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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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Has anyone had experience with a plummeting heart rate? My brother-in-law Jim has been fighting Guillian Barre for almost 70 days! He was paralized from neck down. He has made very little progress but we are happy with small gains. The biggest…Continue
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My GBS started in May of 2013. Couple days before coming down with GBS, my fingers on both hands and toes on both foot were numb and tingly. Several weeks before the GBS I was having some kind of upper respiratory ailment. I went to see my doctor…Continue
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My balance is non existent.In my head I can still make it down those stairs or even step on to that curb.. But I can't. I had this beautiful moment the other day where I thought I was normal & healthy again..I went down my 2 front porch steps,…Continue
Started by Spencer in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Tarhealing yesterday. 15 Replies 0 Likes
Prior to me coming down with GBS, my stress level was pretty high. Now that I'm almost back to normal and back to work, my stress level is creeping up again. Is there a correlation between stress and GBS? Did any of you have high stress before…Continue
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