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What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. It is usually caused by an acute infectious process. The peripheral nervous system is the portion of the nervous system that is outside the brain and spinal cord.

Autoimmune means the patient's immune system goes wrong and attacks good tissue, which in this case are nerve cells which communicate with muscles. The individual with Guillain-Barre syndrome will initially experience a tingly and numbing sensation in the limbs, as well as weakness in the same areas. If these sensations spread, which they often do, the entire body eventually becomes paralyzed. Typically, person with Guillain-Barre syndrome experiences symptoms start in the lower limbs and eventually spread upwards.

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Does the tingling, numbing get worse before it gets better?

Started by Ivy in Symptoms. Last reply by Ivy 7 hours ago. 47 Replies

I'm having a really hard time for the past 3 days, especially last night and today. It feels like it's on overdrive. Did anyone go through this? Any suggestions? Please help

Pain, Drugs and how they effect your personality

Started by MoonE in General. Last reply by neverplan 9 hours ago. 5 Replies

I was on hydrocodone and morphine first seemed to work fine but I complained that it made me feel nothing. I would put up with a lot of pain to get to feel other emotions.So now I'm on a antidepressant and seizure medicine. I feel not much pain and…Continue

A couple of concerns...

Started by JPG2586 in General. Last reply by Lin 16 hours ago. 23 Replies

My girlfriend of over 2 years, and the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, has recently, Dec. 11, 2014, received a "working diagnosis" of GBS. It goes without saying that this has been a very devastating time for both her, her family,…Continue

Funny things happen when you have GBS

Started by Valaveria in General. Last reply by MoonE on Monday. 10 Replies

I've been reading through the posts.  Everyone has been very informative and full of support.  I think back on some of the things that happened to me while going through it.  Thought maybe some of you might also have funny stories to tell.  Here are…Continue

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