On Friday DH said the right side of his face felt weird, and since he wasn't feeling well in general he took the afternoon off work, thinking he was just over stretched and needed to rest up. He spent all weekend resting--canceled all obligations, etc--and it didn't get any better. This morning I had an appointment, so we went to that, and while we're sitting there talking to the doctor, he (doc) noticed that the right side of H's face wasn't moving. I turned to look at him and it really scared me to see the two sides so different (it hadn't been so obvious over the weekend). He can't close his right eye (unless he holds the eyelid down with his finger), and basically the muscles on the right aren't moving at all. My doctor immediately said he should see the GP in the practice, which we did, and he said it looks like Bell's Palsy.
Has anyone had any experience with this? From what the GP said it should clear up on it's own, but that it could be a couple weeks or months. It's scary to see H like this, he never gets sick, so I'm kinda freaking out a little. Plus, he's a teacher, and it's really affecting his speech, so he's not sure how well he'll be able to manage lessons and classrooms in the meantime.