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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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Muscle spasms in odd places

Started by Dollywood in Symptoms. Last reply by KC 4 hours ago. 14 Replies

I am 11 months out in my recovery from GBS and doing quite well.  But I do have a question that I have not seen posted here.  The question is has anyone else experienced muscle spasms during recovery.  I am experiencing them along my sides between…Continue

My bout with GBS variant Miller Fisher Syndrome

Started by Nostromo in General 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello!  I just signed up and thought I'd post my experience and see if anyone has any general input for me.  This may end up being a little long winded, but as I'm sure many of you know, it's not like there's a lot of people around in real life…Continue

Disability

Started by scott in General. Last reply by Deborah Yount yesterday. 11 Replies

Has anyone ever been to a disability hearing in front of an  Administrative Judge in reference to GBS?Continue

dealing with the fear involved in the GBS journey.

Started by Beau in Emotional Support. Last reply by Nebretta on Sunday. 20 Replies

Hi. I have just joined this forum and am lying in hospital in darwin australia. Diagnosis: GBS. This is my story: monday this week I noticed that I struggled to walk up the stairs.I thought it is something that will just go away. Next day on Tuesday…Continue

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My bout with GBS variant Miller Fisher Syndrome

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Pain and stiffness

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Pain and stiffness

Posted by Scorpio1 on March 1, 2015 at 11:04pm 0 Comments

Hi,

I was diagnosed and admitted to hospital on the 19th January 2015 after being weak and unable to walk properly from the 6th Jan, I was given ivg and went home on day 5. I went back for a check up after a week and was told to carry on with… Continue

GBS symptons?

Posted by Jock on February 27, 2015 at 6:35pm 0 Comments

I contracted GBS 4 years ago.  Now I am having unexplained sweats which leave me feeling weak and dizzy.  Moreover when I go to bed at night my legs gradually get hotter and hotter and take hours to cool down. My legs are feeling weak when I…

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