Reply To: Facial Nerve Paralysis

November 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I was also diagnosed with GBS in February 2014. I couldn’t stand up and, at its worst, my swallowing was labored and my resting heart rate was in the 30s. I spent a week in ICU and another week in rehabilitation. I’m now stronger than ever, but there are still lingering signs. To your question, the right side of my face became paralyzed during the onset. It’s gotten much better and, while virtually undetectable by others, is still in that 95% range. With facial movements being so fine – that last 5% at times still feels like a chasm. I am hoping that it will just improve in time – again, it has gotten better, and so I’m hoping it just continues going that way. Good luck.