Bells Palsy can be a bit disturbing to see, as it looks as if you had a stroke and one side of your face is frozen in place. This is what Carnie Wilson is up against right now, according to Radaronline on Saturday March 16, 2013. The good news is this condition looks a lot scarier than it really is, as it is just temporary. Other than looking awful and not being able to move the muscles on one side of your face, there's no other problems that come along with this usually.
Carnie tweeted about her condition of Bells Palsy on her Twitter page. She shared with her fans what she was going through. Perhaps she did this because she's due to perform on March 29 in Oklahoma. She said that she tried acupuncture and believes it is helping the condition and it could be. Although, it could just be that the Bells Palsy would have gotten better by itself because no one is sure of what causes this strange and odd-looking condition.
The leading theory is that the Bells Palsy is caused by the same herpes virus that causes cold sores. This is not a permanent condition and it usually goes away after a month or two. It doesn't just disappear, it lightens up over time as the muscles slowly start moving again.
According to the Bells Palsy/ Lyme Disease website, it is estimated that up to 60% of Bells Palsy patients really have Lyme Disease. Carnie lives in California, where Lyme Disease is not as prevalent as it is in the New England area, but cases of Lyme are found all over the U.S.
It is not known what caused Carnie's condition, but her Twitter posting indicates that she is already seeing improvement with this bizarre diagnosis.