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Diagnosed with bells palsy, no recovery with medicines, depression, high BP. Help?

Can I get time off from having bellspalsy? Was diagnosed with bellspalsy 5 days ago, been off work since. Am still not seeing any improvement. I am feeling so down and think I m not ready to go back to work yet. Work in a financial industy so I deal with money transactions, meetings, on the pc all the time as well as on the phone. I want to know if I am allowed to take some time off work until I see any progress and until my condition gets better. I ve been having some pain on my face and back of the ear and sensitive to noise. Couple that with my high BP and am now taking meds for that as well. I feel so depressed about this and think I can t and not ready to face my work yet.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Bell's palsy is not a serious neurological disease, and it recovers well in about 75% of cases. However, it takes about a month to recover.

In addition to medications, you should also undergo physiotherapy exercises and galvanic current stimulation to speed up the recovery. I am sure your doctors are giving you acyclovir and steroids, which also help in recovery.

So, you need not feel depressed, as you would recover over time.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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