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Quote lauvly Replybullet Topic: Numbness, loss of facial mobility on right side 2 weeks after monroe?
    Posted: July/28/2013 at 6:54pm
[ I put this up in the pro board as well, hoping to see if I get any different answers here. ]

So, two weeks ago I was on vacation in Vegas. A friend of mine wanted to get her lower lip done, but she didn't want to go alone so I went along with her and got a monroe [or madonna, if you'd rather] on the right side. The shop was clean, fresh needles, gloves changed between the two of us, knowledgeable piercer, the jewelry was brand new and sealed as well and he was even picky about the placement.

The past two weeks have gone by pretty easily, a bit red but I'm also super pale and anything on me gets irritated easily. I've been doing sea salt soaks 1-2 times a day and keeping it as clean as possible with qtips and using a non-alcohol mouthwash after eating and drinking. On Friday, my lip was a little numb. Nothing major, I asked a friend of mine who has the same piercing and she said it happened to her too so I didn't think much of it. Come yesterday morning I noticed I couldn't move that whole side of my face much at all. Then this morning I can barely blink my right eye and I have essentially no muscle control at all.

At first I just assumed it was the swelling impacting on the nerves or something, so I took some ibuprofen and continued as normal. No change. It's not even really swollen anymore, still a little red, but all in all it looks better than it has since I got it done.

Is this normal? Has anyone ever heard of this happening before? Any suggestions? Should I take it out? I'm honestly at a loss and I'm about to go crazy.
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Quote JClaude Replybullet Posted: July/28/2013 at 7:45pm
I admit, it would have occurred to me to post here if I had this problem, but maybe only after an emergency Dr. visit.
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Quote evalution Replybullet Posted: July/28/2013 at 11:48pm
I immediately think of this, just from the way you seem to have lost control of muscles.

Again, extreme reactions should probably get immediate medical attention..

http://wiki.bme.com/index.php?title=Bell's_Palsy

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Quote Echovi Replybullet Posted: July/29/2013 at 2:00am
No muscle control or have the muscle become flaccid and droopy as if you've had a stroke? Either way, seek medical attention immediately.
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Quote Keiran1980 Replybullet Posted: July/29/2013 at 5:13am
See medical advice. There is obviously something wrong. Some numbness around a piercing is not that uncommon, the whole side on one's face is a very extreme reaction.
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Quote lauvly Replybullet Posted: July/29/2013 at 10:59am
I went to the doctor yesterday. They agreed that while the piercing is a little red, it doesn't seem to be the cause. They said its Bell's palsy caused by some kind of viral infection that's affecting the facial nerve. It may have gotten in from the piercing, but it wasn't the direct cause.

Thank you for you help, everyone.
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