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Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system, the portion of the nervous system that is outside the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by an acute infectious process. The patient's immune system attacks good tissue, which in this case is the nerve cells communicating 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. As these sensations spread, the entire body may become paralyzed. Full recovery is possible but may take considerable time.
I had GBS in 1991. After going through everything I recovered ok but the last 5 years I've been really tired and my joints are starting to hurt. I used to be so active and now I'm just tired and weak. What is going on?
Hello everyone,I hope this posts correctly in the introductions area? I was struck down by some odd mysterious illness almost exactly one year ago on Aug 26th, 2014. I was out walking with my little ones when my feet began to tingle and feel…Continue
i having a little numbness and tingling going on. my face is numb and tingling only on right side then i am having pin brick or bee sting feelings in face, neck, arms, muscle cramps along with burning and tingling in feet and hand and the…Continue
Hi' 10 years ago, when my husband was sick as a dog ( 3 months in ICU 5 months ih hospital rehab) I recieved a lot of support from this forum. About a year after our illness my husband was left with facial palsy, weak hands, drop feet, sleep apnea…Continue
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Has anyone been treated by Dr. Corse or Dr. Cornblath at Johns Hopkins hospital?
Hi everyone!I've been a bit MIA for a while because of some health issues that arose in the last year.If you read my story before, you might know a bit of my background but just to give you a quick backstory, I had GBS about 20 years ago and yes…Continue
Hello all ~My 23-year-old daughter has been recovering from what was diagnosed as a mild case of GBS in April 2014. Since then she has suffered a number of set backs but the latest seems to be involving her central nervous system. The neurologist is…Continue
Mid June 2015, I started experiencing slight tingling in my hands and feet. Also noticed a little weakness the while walking. I thought it was sciatica. I went to the doctor. They did an xray and spinal stenosis showed up. I went to physical…Continue
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