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Posted by MysteryGirl44 (Member # 10201) on :

I have a stiff face and it is hard to hold a smile. This is bothering me greatly because I am known for always smiling and I want to show that I'm happy.

What could be causing this and what can I do to get rid of this?

I would really appreciate suggestions.
Posted by Jenny in MI (Member # 17225) on :
Hi, I know exactly how you feel. My face was numb when I pinched my cheeks and the bones in my face hurt so badly when I slept on my stomach. Some of that is going away now, but it is just from the Lyme. Sorry, it is an awful symptom along with the 30 other terrible ones.
Posted by wantabe (Member # 14703) on :
Me too...
-had to actually argue w/a duck that it hurt to smile when they wanted me to during an examination.
I really couldn't!

Face still gets stiff at times, but is much better
-now if I just wanted to smile more...working on that!

keep smiling inside [Wink]
Posted by Parisa (Member # 10526) on :
My husband cheeks were stiff and his expression was off for about a year and a half. With treatment, he's about 99% better.

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