I had Bell's Palsy also. First it started off just like an ear infection, but gradually I lost full use of the right side of my face. I couldn't close my right eye, I had to use eye drops in my eye, I also had to tape my right eye shut at night because I couldn't get it to close, I had a metallic taste in my mouth and I had severe pain on the right side of my face. My doctor prescribed Acyclovir and Prednisone, a steriod. All this started back in April. I have approximately 95% movement back in my face and my eye closes now but still a little slower than the left. I still have some pain on the right side of the face but it is easing. I massaged my face regularly at least 10 times a day for about 10 minutes each time. It helped ease some of the pain and also kept the muscles in my face stimulated.It will go away but it will just take time. Good luck and God Bless.