because she didn't know what was wrong with her only.
child... it got to a point where I thought I would b like that forever
and got very suicidal. (Which I an positive has something to do w lymes
also. I was a VERY positive child and all of a sudden was going from As
and Bs to Ds and Fs in school. PLEASE PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE IS
RECOVERY.... I AM 100% BETTER NOW, and a happy healthy 34year old women.
Good luck to u all and my prayers are wu