If you’re experiencing facial paralysis you most likely have a facial droop which results in an asymmetrical appearance to your face. Visually you may appear that you are frowning when you are really trying to smile at someone.
Your facial paralysis not only has visual effects, but it also can be causing you emotional strain. The balanced appearance you possibly once had, is now gone. You’re feeling a sense of loss of what used to be. You may also feel misunderstood due to your inability to use your facial expressions as body language. Most likely your facial paralysis has been caused by trauma to your facial nerve, a wide variety of syndromes, or Lyme disease. Not only are you experiencing the physical results of any of those conditions, but also your facial paralysis is one more burden you are carrying. (more…)