Rialtus (rialtus) wrote,

I've got a bad feeling about this...

This morning I woke up with a strange feeling on the right side of my mouth. The best way I can describe it is the feeling like I was recouping from a Novocain shot. However, I didn't have a shot, and this feeling stayed with me all day. There is *no* visual impairment, and I am *not* slurring my speech. It is just this strange feeling. I did go to work, and nothing changed. I discussed this on the train, and people were freaking me out talking about Bell's Palsy. When I got home, Jen said we were going to the doctor...

It's not Bell's Palsy but cranial neuritis. Basically one of my cranial nerves is likely inflamed, probably due to a viral infection. It is affecting my feeling but is not inhibiting motion. My doctor wanted to give me a day or two off but it isn't necessary. I now have an anti-virus (ha!) and anti-inflammatory to take for the next 10 days.

The feeling will, unfortunately, not go away like it came. No, it will just gradually fade away...
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