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Re: Bells palsy

Dear Ramade, 

I have experienced the same as you in October 2018. I kept calling it a Bell's palsy but the eye specialist corrected me and called it Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Similar to Bell's, but caused by the herpes zoster virus. I had excellent treatment when I got it, A/E seeing doctors within less than half an hour, a Ct scan and MRI. Steroids, eye ointments, antibiotics, visits to eye, neorologists, opthamologists. It is very disheartening Ramade. I have apparently, made a nearly complete recovery. I am not sure I have but am much better. Wishing you all the best. 

 

Personally I can't thank the NHS enough and especially my local hospital Colchester who have cared for me for nearly 7 years. 

 

Wishing you all the best x

 

Sue xx

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Well Ramade, that’s a bit of a doozie! Bet you were floored. Never heard of that with cancer but you need to ask your Onco or BC nurse. My daughter in law has had it twice, both times following particularly nasty health issues. The first time she’d had a dvt, and the second time she’d had a foot injury. Docs said stress caused it. Guess that could be it for you? Pleased you had a good Christmas. X

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Thanks Linda, lovely to hear from you. We did have a lovely Christmas,all the family come to us as we have a bit more room. I did have to go up for a lie down from time to time but tried to be discreet.  I hope you had a good one too and glad that things have remained stable for you. Keep in touch.

love Ramade xx

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Hi Ramade 

Sorry you are suffering with bells palsy. Have you mentioned to your oncologist to see what they think. 

How is your treatment going? 

Things are much the same with me at moment still on Letrozole due to get CT scan on 3 Jan. Hope you and your family have managed to have a good Xmas. 

Linda 

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Bells palsy

Hello everyone,have any of you had Bell’s palsy as a result of cancer,where the side of your face droops and looks a bit like a stroke but isn’t. I have this now and although I have been brave through all this continuing cancer, this has absolutely floored me. I have joined the Uk site and they are helping me.

hugs to all

Ramade x